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APSU Athletics’s Sara Robson, Jordan Harmon receive new titles

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison has announced that two senior staff have had title changes to reflect new roles heading into 2019-20.

Sara Robson has been elevated to Associate Director of Athletics for Operations, while Jordan Harmon has been named Assistant Director of Athletics for Development, reflecting his hand-in-hand work with the athletics department.

“As we move in to year two it is important to recognize these staff members for their outstanding contributions to the success and the future of Austin Peay Athletics,” Harrison said.

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Austin Peay State University to redesign floor at Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) patrons will be greeted by a brand-new court redesign in the Dunn Center during the 2019-20 season, with renovations set to begin this week in the 44-year old facility.

As the brainchild of Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison, the new design was conceived by the athletics creative team. The project is expected to be completed before the Austin Peay volleyball program returns ahead of the 2019 season.

Artist Rendering of the new Austin Peay Dunn Center floor design. Design is subject to change. (APSU Sports Information)

Artist Rendering of the new Austin Peay Dunn Center floor design. Design is subject to change. (APSU Sports Information)

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ASPU announces Jessica Cathey as new head Women’s Golf Coach

 

APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – On Thursday, June 13th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrsion announced that women’s golf legend Jessica Cathey is coming home.

Cathey, a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection and two-time individual medalist for the Govs in her record-shattering senior campaign, has agreed to become the sixth head coach in APSU women’s golf history.

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Austin Peay State University names Valerie Brown APSU Track and Field, Cross Country Head Coach

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Sports Information has announced that Valerie Brown, who has been a member of the APSU track and field and cross country coaching staff since 2011 and served as associate head coach since 2014, has been elevated to the head coaching role.

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Austin Peay State University student-athletes average 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes posted a departmental grade-point average of 3.0 or better for a program-record fourth consecutive semester finishing the Spring 2019 semester with a 3.096 mark.

A department-record 70 percent of Austin Peay’s 289 varsity student-athletes earned academic honors for the spring semester. The last eight semesters dating back to Fall 2015 have yielded eight of the top-10 semester GPA’s since tracking data began in 1993. For just the fourth time, more than 100 Govs earned a spot on the Dean’s List, with 48 posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s for the semester.

Austin Peay student-athletes post department-wide 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Golf head coach Amy McCollum resigns

 

APSU Women's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced Tuesday, May 14th, that APSU Women’s golf head coach Amy McCollum has resigned. McCollum was the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference co-Coach of the Year.

Amy McCollum has resigned as the Austin Peay Women's Golf head coach. (APSU Sports Information)

Amy McCollum has resigned as the Austin Peay Women’s Golf head coach. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Doug Molnar will not return as head coach of Track and Field, Cross Country

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 that Doug Molnar will not return as the APSU’s head track and field and cross country coach for the 2019-20 season.  Molnar’s contract will not be renewed. Molnar has been with the programs since 2005.

“I would like to thank Doug for his 14 years of leadership and commitment to Austin Peay Athletics,” Harrison said. “The Austin Peay track and cross country programs have taken a positive step during his tenure and is in a better position in the Ohio Valley Conference than he found it.

Austin Peay Track and Field, Cross Country Couch Doug Molnar's contract will not be renewed. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field, Cross Country Couch Doug Molnar’s contract will not be renewed. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball Head Coach David Midlick signs Contract Extension

 

APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison announced, Thursday, May 9th, 2019 that head APSU women’s basketball coach David Midlick will remain at the helm of the program after agreeing to terms on a contract extension.

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APSU Twins get second chance at Graduation they missed leading Women’s Tennis Team to NCAAs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay University (APSU) women’s tennis players, twins Claudia Yanes Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia, stood shoulder to shoulder adorned in graduation caps and gowns Monday afternoon in Austin Peay’s Iris Room as the University’s top leaders took turns honoring them.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White talks to Lidia Yanes Garcia, left, and Claudia Yanes Garcia prior to their commencement. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White talks to Lidia Yanes Garcia, left, and Claudia Yanes Garcia prior to their commencement. (APSU)

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APSU Sports has Five squads post best-ever APR number in latest NCAA updates

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsIndianapolis, IN – The NCAA released Wednesday, May 8th, that five Austin Peay State University (APSU) intercollegiate athletic teams posted their best-ever multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR).

The NCAA released the complete four-year APR rates for 14 of Austin Peay’s teams—beach volleyball, in its third season, is still building an APR while indoor and outdoor track and field were combined into one data sport-group in 2015. Baseball (985) posted its best-ever APR for the fifth year in a row, increasing from 949 after the 2013 season to 985 via the 2017-18 data.

Meanwhile, a quartet of Austin Peay programs were honored by the NCAA with the Public Recognition Award last week for landing in the top-10 percent among their respective sports.

Austin Peay Baseball got it's best ever APR for the fifth year in a row. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball got it’s best ever APR for the fifth year in a row. (APSU Sports Information)

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