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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball begins New Year at Eastern Kentucky

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs (3-12, 0-2 OVC) at Eastern Kentucky (6-6, 2-0 OVC)
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | Tipoff: 6:00pm (CT)
Richmond, KY | Arena: McBrayer Arena (6,500)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay wraps its Ohio Valley Conference-opening three-game road trip – and ushers in 2012 – with a 6:00pm (CT), Monday contest against Eastern Kentucky at McBrayer Arena. The two teams enter the week on opposite ends of the OVC standings.

Austin Peay fell to 0-2 in OVC play after a 74-67 loss at Morehead State, Saturday, and will be playing its third game in five days. Eastern Kentucky improved to 2-0 in conference action with its 79-59 win against Tennessee State, Saturday. The two teams split last season’s series with the home team winning each contest.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball wraps up road trip with visit to Belmont

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs at Belmont
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 | Tipoff: 2:00pm (CT)
Nashville, TN | Arena: Curb Event Center (5,000)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – After a week off for finals, Austin Peay returns to the court to wrap up its four-game road trip with a 2:00pm, Sunday contest at Belmont. Both teams enter the contest seeking to end losing streaks. Austin Peay brings an eight-game skid into the affair while Belmont has dropped its last three contests.

It will be just the second meeting between the two schools during the Carrie Daniels era, Austin Peay winning a 49-48 contest in Clarksville during the 2008-09 season. Sunday’s affair also will be a preview of an upcoming conference battle as Belmont joins the OVC next season.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Nineteen student-athletes to participate in Summer Commencement ceremony

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Nineteen Austin Peay State University athletics alumni and current student-athletes are scheduled to participate in Summer Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

Six alumni were among the candidates to receive their master’s degrees during the ceremony. In addition 13 student-athletes will receive their bachelor’s degrees, including men’s basketball student-athlete Duran Roberson who will receive two degrees.

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Brian Balthrop, of the men's golf team, was one of 18 current student-athletes to graduate during Friday's ceremony. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Showdown on the Cumberland dominated by Lady Govs track

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field won the inaugural Showdown on the Cumberland with a 90 team score, Friday, at Governors Stadium. Tennessee Tech finished second with 65 points, while Murray State came in third with 64.

As a final tune-up prior to the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by Murray State, beginning Friday, the Showdown on the Cumberland proved to be an exciting, yet comfortable event for all three teams.

APSU Track and Field (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Showdown on the Cumberland wraps up Lady Govs Track and Field

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team will have another chance to improve times when it hosts the Showdown on the Cumberland, 3:00pm, Friday, at Governors Stadium.

A tri-meet between Ohio Valley Conference rivals Austin Peay, Tennessee Tech and Murray State, the Showdown on the Cumberland will simulate a conference-championship type event complete with team scores. With the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on the horizon, the Showdown will be a chance for all three teams to race against more than just the clock.

APSU Track and Field. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Anticipated progress shows for Lady Govs track

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Distance and throwing events highlighted Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team’s efforts at the Vanderbilt Invitational, Friday and Saturday.

“We had a good weekend,” head coach Doug Molnar said. “We went out with a business-like fashion and we took care of what we wanted to do. We tried to pick and choose our races; we didn’t run the relays and tried to focus on some individual events. In two weeks, we want to have the best seeding times as possible.”

APSU Track and Field. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Track and Field. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Indoor Track and Field Championships place urgency on Lady Govs track and Field

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It all comes down to this for Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team; the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship beginning with field events at 3:00pm, Friday, at Eastern Illinois’ Lantz Arena.

The Lady Govs finished fourth last year, the team’s best finish since 2001. That strong placement was largely due to Austin Peay’s prowess in the field events. Three top-five finishes in the pole vault, along with then-freshman Leigha Tolliver finishing second in the long jump and third in the triple jump made up a majority of the Lady Govs’ 72 points.

APSU Track and Field. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Staggering Lady Govs seek to right ship at Murray State

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – Austin Peay women’s basketball team will seek an end to its four-game losing streak when it meets Murray State in a 1:15pm, Saturday contest at CFSB Center.

The Lady Govs have lost each of their four games since returning from the Christmas Break. That streak includes Thursday’s 78-54 loss at UT Martin, which saw Austin Peay shooting just 30.3 percent from the field. The Lady Govs trailed by just five points at halftime, but scored only 26 points in the second frame while making 9-of-34 (26.5 percent) of their field goals.

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Lady Govs meet Lady Vols in NCAA Tournament’s first round

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University women’s basketball team will meet Tennessee in the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship’s first round, the NCAA announced, Monday. The Lady Govs and Lady Vols will meet in a 11:16 a.m. (CDT), Saturday contest in Knoxville.

Austin Peay (15-17) earned the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic bid after winning three games in the league’s tournament. The Lady Govs were picked to finish second in the OVC’s preseason poll and fell just shy of that expectation, finishing third with an 11-7 record. It was APSU’s best OVC finish and win total during head coach Carrie Daniels’ tenure – a two-spot improvement over the previous season’s finish (fifth) while improving the win total by one win. The Lady Govs non-conference slate included six teams selected to this year’s NCAA tournament field – Xavier (No. 3, Sacramento Region), Vanderbilt (No. 6, Sacramento Region), James Madison (No. 9, Dayton Region), Middle Tennessee (No. 10, Dayton Region), UALR (No. 11, Kansas City Region) and Chattanooga (No. 13, Sacramento Region).

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“Peay Pairing Party” tomorrow

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s Athletics will celebrate the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball championship when it hosts a “Peay Pairings Party,” beginning 5 p.m., Monday, in the Dunn Center front lobby. This is the second straight season the Lady Govs captured the OVC tourney championship.

The “Peay Pairings Party” is an open viewing party for Austin Peay fans, students and alumni, giving an opportunity to meet, greet and watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show with the league champs. In fact, the Lady Govs will be available to sign 2009-10 schedule posters until 5:45 p.m., with the show airing at 6 p.m.

The Lady Govs Celebrate their victory at the OVC Tournament (Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Lady Govs Celebrate their victory at the OVC Tournament (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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