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Instant Peay Play: OVC Football Media Day marks unofficial start of fall season for APSU Sports

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day taking place in Nashville, TN, July 22nd it marks the unofficial start of fall sports for Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Along with the football team, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer and volleyball will be starting their 2019 season’s over the next month, or so, while baseball softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf will be seeing action during their non-traditional season’s during the fall semester.

APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

APSU Football kicks off season at Fortera Stadium against North Carolina Central, August 29th.

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Govs Jacques Pucheu, Morgan Rackel achieve career-defining moments

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) student athletes had the biggest career achievements happen for them this past week, with former Governors baseball pitcher Jacques Pucheu having his professional contract bought by the Cincinnati Reds, while former APSU softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel was named to the Canadian National Team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Former APSU Gov, Clarksville native Ryne Harper making the most of MLB opportunity

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine years and just over 300 games bouncing around in the minor leagues, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors baseball player, and Clarksville native, Ryne Harper is off to a great start in this first action in the major leagues.

In a team-leading 30 appearances so far this season with the Minnesota Twins, Harper is 2-0, with a save, five holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts to just six walks in 28 innings of work.

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

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Instant Peay Play: Historic week for APSU Governors Athletics

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’re a fan of Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics this was a week to remember, as championships were won, records were set, and teams surged to the top of their respective sports standings in Ohio Valley Conference play.

The women’s tennis team continued their undefeated run this season, improving to 22-0 overall – the only undefeated team left in NCAA Division I – by winning their two matches at the OVC Championship Tournament to win the conference’s title and punch their ticket into the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis are the 2019 OVC Tournament Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field Jumpers sweep at Coastal Carolina Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldMyrtle Beach, SC – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Track and Field’s Maya Perry-Grimes really enjoys her time in the Palmetto State.

After winning the long jump yesterday, the junior tacked on another win in the triple jump with an 11.98m leap on Saturday, a year after smashing her personal-best in that event at this very same meet.

Austin Peay Track and Field continued having success Saturday at Coastal Carolina Invitational. (Michael Wade, Wade Event Photography)

Austin Peay Track and Field continued having success Saturday at Coastal Carolina Invitational. (Michael Wade, Wade Event Photography)

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APSU Men’s Golf’s Michael Busse places ninth at Jackrabbit Invitational

 

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APSU Men's GolfBoulder City, NV – Despite being one of five teams in the tournament to post round-over-round improvements in each successive round, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s golf dropped a couple of spots in the final standings at the Jackrabbit Invitational, which wrapped up Saturday at Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Austin Peay Men's Golf comes in eight at Jackrabbit Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf comes in eight at Jackrabbit Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: History awaits APSU’s Savannah Amato this week at OVC Championships

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – There is little question that Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior pole vaulter Savannah Amato is arguably the best at her event in school history.

But this week she could cement that into the best all-time in Ohio Valley Conference history as well, as she looks for an unprecedented sixth gold medal in seven tries (indoor and outdoor) at this week’s OVC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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Govs face a pair of tests across a busy weekend

 

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Clarksville, TN -Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team faces a busy weekend, hosting Carson-Newman, 1:00pm, Saturday, before traveling to take on regional power Louisville, 6:00pm, Sunday.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis hosts Carson-Newman, travels to Louisville this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis hosts Carson-Newman, travels to Louisville this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Spring slate to open for the Govs at Savannah Harbor

 

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APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf opens the 2019 spring session with a stop in the Peach State for the William & Mary-hosted Invitational at Savannah Harbor, which kicks off Saturday in Savannah, Georgia.

Austin Peay Men's Golf begins 2019 Season at Invitational at Savannah Harbor this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf begins 2019 Season at Invitational at Savannah Harbor this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track shines in regular-season indoor finale in Birmingham

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldBirmingham, AL – As final tune-ups go, this was a great one for the Governors.

Austin Peay State University track and field got 14 personal-bests and some movement up the league-leaderboard at the 2019 Samford Open, concluding regular-season indoor action with a bevy of solid performances that head coach Doug Molnar hopes will portend to good things two weeks from now at the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships.

APSU Track And Field. ( Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track And Field. ( Austin Peay Sports Information)

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