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Austin Peay State University has record breaking 32 Student Athletes earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, 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.

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APSU Basketball’s Eli Abaev outstanding at 2019 European Maccabi Games

 

APSU Men's BasketballBudapest, Hungary – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball player Eli Abaev was instrumental in helping the United States bring home the gold at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, which concluded Tuesday with the USA winning the gold-medal game against Russia.

Austin Peay Basketball junior Eli Abaev. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball junior Eli Abaev. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball adds Former Texas Tech player, staffer Darryl Dora to coaching staff

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TNMatt Figger was coming in off a Final Four run as an assistant at South Carolina in 2017 when became the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball head coach.

To round out his staff for the 2019-20 Governors, Figger is turning to a man who was a graduate assistant for the 2019 NCAA Tournament runners-up at Texas Tech in Darryl Dora, who joined the Govs last week following Dalonte Hill’s departure.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball adds Darryl Dora to coaching staff. (APSU)

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APSU Basketball graduate Zach Glotta named to NABC Honors Court

 

APSU Men's BasketballKansas City, MO – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball player Zach Glotta, a recent APSU graduate, was one of more than 200 Division I basketball players named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing men’s basketball student-athletes who excelled academically in 2018-19.

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APSU Basketball adds grad transfer Reginald Gee

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) head men’s basketball coach Matt Figger, in the last two seasons, has added a grad transfer who proved to be a huge piece of the puzzle. In 2018, Averyl Ugba earned all-conference honors; in 2019, Jabari McGhee was an instrumental reserve in Austin Peay’s first 20-win season since 2011.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball head coach Matt Figger adds Reginald Gree for 2019-2020 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Figger adds Reginald Gree for 2019-2020 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Basketball hires Nikita Johnson as assistant coach

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has announced that Nikita Johnson, a veteran coach with experience at every level of college basketball, has been hired as an assistant coach on the APSU men’s basketball coaching staff.

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APSU Basketball’s Zach Glotta nominated to NABC Give Back nomination

 

APSU Men's BasketballKansas City, MO –  Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball graduated player Zach Glotta was one of 46 Division I basketball players nominated to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Give Back Team, recognizing men’s basketball student-athletes for outstanding community service.

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APSU Sports cap impressive 2018-19 campaign with best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU)s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Cup behind two regular-season championships and another pair of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play

APSU delivered its second-straight 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, with its 109 points this season an improvement over last season’s 101.5 points. That total pushed the Governors to fourth among the league’s 12 members. Murray State won the 2019 competition with 128 points, its first victory since the inaugural commissioner’s cup was awarded in 2008-09. Jacksonville State finished second (115) followed by Belmont (114) and Austin Peay.  

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner's Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

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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 Men’s Basketball’s Eli Abaev to compete in 2019 European Maccabi Games

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TNEli Abaev, with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball, will spend August in Budapest, Hungary as part of the 15th European Maccabi Games, representing Maccabi USA in Open Men’s Basketball competition.

Austin Peay Basketball's Eli Abaev. (APSU)

Austin Peay Basketball’s Eli Abaev. (APSU)

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