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Austin Peay’s Chandler Groves claims adidas® OVC Softball Player of the Week honors

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Sophomore left fielder Chandler Groves [1] earned her first Ohio Valley Conference in-season honor of her career, Monday, being named adidas® softball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office.

It is the first weekly conference honor for an Austin Peay softball player this season and the first since Lauren de Castro [2] was named Player of the Week back on March 24th, 2014.

APSU's Chandler Groves [3]Groves’ huge week at the plate included a .556 batting average, a 1.111 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage from the leadoff spot in the batting order.

The Cross Plains, Tenn. native had four extra-base hits, including three home runs, while driving in 12 and scoring five runs.

All three of her home runs either tied or put the Lady Govs ahead in victories.

The first came in Game 1 versus 20-win Samford – a three-run homer – to tie the game, while second was a grand slam in Game 2 against the Bulldogs that put APSU in the lead for good in the doubleheader sweep. Groves’ final home run came in Sunday’s OVC contest versus Tennessee Martin to lead off the game.