Topic: All Ohio Valley Conference
Clarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.
Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.
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Nashville, TN – Chris Horton, who capped out off a landmark Austin Peay career with a superb senior season, has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference in a vote of league coaches and sports information directors. Meanwhile, sophomore guard Josh Robinson, who became Mr. Outside to Horton’s Mr. Inside, was named second-team All-OVC.
That was announced Tuesday by the OVC office.
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Muscle Shoals, AL – Junior Chris Baker, who shattered the Austin Peay State University single-round record with a 61 earlier this spring, has been named All-Ohio Valley Conference.
Meanwhile, freshman Justin Arens, who elevated his play down the stretch while playing in all spring events, has been named to the OVC All-Newcomer team.
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Clarksville, TN – Kirk Kayden, who has guided Austin Peay State University men’s golf program to unprecedented success during 10 years as the program’s head, resigned Thursday afternoon to accept another head-coaching opportunity.
Kayden guided the Govs to two Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championships since taking over in 2004, capturing the crown in 2009 and 2013.
Nashville, TN – Austin Peay State University seniors Travis Betran and Will Triggs have been named preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference in a vote of league men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.
The tie that binds… Austin Peay Athletics
Clarksville, TN – Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon was a trivia-like game that surfaced among movie buffs during the mid-1990s that connected one of Hollywood’s busiest actors to other actors.
One look at the awards to be presented at the Alumni Awards Brunch at this year’s Austin Peay State University Homecoming festivities and one common thread connects six of the seven honorees… APSU athletics.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be “retiring” Governors Stadium, or at least as it is currently configured, at 2013 season’s conclusion when the wrecking balls begin collapsing the home side of the 67-year-old facility to make way for a new construction, including suites, for the 2014 season.
To celebrate such retirement, Austin Peay’s athletics department will honor the venerable facility by naming an All-Time Governors Stadium team.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball rising senior shortstop Kayla Davidson was airlifted to a Memphis, TN trauma center July 17th after being hit by a vehicle while riding a bike near her home in South Fulton, TN.
Austin Peay State University has Four Governors taken on final day of 2013 Major League Baseball Draft
Seacaucus, NJ – Four Austin Peay State University baseball student-athletes were selected, Saturday, on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft.
Along with senior closer Tyler Rogers, who was picked in Friday’s action, the five APSU players drafted this season is a program record.
Dickson, TN – Jessica Cathey, who joined the Austin Peay State University women’s golf team starting lineup as a freshman and became the Lady Govs’ top golfer, has been named All-Ohio Valley Conference as well as being named to the league’s All-Newcomer team.
Cathey played in all 12 Lady Govs regular-season matches. In 23 rounds, the Hixon, Tennessee, native shot less than 80 15 times and tallied five Top 5 finishes.
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