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Former APSU star Morgan Rackel, Team Canada wins silver at Pan Am Games

 

APSU SoftballLima, Peru – Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball standout Morgan Rackel wrapped up her summer, August 4th-10th, by winning a silver medal at the 2019 Pan America Games, as part of Team Canada’s national softball team.

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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 Softball adds Harley Mullins, Alexandria Grubbs to 2019-20 roster

 

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – With the beginning of classes just a few weeks away, Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball coach Kassie Stanfill continues to round out her roster for the 2019-20 school year with the additions of pitcher Harley Mullins and utility player Alexandria (Alex) Grubbs.

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APSU Softball names Breanna Wonderly assistant coach

 

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, 24th, 2019 Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball head coach Kassie Stanfill announced Breanna Wonderly would be added to the team staff at the assistant coach.

Wonderly, a Centerview, MO, native, first crossed paths with Stanfill during her junior season at Illinois as the top pitcher for the Illini in 2016 when Stanfill was the program’s associate head coach.

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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel named to 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® First Team

 

APSU SoftballAustin, TXMorgan Rackel, senior pitcher with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® Division I Softball First Team, Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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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 Gov Danielle Liermann named to Softball America’s All-American Second Team

 

APSU SoftballDurham, NC – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball’s Danielle Liermann, who recently wrapped up her senior season, was among those named to Softball America’s inaugural All-American teams, Wednesday, earning second-team honors at third base.

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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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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel signs contract with Canadian Wild, National Pro Fastpitch League

 

APSU SoftballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel, who just wrapped up her senior season with the Govs, became the first player in program history to sign a professional contract to play softball after college, signing with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League.

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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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