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APSU Football team walks across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 28th, 2020, members of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team made a special stop in Selma, Alabama, to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Austin Peay State University Interim President Dannelle Whiteside talks to the team. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Interim President Dannelle Whiteside talks to the team. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Football adds Pittsburgh to Fall Schedule

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football has added a third game – completing the fall portion of its 2020-21 schedule – with the Governors traveling northeast for a September 12th contest at Pittsburgh.

It will be only the second time the Governors football team has traveled to Pennsylvania and its first-ever meeting against Pittsburgh.

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Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison: Together Above All, Excellence Through All

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Stacheville,

I hope this correspondence finds you well and excited about the 2020-2021 academic year. We all recognize that 2020 has been a challenging time. The calendar has been littered with severe weather events, social justice unrest, a political campaign and of course the coronavirus.

While these issues and others have tempered our normal excitement that usually comes with August and the start of school, I encourage you to take a deep breath, restart and remember the many great things we have to look forward to at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison releases letter on future of APSU Football. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees forms search committee to find new APSU president

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a special called meeting on Friday, August 21st, 2020 Austin Peay State University’s Board of Trustees established a 23-member search committee to help find a highly qualified individual to serve as the University’s 11th president.

Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees. (APSU)

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OVC announces Fall Sport Competitions, Championships Postponed

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Board of Presidents has announced fall competition and championships in the sports of football, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will be postponed due to the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The decision also includes the fall competitive schedules for men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis as well as the non-traditional competition seasons for baseball and softball.

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Austin Peay State University Athletics fundraising sets two-year record

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Earlier this month, Austin Peay State University (APSU) announced a record-setting fundraising year, with the university netting $11.4 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year – the third consecutive year the university has posted its second-highest giving year.

Included in that university total $2.74 million raised for Austin Peay State University Athletics – the second most in department history. In the past two fiscal years, more than $6.35 million has been raised to support the Austin Peay athletics mission – the best two-year fundraising period in department history.

Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University athletics gets record seven Team Academic honors

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes have broken yet another record in the academic realm.

This one is the team academic honors, which saw a department-record seven Austin Peay State University squads—men’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, football, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis—earn nearly half the 17 Team Academic Achievement awards offered by the Ohio Valley Conference and tied with Belmont for most in the league.

Austin Peay State University sports receives Seven Team Academic Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University sports receives Seven Team Academic Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Athletics has record 168 Govs named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Another record in the books for Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes, with 168 Govs among an Ohio Valley Conference-record 1,625 league athletes named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Wednesday, August 5th, 2020.

For the fifth time since 2001, the department has put more than 100 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The 168 student-athletes honored for 2019-20 set a department record for the third straight year.

Austin Peay State University has 168 student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll. (OVC)

Austin Peay State University has 168 student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. (OVC)

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Austin Peay State University Athletics Program has record 34 Govs earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes’ took down another departmental academic record Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 as 34 Governors received the Ohio Valley Conference’s Academic Medal of Honor.

The 34 Austin Peay State University student-athletes awarded the 2019-20 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 285 recipients of the Academic Medal of Honor in 2019-20.

34 Austin Peay State University student athletes receive 2019-20 OVC Academic Medal of Honor. (OVC)

34 Austin Peay State University student athletes receive 2019-20 OVC Academic Medal of Honor. (OVC)

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Austin Peay State University names Marquase Lovings interim head football coach for 2020 season

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison named Marquase Lovings as the Governors’ interim head football coach for the upcoming 2020 season.

The move follows the resignation of Mark Hudspeth, Friday, for personal reasons.

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