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123 APSU Athletes named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – A program-record 123 Austin Peay State University student-athletes have been named to the 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, released Wednesday by the conference office.

Student-athletes must have achieved a 3.25 grade-point average, were eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition in that sport.

Austin Peay State University has 123 athletes named to 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University has 123 athletes named to 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Men’s Basketball has laid groundwork for 2018-19 season and beyond

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team may have seen its season come to an end on March 21st, on a last-second shot by Illinois-Chicago, but first-year head coach Matt Figger and his staff have shown that the groundwork for a bright future has already been laid.

The Govs, who were picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference pre-season poll, finished the season 19-15 overall and 12-6 in OVC play – good enough for a third-place finish – the most wins and best finish in OVC play since the 2010-11 season.

Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball begins four game road trip at UT Martin, Thursday

 

Austin Peay (12-10 / 7-3 OVC) at UT Martin (8-15 / 3-7 OVC)

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 7:30pm CT
Martin, TN | Elam Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball looks to continue its winning ways with a road trip to UT Martin, 7:30pm, Thursday, February 1st.

The Govs come into the contest on the heels of an offensive hot streak, breaking the 90-point barrier against Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State in wins last.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball travels to Martin Tennessee to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks Thursday nigt at 7:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball travels to Martin Tennessee to take on the UT Martin Skyhawks Thursday nigt at 7:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball plays Morehead State at the Dunn Center, Saturday

 

Austin Peay Govs vs. Morehead State Eagles

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball looks to keep up its winning ways at home when the Govs host Morehead State, 7:00pm, Saturday, January 27th.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball hosts Morehead State at the Dunn Center, Saturday. Tip off is at 7:00pm. (APSU Athletics)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball hosts Morehead State at the Dunn Center, Saturday. Tip off is at 7:00pm. (APSU Athletics)

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Austin Peay State University Student-Athletes finish fall semester with record 3.110 GPA

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – An impressive fall semester for Austin Peay State University’s student athletes translated into the classroom with the department’s varsity teams posting a record 3.110 grade-point average for the Fall 2017 semester.

The department saw a record 204 student-athletes receive academic recognition during the recently concluded fall semester. Records also fell with the total number of athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (97), earning Austin Peay dean’s list recognition (107) and posting a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester (51).

Austin Peay Student-Athletes post 3.110 GPA during 2017 Fall Semester. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Student-Athletes post 3.110 GPA during 2017 Fall Semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball falls at Vanderbilt 73-54

 

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APSU Men's BasketballNashville, TN – For the first time since 1990, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball debuted under new leadership, squaring off against Vanderbilt under the watchful eye of first-year head coach Matt Figger.

Although Austin Peay battled until the final whistle and pushed Vanderbilt to the limit, playing the Commodores within single digits for the early portion of the second half, a late Vanderbilt shooting barrage conspired to down the Govs, 73-54, at Memorial Gymnasium.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball played it's first regular season game under first year head coach Matt Figger when it took on Vanderbilt in Nashville Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball played it’s first regular season game under first year head coach Matt Figger when it took on Vanderbilt in Nashville Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball kickoff season at Vanderbilt

 

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APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – With exhibition play in the rearview mirror, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team gets the regular season underway with an 8:30pm, Friday, November 10th, 2017 venture to Memorial Gym to face Vanderbilt.

The Govs dispatched Sewanee with ease in exhibition play, but squaring off against a veteran Commodore squad will make for a solid early-season test for Matt Figger‘s first road outing as Governors head coach.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball set to begin first season under the guidance of Governors head coach Matt Figger Friday when they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball set to begin first season under the guidance of Governors head coach Matt Figger Friday when they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball hosts Sewanne in exhibition contest Saturday

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball will host Sewanee in its lone exhibition contest—and first live action under new head coach Matt Figger—7:00pm, Saturday, November 4th, 2017 in the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball new head coach Matt Figger leads the Govs against Sewanne Saturday at the Dunn Center in his first game as head coach. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball new head coach Matt Figger leads the Govs against Sewanne Saturday at the Dunn Center in his first game as head coach. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball began Fall Practice Friday afternoon

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Sneakers squeaked across the Dunn Center floor Friday afternoon as Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team got its first fall practice session underway under the watchful eye of first-year head coach Matt Figger.

When your squad returns 14 percent of its scoring, 28 percent of its assists and 17 percent of its rebounding, you get to work and you hit the ground running.

Matt Figger held his first practice session Friday as the new Austin Peay Men's Basketball head coach. (APSU Sports Information)

Matt Figger held his first practice session Friday as the new Austin Peay Men’s Basketball head coach. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball adds international standout Joan Bernacer to team

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Another smooth guard from Spain has been added to the revamped Austin Peay State University men’s basketball roster, with Joan Bernacer set to suit up for the Govs under first-year head coach Matt Figger.

A 6-5, 191-pound guard, Bernacer averaged 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds for Olivar Zaragoza’s club team last season in the EBA Stage One, Spain’s amateur fourth tier level. He was Olivar’s third-leading scorer in his third season with the club.

Guard Joan Bernacer from Spain joins Austin Peay Basketball team. (APSU Sports Information)

Guard Joan Bernacer from Spain joins Austin Peay Basketball team. (APSU Sports Information)

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