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APSU’s Tearra Banks named 2016-17 OVC Player of the Year

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN –  Tearra Banks challenged herself in the offseason entering her final season at Austin Peay State University, gaining motivation to get in shape and become a full-time impact player. She logged countless hours conditioning, knowing this would be her year to develop into a leader and role model.

The transformation from then to now is evident. Banks has been nearly unstoppable throughout this season, averaging 19.3 points and eight rebounds per game, while ranking among the NCAA Division I elite in field goal percentage (60.5 percent) and field goals made (231).

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Former APSU standout guard Tiasha Gray signs to play professionally in Sweden

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball standout guard Tiasha Gray has signed to play professionally for Swedish club Mark Basket in the Basketligan dam, the country’s top-flight league.

Former Austin Peay Womens Basketball guard Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Womens Basketball guard Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball falters in second half to lose 82-68 to Eastern Kentucky

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University falls 82-68 to Eastern Kentucky in first-round Ohio Valley Conference tournament action, Thursday afternoon, in Municipal Auditorium. Eastern Kentucky opened the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run and never looked back.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball sees season end with 82-68 loss to Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball sees season end with 82-68 loss to Eastern Kentucky in the first round of the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball takes on Eastern Kentucky in opening round of OVC Tournament

 

Austin Peay (10-19/8-8 OVC) vs. Eastern Kentucky (16-11/10-6 OVC)

Thursday, March 4th, 2016 | 12:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – It’s back to the tournament for Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, which squares off as the fifth seed against fourth-seeded Eastern Kentucky, 12:00pm, Thursday, March 4th at Municipal Auditorium in the opening round of the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

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APSU Basketball’s Tiasha Gray named to All-OVC First Team for second year in a row

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University senior guard Tiasha Gray has been named first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference for the second consecutive season by a vote of conference coaches and sports information directors, announced at Tuesday’s Celebration of Women’s Basketball at the DoubleTree Downtown Nashville.

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APSU Lady Govs beat Southeast Missouri 74-71

 

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APSU Lady Govs - Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Senior Day, Tiasha Gray wasn’t going to allow Southeast Missouri to spoil the night for her and her four Austin Peay State University senior teammates.

Gray scored 27 points, including what proved to be the game-deciding three-point play with 1:31 left, to lead the Govs to a 74-71 victory against the feisty Redhawks in OVC action in Dave Aaron Arena.

Austin Peay Senior Day, (L to R) Shelby Olszewski, Jennifer Nwokocha, Lauren Maki, Symantha Norton and Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Senior Day, (L to R) Shelby Olszewski, Jennifer Nwokocha, Lauren Maki, Symantha Norton and Tiasha Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Tiasha Gray

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior Tiasha Gray, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Gray took home adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors after her 36-point, six-steal performance helped Austin Peay clinch the No. 7 seed on the regular season’s final day with a comeback win at Southeast Missouri, Saturday. She also was tabbed as CollegeSportsMadness.com OVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her work against the Redhawks.

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball’s Tiasha Gray named OVC Defensive Player of the Year

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University junior guard Tiasha Gray has been named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC by a vote of conference coaches and sports information, announced at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Women’s Basketball at the Sheraton Music City.

The Clarksville native becomes the first Austin Peay player to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors since the award’s inception following the 2008-09 season.

Austin Peay's Tiasha Gray named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Tiasha Gray named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-OVC Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Tiasha Gray named OVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University guard Tiasha Gray has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week by a vote of the conference sports information directors.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Tiasha Gray continues to add to season for the ages

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Over the years there have been more than a few outstanding seasons put together by Austin Peay women’s basketball players, but the 2014-15 season being authored by point guard Tiasha Gray may go down as the best all-around season of all time.

With one final regular-season game remaining against Southeast Missouri — and what is almost an assured spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament – it’s not surprising the junior guard is leading the team in scoring, assists and steals, but also tops the team in rebounds.

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