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APSU Volleyball picked Second in OVC, Two Players named to Preseason All-OVC Teams

 

APSU Women's VolleyballBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) junior outside hitter Brooke Moore and senior libero Ginny Busse (Gerig) were each named to the Ohio Valley Conference’s Preseason Volleyball Team, in a vote of the league’s coaches and sports information directors announced Thursday, August 15th, 2019.

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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 President Alisa White, Volleyball Coach Taylor Mott attend Women In Sports Summit in Nashville

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) president Dr. Alisa White and head volleyball coach Taylor Mott were guest speakers at Wednesday’s professional development coordinated by the Ohio Valley Conference and part of the Nashville Sports Council’s Women in Sports Initiative.

The event, titled “Learn, Grow, Lead. A Day of Professional Development for Women in Sports” featured some of the top women leaders in Tennessee. Joining White and Mott as speakers during the event were Joan Cronan, former director of women’s athletics at Tennessee; Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, a senior partner at The Pictor Group; and Rita P. Mitchell, author of Own Your Phenomenal Self.

Austin Peay president Dr. Alisa White speaks at the Nashville Sports Council's Women in Sports Initiative. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay president Dr. Alisa White speaks at the Nashville Sports Council’s Women in Sports Initiative. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Volleyball releases 2019 Schedule

 

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball team head coach Taylor Mott unveiled the 2019 schedule. A challenging preconference slate awaits the Governors.

Austin Peay Volleyball head coach Taylor Mott will lead the Govs on a challenging 2019 schedule. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball head coach Taylor Mott will lead the Govs on a challenging 2019 schedule. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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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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APSU Sports alumni Kristen Stucker, Lidia Yanes Garcia nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) sports legends Kristen Stucker and Lidia Yanes Garcia are among the 262 NCAA Division I student-athletes to earn NCAA Woman of the Year nomination

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

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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 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 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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