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APSU Track and Field bring 2017 season to a close with more medals at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldOxford, AL – With parity at an all-time high in the Ohio Valley Conference and faced with one of the toughest fields the league has produced in years, Austin Peay State University track and field battled down to the final event at the 2017 OVC Outdoor Championships at Choccolocco Park, Saturday, bringing four more medals back to Clarksville Tennessee.

The Governors final tally of 87.33 points placed them fifth—the fourth consecutive year Austin Peay posted top-five team finishes in both the OVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Track and Field comes in fifth at OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field comes in fifth at OVC Outdoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field had strong performances at Gamecock Quad

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field, in their first opportunity to hit the track that will host the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, got a number of strong individual performances at the Gamecock Quad, hosted by Jacksonville State at Choccolocco Park.

Austin Peay Track and Field have good day at Choccolocco Park, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field have good day at Choccolocco Park, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field heads to OVC Indoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field looks to bring indoor season to a close on the highest possible note at the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships, hosted by Eastern Illinois.

The two-day event kicks off 9:00am, Friday, at Lantz Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay Track and Field head to Charleston Illinois this weekend to compete in the OVC Indoor Championships. (APSU Sports Informaiton)

Austin Peay Track and Field head to Charleston Illinois this weekend to compete in the OVC Indoor Championships. (APSU Sports Informaiton)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field have strong performance at Ohio State Tune-Up

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityColumbus, OH – Austin Peay State University track and field got back to work this weekend after a much-needed week off and put together a string of strong performances at Friday’s Ohio State Tune-Up—the Governors final event before the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships.

“Really pleased with the team today,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “We needed to get a few things straight before conference next week and I think we accomplished that, particularly in the pole vault and hurdles.”

Austin Peay Track and Field finishes strong at Ohio State in preparation for OVC Indoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field finishes strong at Ohio State in preparation for OVC Indoor Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Chancis Johnson, Kaylnn Pitts perform big for APSU at Middle Tennessee Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityMurrfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field picked up a pair of individual victories and a huge win in the relays to cap a successful appearance at Saturday’s Middle Tennessee Invitational.

In a meet featuring Ohio Valley Conference foes Belmont, Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky, the Governors more than held their own in what promises to be a preview of things to come at the end of the month at the OVC Indoor Championships in Charleston, IL.

Austin Peay Track and Field puts in strong performance at Middle Tennessee Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field puts in strong performance at Middle Tennessee Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field has good outing at John Craft Invite

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityCharleston, IL – Austin Peay State University track and field picked up a third-place team finish and got a look at the facility that will host the conference indoor championships at Saturday’s John Craft Invite, hosted by Eastern Illinois at Lantz Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field does well at Eastern Illinois John Craft Invite Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field does well at Eastern Illinois John Craft Invite Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Maya Perry-Grimes leads APSU jumps group at Purdue

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityWest Lafayette, IN – As it turns out, adding a talented freshman to an already-talented group of jump specialists is a good recipe for success.

That’s what Austin Peay State University track and field found out at Saturday’s Gene Edmonds Invitational, hosted by Purdue, which saw freshman Maya Perry-Grimes lead a standout jumps group that swept the podium in the triple jump.

Austin Peay Track and Field find success at Gene Edmonds Invitational Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field find success at Gene Edmonds Invitational Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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180 APSU Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the fourth consecutive semester, more than half of Austin Peay State University’s athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester.

The department saw 180 athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the semester. That amounted to more than 53 percent of the department’s near-record 335 athletes earning academic recognition from the department.

It is the fourth consecutive semester the department has seen more than 50 percent of its athletes post a 3.0 or better GPA.

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

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Twenty-one APSU student-athletes earn OVC Medal of Honor recognition

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Twenty-one Austin Peay State University student-athletes were among the record 245 Ohio Valley Conference athletes to earn OVC Medal of Honor accolades for the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, every Academic Medal of Honor recipient posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The record shattered the previous high of 212, set during the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, 1,025 student-athletes have earned an OVC Academic Medal of Honor.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes that achieve the highest grade-point in their respective OVC-sponsored sport for the entire academic year, were eligible and used a season of competition while participating in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport.

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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103 APSU Student Athletes named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes accounted for 103 of a record 1,335 student-athletes named to the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

“Academic success is part of our department’s responsibility and a mission for our student-athletes,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “Similar to a successful on-field performance, what you do in the classroom comes down to how hard you’re willing to work; the sacrifice and dedication these student-athletes put in to have success on and off the field is second to none.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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