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Instant Peay Play: Morgan Rackel signing pro contract adds to APSU Athletic Department Legacy

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball player Morgan Rackel signing a professional contract this week to play softball with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, of the National Pro Fastpitch League, it adds yet another chapter to the athletic department’s history and legacy.

Over the last 60-or-so-years, over 100 former Governors from at least nine different sports have gone from playing for the red and white in Clarksville to the professional ranks in their respective sports, with Rackel joining that select group this week as the first former Govs softball player to make a professional roster.

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APSU Golf Govs present and past enjoying successful summers

 

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APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – In the heat of the summer, both active members of the APSU men’s golf program and their professional predecessors have been making the Governor name known at links and courses across the globe.

Austin Peay Men's Golf has current players and alumni doing well this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf has current players and alumni doing well this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Golf’s Chase Korte named OVC All-Newcomer team, OVC All-Conference team

 

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APSU Men's GolfMuscle Shoals, AL – APSU Men’s Golf freshman Chase Korte has been named to both the Ohio Valley Conference’s All-Newcomer team and All-Conference team via a vote of the league’s head coaches.

This was announced at Monday’s annual postseason awards banquet following the opening round of OVC Tournament competition.

Austin Peay Men's Golf freshman Chase Korte (right) with head coach Robbie Wilson (left) at the OVC Awards Banquet. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf freshman Chase Korte (right) with head coach Robbie Wilson (left) at the OVC Awards Banquet. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Men’s Golf Alumni having success around the World

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – With professional golf tours across the globe slowly winding toward their respective conclusions as winter approaches, it’s time once more to check in on Austin Peay State University men’s golf alumni as they pursue their professional ambitions.

One Gov whose career certainly moved forward in 2017 was Grant Leaver. The 2016 APSU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee blew through the SwingThought Tour this season, winning the points race (24,481), leading the national series in winnings ($31,170) and winning “The 44”, SwingThought’s sponsorship element for the Web.com Tour’s qualifying school.

Austin Peay State University Men's Golf Alumni Marco Iten wins the Gut Bissenmoore Classic and was a runner-up in the Starnberg Open, both held in Germany. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Men’s Golf Alumni Marco Iten wins the Gut Bissenmoore Classic and was a runner-up in the Starnberg Open, both held in Germany. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Govs past and future distinguish themselves across the Global Golf World

 

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APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf got a big weekend from past and future Governors last week, with a trio of alumni and an incoming freshman posting impressive displays on their respective tours.

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Grant Leaver wins the SwingThought National Tour major of 2017 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Grant Leaver wins the SwingThought National Tour major of 2017 at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Golf’s Hunter Tidwell named to OVC All-Newcomer Team

 

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APSU Men's GolfMuscle Shoals, AL – Austin Peay State University junior Hunter Tidwell was named to the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf All-Newcomer team at Monday night’s postseason awards banquet.

Austin Peay Golf's Hunter Tidwell makes OVC All-Newcomer Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golf’s Hunter Tidwell makes OVC All-Newcomer Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Erik Hedberg named OVC Co-Golfer of the Week

 

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APSU Men's GolfBrentwood, TN – Senior Austin Peay State University men’s golfer Erik Hedberg has been named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Co-Golfer of the Week after earning runner-up honors at the Tiger Invitational, Tuesday.

Hedberg shares the honor with UT Martin’s Hunter Richardson, who won the Tennessee State Big Blue Invitational in Nashville, TN.

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Former APSU Golfer Marco Iten wins Swiss Amateur Championship

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityZurich, Switzerland – Former APSU Governor Marco Iten is still winning golf tournaments.

A year after finishing second at the Swiss Amateur Championship, the former Austin Peay State University great walked away with the title over the weekend at the Golf and Country Club Shonenberg, although Iten needed three extra holes to defeat Mauro Anderi for this year’s title.

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Golf hosts F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUHopkinsville, KY  – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team hopes to end its fall schedule on an encouraging note when it plays to the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, at The Links at Novadell.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU Golf’s Marco Iten to play in European Masters

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCrans Montana, Switzerland – Former Austin Peay State University golf star Marco Iten will participate in the Omega European Masters in his native country’s Valais region, beginning Thursday at the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre.

Former Austin Peay Governors Golf's Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Governors Golf’s Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

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