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APSU Athletics icon Cheryl Holt inducted to OVC Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – For nearly 35 years, Cheryl Holt served in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics department in various roles. Holt has been inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in conjunction with the OVC Spring Meetings, Friday.

Inducted into Austin Peay’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, Holt joined the Governors athletics program in 1982 as a tennis coach but was tapped by then-Director of Athletics Johnny Miller to elevate the volleyball program. She served just two seasons as tennis coach, but her tenure as volleyball coach lasted much longer – an impressive 23 seasons.

Austin Peay's Cheryl Holt inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Cheryl Holt inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball has record-tying four First-Team All-OVC selections

 

APSU SoftballBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) announced today that five Austin Peay State University softball team members earned All-Ohio Valley Conference recognition for their outstanding play this season at the OVC Tournament Awards Banquet.

A program-tying four athletes were placed on the All-OVC First-Team.

Austin Peay Softball's (L to R) Carly Mattson, Morgan Rackel, Kacy Acree, Lexi Osowski and Danielle Liermann earn All-OVC honors. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s (L to R) Carly Mattson, Morgan Rackel, Kacy Acree, Lexi Osowski and Danielle Liermann earn All-OVC honors. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athletics Department’s Cheryl Holt selected to OVC Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) Cheryl Holt has been selected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. She will be inducted during ceremonies held in conjunction with the OVC Spring Meetings in May. Holt has served in the APSU athletics department in various roles for nearly 35 years.

Inducted into Austin Peay’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, Holt joined the Governors athletics program in 1982 as a tennis coach but was tapped by then-Director of Athletics Johnny Miller to elevate the volleyball program. She served just two seasons as tennis coach, but her tenure as volleyball coach lasted much longer – an impressive 23 seasons.

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Austin Peay State University Basketball loses at Eastern Illinois, 85-83

 

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APSU Men's BasketballCharleston, IL – In a physical matchup, Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team rallied back from an early deficit but couldn’t hang on in an 85-83 loss at Eastern Illinois in Lantz Arena, Saturday.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak and ended any hopes Austin Peay (13-6, 5-1 OVC) might’ve had of running the table in league play.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball falls late to Eastern Illinois, 85-83. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball falls late to Eastern Illinois, 85-83. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University to induct four in 2019 to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Two integral pieces of Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) early-century success on the diamond, a volleyball dynamo from the Left Coast and an all-conference football player from back in Austin Peay’s days in the Volunteer State Athletic Conference whose philanthropic reach has matched his talents on the gridiron will make up the four-person 2019 Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Savannah Amato begins what should be historic final season for Govs

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior pole vaulter Savannah Amato began her chase for history, December 1st, 2018 as she begins her senior season and the chase to become the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time leader in pole vaulting gold medals.

Amato, from Delaware, OH, enters her final season having won the last five OVC championships in the pole vault – along with a third-place finish in the indoor championship as a freshman — tying Southeast Missouri’s Michelle Jett (2003-06) and former Gov Carrie Burggraf (2007-10) for the conference’s all-time lead in the event.

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APSU Football alumni Bonnie Sloan named Top 50 all-time great from Nashville

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame member Bonnie Sloan was named one of Nashville’s 50 greatest high school football players by the Tennessean.

Sloan, who played at Austin Peay from 1969-72, is the 12th leading tackler all-time for the Governors, with 323 career stops. He recorded 100 tackles as a junior, and followed that up with a 124-tackle effort as a senior. He received All-Ohio Valley Conference honors in his final two seasons in Clarksville.

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 4: APSU has an abundance of OVC honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Usually in Austin Peay State  University’s yearly top-10 countdown, APSU takes special care to identify each individual who was named Ohio Valley Conference Coach, Player, Freshman or other comparable “Of the Year” honor for their respective sport, because that’s a big deal and needs to be recognized as such.

But, well… there were too many this year, so they all get to go here.

Between coaches and players, 14 members of the Austin Peay extended family earned one of the top honors for their respective sport in 2017-18, including five Freshman of the Year honors.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball's Terry Taylor has named OVC Freshman of the Year. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball’s Terry Taylor has named OVC Freshman of the Year. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University to induct Jeff Bibb, Ricky Cooksey into APSU Governors Club Red Coat Society, February 24th

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Jeff Bibb and Ricky Cooksey have been longtime Austin Peay Athletics supporters and for the most part they have done so from two different approaches.

Bibb’s support has been more from the development and philanthropic standpoint while Cooksey’s has been of the more service nature, not that both haven’t provided respective support from the other’s methodologies.

They will become the 38th and 39th members of the Red Coat Society, APSU athletics’ Hall of Fame of service, officially being inducted at halftime of the Govs men’s basketball game, February 24th, against Murray State.

Jeff Bibb and Ricky Cooksey to become newest members of the Austin Peay Governors Club Red Coat Society Saturday, February 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

Jeff Bibb and Ricky Cooksey to become newest members of the Austin Peay Governors Club Red Coat Society Saturday, February 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University to inducted Three Gov Legends into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics will welcome three inductees into the 41st class of the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday, February 17th, 2018.

Erik Barnes, Terrence Holt and Bob Swope will become the 119th, 120th and 121st members of the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame during the annual Hall of Fame induction breakfast, 9:00am, February 17th, 2018 in the Dunn Center front lobby.

They will be introduced during halftime of that night’s men’s basketball contest against Jacksonville State. For more information about the Hall of Fame breakfast and to make reservations to attend, call Tara Pfeifler, 931.221.6119 or email .

2018 Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Erik Barnes, Terrence Hold and Bob Swope. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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