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Austin Peay inducts Four into APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Four former Austin Peay State University athletic greats, who had great impact on their respective programs, were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning, in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center front lobby.

Rowdy Hardy, the winningest pitcher in Governors baseball history and two-time Collegiate Baseball All-American selection; Stephanie Champine, a two-time all-region volleyball player and 2009 OVC Player of the Year; Carrie Burggraf, a five-time Ohio Valley Conference pole vault champion and two-time OVC Scholar Athlete, were inducted along with the late Paul Aaron, a basketball star in the late 1940s who was enshrined from the Honors category.

They became the 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th members of APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

(L to R) Carrie Burggraf, Stephanie Champine, Rowdy Hardy and Paul Aaron were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Carrie Burggraf, Stephanie Champine, Rowdy Hardy and Paul Aaron were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay to induct volleyball great Stephanie Champine into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – She was simply known as “Champ.” Never was a nickname more appropriate and never did one person do more to help transform a struggling program into a conference contender.

Jenny Hazelwood was seeking players who could impact her program for the 2008 season. After watching the Lady Govs struggle to an 8-25 record during her first APSU season, the Lady Govs coach knew she needed an influx of talent. Hazelwood had some pieces in place but knew the rebuilding process also needed a mix of young talent and a veteran who could provide an offensive jolt.

Austin Peay to induct volleyball great Stephanie Champine into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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