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Former APSU star Morgan Rackel, Team Canada wins silver at Pan Am Games

 

APSU SoftballLima, Peru – Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball standout Morgan Rackel wrapped up her summer, August 4th-10th, by winning a silver medal at the 2019 Pan America Games, as part of Team Canada’s national softball team.

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Austin Peay State University has record breaking 32 Student Athletes earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes’ record-breaking year academically continued Monday as 32 Governors received the Ohio Valley Conference’s Academic Medal of Honor.

The 32 Austin Peay student-athletes awarded the 2018-19 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 268 recipients of the Academic Medal of Honor in 2018-19.

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Gov Morgan Rackel ends summer with silver medal at Pan Am Games

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To say former Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball standout Morgan Rackel has had a heck of a run over the past few months would be an understatement, as she wrapped up her summer by winning a silver medal last week as part of Team Canada at the 2019 Pan America Games in Lima, Peru.

The Calgary, Alberta native was a part of the silver medal winning team that posted an overall record of 5-2 at the games, with their only two losses coming to the top-ranked team in the world, Team USA, by a 6-1 final in the preliminary round and 3-1 in the gold medal game, while defeating Puerto Pico (3-1), Venezuela (8-0), Peru (7-0), Mexico (4-0) and Team USA (3-1).

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APSU Track’s Nia Gibbs-Francis named Academic All-American

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TNNia Gibbs-Francis with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field has been named Google Cloud Academic All-American® Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Second-Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Govs Jacques Pucheu, Morgan Rackel achieve career-defining moments

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) student athletes had the biggest career achievements happen for them this past week, with former Governors baseball pitcher Jacques Pucheu having his professional contract bought by the Cincinnati Reds, while former APSU softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel was named to the Canadian National Team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel named to 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® First Team

 

APSU SoftballAustin, TXMorgan Rackel, senior pitcher with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® Division I Softball First Team, Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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APSU Track’s Nia Gibbs-Francis named to Google Cloud Academic All-District

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field standout Nia Gibbs-Francis has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year.

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APSU Sports cap impressive 2018-19 campaign with best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU)s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Cup behind two regular-season championships and another pair of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play

APSU delivered its second-straight 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, with its 109 points this season an improvement over last season’s 101.5 points. That total pushed the Governors to fourth among the league’s 12 members. Murray State won the 2019 competition with 128 points, its first victory since the inaugural commissioner’s cup was awarded in 2008-09. Jacksonville State finished second (115) followed by Belmont (114) and Austin Peay.  

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner's Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

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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 Softball’s Morgan Rackel signs contract with Canadian Wild, National Pro Fastpitch League

 

APSU SoftballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel, who just wrapped up her senior season with the Govs, became the first player in program history to sign a professional contract to play softball after college, signing with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League.

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