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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 8: APSU Track and Field’s Savannah Amato has amazing junior campaign

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – Name an accolade and APSU’s Savannah Amato achieved it or came pretty dang close in 2017-18.

The Delaware, Ohio native was just about as productive as it was possible to be during her junior campaign. Eight wins, two school records, two more Ohio Valley Conference Championship gold medals and another appearance at the NCAA Regional level makes for a busy season indeed.

Austin Peay Track and Field's Savannah Amato. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field’s Savannah Amato. (APSU Sports Information)

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Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior jumper Kaylnn Pitts, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Pitts took over the lead in the Ohio Valley Conference triple jump race with a 12.44m (40-9.75) mark at Ole Miss’ Joe Walker Invitational, earning runner-up in the 17-competitor field. She also earned fourth out of 31 in the long jump with a 5.72m (18-9.25) mark; both were season-bests for the Woonsocket, Rhode Island native.

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Austin Peay State University to induct Four former Stars into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has announced four new members will be inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame, February 13th, 2016.

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, have been selected to the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Austin Peay to induct Rowdy Hardy, Stephanie Champine, Carrie Burggraf, and Paul Aaron into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to induct Rowdy Hardy, Stephanie Champine, Carrie Burggraf, and Paul Aaron into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU Golf great Grant Leaver qualifies for PGA Barbasol Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUAuburn, AL – While many PGA golfers will be across the ocean at St. Andrews for the British Open this weekend, former Austin Peay State University golf standout Grant Leaver will be participating in the Barbasol Championship, to be played at the Auburn University Golf Club.

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golfer Grant Leaver. (APSU Sports Information)

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Jada Stotts, Breigh Jones, Tennis standouts big winners at APSU Athletic Awards Banquet

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University tennis players who brought renown to the University on the courts and in the classroom have been accorded some of the athletic department’s highest male honors, while a stand-out track and field student athlete and a do-it-all volleyball player won the honors on the women’s side at Monday night’s annual APSU Athletics Awards Banquet in the Dunn Center.

Senior Dimitar Ristovski, who parlayed his fourth consecutive All-OVC honor for Austin Peay men’s tennis into a spirited run to the OVC Championship match, took home APSU’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete honor.

(L to R) Aleksas Tverijonas, Jada Stotts, Breigh Jones and Dimitar Ristovski earn top awards at Austin Peay Athletic Banquet. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Aleksas Tverijonas, Jada Stotts, Breigh Jones and Dimitar Ristovski earn top awards at Austin Peay Athletic Banquet. (APSU Sports Information)

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After scratching basketball itch, Grant Leaver elevated golf game to Hall of Fame caliber at APSU

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – As good as Grant Leaver was on the golf course, he had the undying desire to give basketball a shot. As a prep basketball standout, he and Matthew Dotson had formed a formidable one-two punch at Hickman County High School.

But Leaver was the cornerstone of then-new head coach Kirk Kayden’s golf team. He was named to the OVC All-Freshman team in Spring 2005 after sporting a 73.3 scoring average. He claimed his first medalist honor (F&M APSU Intercollegiate) in Fall 2005. The last thing Kayden could afford was for the 6-7 Leaver getting hurt.

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Instant Peay Play: Marco Iten and Breigh Jones reaching NCAA finals highlight Austin Peay State University Athletic Department’s 2014

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the 2014 calendar coming to an end this week, there were several highlights over the past 12 months for the Austin Peay Athletic Department, but topping the list has to be the NCAA Championship appearances by Marco Iten in Men’s golf and Breigh Jones in women’s outdoor track and field.

Iten, a senior, would start his run to the NCAA men’s golf championships by winning Ohio Valley Conference medalist honors by a shot, which earned his a spot in the NCAA Regional in Auburn, AL.

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Instant Peay Play: Robbie Wilson ready to face expectations, winning tradition as APSU Govs new golf coach

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – After spending the last eight years building Trevecca University’s men’s golf team into a top-flight program on the NAIA level, Robbie Wilson is ready to face the winning tradition and expectations of leading the Austin Peay men’s golf program.

Wilson, who along with coaching at Trevecca was also an alumnus of the school, has had interaction with the Govs golf program having played against several former APSU players growing up and knowing the success that they had while playing.

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Austin Peay State University’s Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest golfers in the Governors illustrious history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help coach the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title have been selected to Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Honors category.

Grant Leaver, a two-time All-Ohio Valley Conference honoree who won five individual championships and played in the 2008 NCAA East Regional; Ed Bunio, a two-way player who was an All-OVC offensive tackle for the 1964 8-1-1 club and later was the architect for 1977 Governors’ championship defense, have been elected to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Bob Bradley, who was a key member of two College Division NCAA teams in 1960-61, was chosen as this year’s honors inductee.

Austin Peay State University's Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley selected for APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field’s Valerie Brown elevated to associate head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TNValerie Brown has been elevated to associate head coach of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field program, head coach Doug Molnar announced Monday.

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