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Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf captures OVC Academic Award for fourth straight year

 

Austin Peay Sports

Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – For a fourth straight year, Austin Peay State University women’s golf team has earned the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Award for its respective sport.

Lady Govs golf was one of two APSU teams to earn such distinction, joining the Governors Tennis team. The team academic achievement awards are presented annually in each OVC-sponsored sport to the member institution’s team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or higher-the Lady Govs golf team had seven members earn such status while the men’s tennis team had five.

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field opens at Coastal Carolina

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team begins the outdoor season at the Coastal Carolina Invite, this weekend, at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Richards leads Lady Govs to third-place finish at Kentucky Wesleyan

 

APSU Sports Information: Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsOwensboro, KY – Sophomore Xiamar Richards finished fifth and led Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the Fast Cats Classic hosted by Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday, at Yellow Creek Park.

Richards posted her third straight top-10 finish, completing the five-kilometer course in 18:52.82. She was joined in the top 10 by sophomore Kendra Kirksey whose time of 19:06.82 was ninth in the 107-woman race.

Austin Peay women's cross country team celebrates winning its second trophy in as many weeks at Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay women's cross country team celebrates winning its second trophy in as many weeks at Kentucky Wesleyan, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Richards wins, Lady Govs sweep Thorobred Classic

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsFrankfort, KY – Sophomore Xiamar Richards took home her season’s second victory and Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team swept the top five spots for its first victory, Friday, at the Thorobreds Stampede hosted by Kentucky State.

Prior to the race head coach Doug Molnar set a goal of winning the event and the Lady Govs came through big. Not only did they win the event, they had all eight runners finish 14th or better in the 38-runner event. Austin Peay had an average finishing time of 19:05.03. That time was 2:27 faster than host Kentucky State who took home team second-place.

Austin Peay women's cross country team won the Thorobreds Stampede, Friday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay women's cross country team won the Thorobreds Stampede, Friday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Richards posts top-10 finish at Louisville meet

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsLouisville, KY – Sophomore Xiamar Richards finished eight to lead Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team to an impressive 11th-place finish at the massive Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic’s Blue Race, Saturday morning, at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park.

Richards posted the Lady Govs best finish at the Louisville race, completing the five-kilometer race in 18:23.07 to finish eighth in the 257-woman race. Junior transfer Chantelle Grey also added a top-50 finish, cross the line in 44th place with a time of 19:04.11.

Sophomore Xiamar Richards posted a top-10 finish at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Sophomore Xiamar Richards posted a top-10 finish at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic, Saturday. APSU Cross Country. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Richards wins, Lady Govs third at UAH meet

 

APSU Sports: Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsHuntsville, AL – Sophomore Xiamar Richards won the women’s five-kilometer race and Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team finished third at the Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial at Sharon Johnston Park.

Richards, who finished the course in a time of 19:11, became the first Lady Govs runner to win an individual title since Bertha Castillo won this race during the 2008 season. She finished the course 31 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

Sophomore Xiamar Richards won the women's five-kilometer race at UAH, Saturday morning. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Sophomore Xiamar Richards won the women's five-kilometer race at UAH, Saturday morning. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Jordan medals, Lady Govs finish sixth at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurray, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team finished sixth at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Saturday, at Murray State’s Roy Stewart Stadium.

Eastern Illinois’ women took home their second-straight outdoor championship with 185 points, followed closely by Southeast Missouri at 181. There was distance between second and third, as Eastern Kentucky managed 136 points and Jacksonville State was at 106.5, in third and fourth, respectively. Murray State (48), Austin Peay (44), Tennessee State (34.5), Tennessee Tech (25) and Morehead State (16) rounded out the field.

APSU Track and Field. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Track and Field. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Obstacles not slowing Lady Govs track and field at TSU Invite

 

APSU Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team passed a test in overcoming obstacles, Saturday, with a strong showing at the TSU Invitational.

Going into the meet, the Lady Govs knew they would be without a large portion of their distance runners as well as jumper Cenitra Hudson. That didn’t stop them from posting a number of personal bests on the track in the distance events, relays and sprints.

APSU Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Women's Track and Field. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Avery, Richards lead Lady Govs to sixth-place finish at OVC Championships

 

APSU Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – Junior Janelle Avery and freshman Xiamar Richards finished among the top 25 to lead the Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Cross Country Championships, Saturday morning, at Southern Hills Golf Course.

Avery finished the five-kilometer course in 19:53.85 and finished 24th. Richards followed immediately in 25th with a time of 19:56.31. Eastern Kentucky’s Katherine Pagano won the women’s championship with a time of 18:23.00.

Junior Janelle Avery led the Lady Govs to a sixth-place finish at the OVC Women's Cross Country Championships . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Junior Janelle Avery led the Lady Govs to a sixth-place finish at the OVC Women's Cross Country Championships . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Avery, Lady Govs look to continue improvement at OVC Championships, Saturday

 

APSU Women’s Cross Country

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Junior Janelle Avery leads the Austin Peay State University women’s cross country team as it competes in the 9:00am, Saturday, five-kilometer event at the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Cross Country Championships hosted by Tennessee Tech at Southern Hills Golf Course in Cookeville.

Avery is finishing the 2010 season with impressive efforts in the Lady Govs’ last two events. She finished 49th overall with a time of 19:23 at the Greater Louisville Classic, October 2nd, followed by an eighth-place finish at the Fast Cats Classic, October 16th, with a season-best time of 18:55. Avery will look to improve on her 31st-place finish in last season’s version of this event.

Austin Peay women's cross country team . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay women's cross country team . (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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