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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Tearra Banks securing spot among basketball program’s all-time greats

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From the time Tearra Banks arrived on the Austin Peay State University campus almost four years ago expectations have been high for Louisville, KY native and as the larger than life Banks nears the end of her playing career for the Govs she has cemented her standing as one of the all-time greats in the women’s basketball program’s history.

As the Govs enter their Ohio Valley Conference contest at UT Martin on January 25th, Banks is 12th all-time in scoring (1210 points) – just one point behind Georgie Vaughn for 11th place – and having passed former APSU standouts Sonja Cox, Kristen Stanback, Meghan Bussabarger, Jasmine Rayner, Carrie Thompson and Ashley Herring this season alone.

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APSU Govs falter at Ole Miss Rebels

 

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APSU Women's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityOxford, MS – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team put up a strong defensive effort, Tuesday at the The Pavilion, but fell on the wrong end of a 66-38 decision at Ole Miss.

The Governors forced the Rebels to commit 14 turnovers and held them to under 50 percent shooting from the field (45.6).

Austin Peay Women's Basketball falls to Old Miss Tuesday night, 66-38. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball falls to Old Miss Tuesday night, 66-38. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Midlick has work ahead of him to return APSU Lady Govs to the elite of OVC Women’s Basketball

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University announced the hiring of David Midlick as the new women’s basketball coach this past week that was the easy part of trying to return the Lady Govs back to being a force in the OVC …now the hard work begins.

Midlick inherits a team that has several solid to outstanding parts, but also a team that struggled to play up to their talent levels over extended games or even minutes in a single game.

Austin Peay women's basketball new head coach David Midlick. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay women’s basketball new head coach David Midlick. (APSU Sports Information)

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David Midlick named new APSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – A familiar face once again will grace the sidelines for Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team as David Midlick has been named the 10th head coach in program history.

Midlick, a former Govs and Lady Govs assistant  who led Delta State to consecutive Division II tournament appearances and mostly recently served as associate head coach at Memphis, was introduced at a press conference, Wednesday morning, in the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay women's basketball new head coach David Midlick

Austin Peay women’s basketball new head coach David Midlick

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APSU Lady Govs Basketball takes on Murray State Racers Thursday at Dunn Center

 

Murray State Racers vs. Austin Peay Lady Govs

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team (7-14, 4-4 OVC) will complete a whirlwind three-game, six-day homestand when it hosts the Murray State Racers (8-12, 1-7 OVC) in a 7:00pm, Thursday contest at the Dunn Center.

APSU's Sophomore Tiasha Gray has scored 20 points in each of her last three games. Austin Peay Women's Basketball hosts Murray State, Thursday night. (Clarksville Sports Network)

APSU’s Sophomore Tiasha Gray has scored 20 points in each of her last three games. Austin Peay Women’s Basketball hosts Murray State, Thursday night. (Clarksville Sports Network)

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Chantelle Grey named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Senior Chantelle Grey, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Grey was the dominant athlete for the Lady Govs at last weekend’s Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Eastern Illinois. Her 2:12.61 mark in the 800m run won the event by nearly three seconds over her next closest competition. In victory, she became the first Lady Gov to win gold in the indoor 800m since Sheena Gooding won four years in a row (1999-2002) during her Hall of Fame career.

APSU Chantelle Grey

APSU Chantelle Grey

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball lose at Eastern Kentucky Lady Colonels 69-55

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsRichmond, KY – After a solid first half netted it a two-point deficit, Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team saw poor second half shooting haunt it in a 69-55 Ohio Valley Conference loss to East-Division leader Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, at McBrayer Arena.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball take on Eastern Illinois Panthers at home, Saturday

 

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Austin Peay Lady Govs

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 | 5:15pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay Women’s Basketball team hosts what has become its biggest rival in recent seasons when Eastern Illinois visits for a 5:15pm, Saturday contest at the Dunn Center.

The two teams have met 10 times in the last four seasons.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball hits the road to take on Alabama A&M Bulldogs

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. Alabama A&M

Saturday, December 28th, 2012 | 3:00pm (CT)
Huntsville, AL | T.M. Elmore Gymnasium (6,000)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Following an eight-day break for Christmas, Austin Peay women’s basketball team returns to action with a 3:00pm, Saturday contest against Alabama A&M at Elmore Gymnasium.

It will be the final non-conference test for the Lady Govs, who are still seeking their first road win this season.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf captures OVC Academic Award for fourth straight year

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – For a fourth straight year, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team has earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Award for its respective sport.

Lady Govs golf was one of two APSU teams to earn such distinction, joining the Governors Tennis team. The team academic achievement awards are presented annually in each OVC-sponsored sport to the member institution’s team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or higher-the Lady Govs golf team had seven members earn such status while the men’s tennis team had five.

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