APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Senior center Tearra Banks, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.
Banks picked up her season’s second adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week honor, posting a 23-point, 12-rebound effort in the Governors home win against rival Murray State, Saturday. It was her season’s seventh double-double and the 14th of her Austin Peay career.
The Louisville native continues to climb the NCAA Division I charts as well, with the efficient performance on Saturday improving her field goal percentage standing to 19th in the country. With 11 field goals made against the Racers, Banks also moved to 16th nationally with 143 overall in 2016-17.
The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Wednesday during the academic year.
Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.
Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included
- Senior John Murry, of the men’s basketball team, scored 21 to open the week against Morehead State, hitting 6-of-10 from the floor, including a 10-point barrage in 3:51 (18:15-14:34 in the first half). He followed that with 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting against Murray State, Saturday, adding five boards against the Racers as APSU won the rebounding battle for the first time since Dec. 15. He’s now scored 20 points or more four times in OVC play and three times in his last four games, bumping his scoring average in league play up to 18.7 ppg on 53.7 percent (44-for-82) shooting.
- Senior Kaylnn Pitts, of the track and field team, picked up the win in the triple jump (11.53m; 37-10.0) at Saturday’s John Craft Invite, also placing third in the long jump (5.39m; 17-8.25) and tying for third in the high jump (1.58m; 5-2.25).
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Austin Peay State University Sports Information provides the latest news and updates on the Athletic endeavors of the student-athletes at APSU. Under the direction of Brad Kirtley, the APSU SID’s office consists of Cody Bush, and Colby Wilson. To contact the APSU Sports Information office, contact, 931.221.7561.
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