APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – The complete list of gameday promotions for Austin Peay State University women’s soccer and volleyball home matches was released Wednesday, featuring family fun and welcoming back our Governors alumni.
The events begin with the annual Governors FanFest, which will coincide with the women’s soccer home opener vs. Evansville, August 28th. Reunion weekends and giveaways highlight the promo schedule for both sports, helping make the events fun for people of all ages.
“We’re looking to create a better fan experience at Austin Peay,” Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs Josh Jorgensen said. “We know our student-athletes love playing in front of a supportive, energized crowd, so it’s our job to make the gameday atmosphere as great as possible.”
Each event will be labeled on sport-specific calendars.
All promotions are subject to change.
In addition to FanFest, the women’s soccer team invites all Montgomery County Soccer Association players to join the Govs on the field during pregame introductions for the home opener. On September 9th-11th – matches against South Alabama and Alabama A&M – Austin Peay will celebrate its 15-year soccer anniversary with a reunion weekend. The Alabama A&M contest will also serve as Senior Day.
On the first home date in October, against Eastern Kentucky, the Govs will hold a MCSA Appreciation Night with coaches and players being recognized at halftime. When Belmont comes to town, October 21st, Clarksville Soccer Club hosts a Tailgate Night.
Completing the list is the yearly Breast Cancer Awareness night against Jacksonville State (October 23rd), and a special Halloween-themed night game, October 27th, vs. the defending OVC champions Murray State.
Austin Peay volleyball begins its home slate, August 30th, against Western Kentucky, as the Govs begin to ‘Defend the Dunn.’ The first promotional night will be held September 13th vs. Saint Louis where free t-shirts will be given to APSU students.
Family weekend will take place September 23rd-24th. In-state rival UT Martin travels to Clarksville, September 24th, which will serve as Camper Reunion Day. This is an opportunity for players who attended APSU volleyball summer camp to return to the Dunn Center to watch the Govs.
When October arrives, APSU will hold its annual ‘Peaynk Out’ match on October 15th where everyone is encouraged to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Faculty Appreciation Night, October 25th, gives players a chance to invite their favorite professor to join them on the court for introductions. November 2nd, a special Govs Cup event will be held against Murray State, with other athletics programs competing to determine who can pack the Peay the fullest.
On the final home weekend, Austin Peay hosts the Greatest Gov Competition, a two-day event between APSU students on November 11th-12th to see who can come to every home event on that weekend. In addition to two volleyball games, the Govs will compete in two women’s basketball contest and the final home football game vs. Eastern Kentucky.
At intermission of each home volleyball match, a serving contest will give fans a chance to win free t-shirts or pizza.