Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes’ record-breaking year academically continued Monday as 32 Governors received the Ohio Valley Conference’s Academic Medal of Honor.
The 32 Austin Peay student-athletes awarded the 2018-19 OVC Academic Medal of Honor each carried a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the academic year. The award recognized those conference student-athletes who achieve the highest GPA in a conference-sponsored sport. The league recognized a record 268 recipients of the Academic Medal of Honor in 2018-19.
“I want to congratulate our student-athletes and our student-athlete support services staff for the incredible year they put together in the classroom,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.
“Academic success is a key part of our ‘Total Gov’ concept, and our student-athletes continue to achieve outstanding success in the classroom, on the court and in our community. I would also like to thank President White, Provost Dr. Gandy, and the Austin Peay faculty for their efforts in making sure our student-athletes reach their academic goals,” Harrison stated.
Austin Peay’s record-breaking Academic Medal of Honor award list follows a 2018-19 academic year that saw its student-athletes post a department-record 3.14 GPA for the year. They set a single-semester record with a 3.152 GPA during the fall semester and their 3.096 spring semester GPA was the best spring mark in department history.
The Academic Medal of Honor release is the first of four awards the league will announce this week. The OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll will be announced Tuesday followed by the Wednesday release of the Team Academic Achievement Award winners and the overall Academic Achievement Award award.
2018-19 OVC Academic Medal of Honor: Austin Peay recipients
Harley Gollert, baseball
Max Remy, baseball
Zach Glotta, men’s basketball
Daniel Davis, men’s cross country
Molly Howard, women’s cross country/track and field
Caroline Kiplagat, women’s cross country/track and field
Jarrett Giacchino, football
Micah Knisley, men’s golf
Sam Lopez, men’s golf
Alex Vegh, men’s golf
Ashton Goodley, women’s golf
Taylor Goodley, women’s golf
Meghann Stamps, women’s golf
McKenzie Dixon, women’s soccer
Peyton Powell, women’s soccer
Jennifer Smith, women’s soccer
Kacy Acree, softball
Kelsey Gross, softball
Brett Jackson, softball
Emily Moore, softball
Morgan Rackel, softball
Christian Edison, men’s tennis
Timo Kiesslich, men’s tennis
Jake Lorino, men’s tennis
Nia Gibbs Francis, women’s track and field
Dascha Hix, women’s track and field
Danielle Morris, women’s tennis
Fabienne Schmidt, women’s tennis
Claudia Yanes Garcia, women’s tennis
Lidia Yanes Garcia, women’s tennis
Kaylee Taff, volleyball