Clarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference spring meetings in the rearview mirror, Austin Peay State University and its athletic department has settled into its summer semester, with fall classes and sports less than 80 days away.
But just because its summer doesn’t mean there isn’t any activity going on in the department, or with the student-athletes.
The summer semester always sees more than its share of student-athletes taking summer classes, while several of the sports also see their team members continuing to play their respective sports on summer teams.
Currently, there are around 20 of the Governors’ baseball players playing in several collegiate summer leagues from Alaska to Florida, while most of the in-coming softball players – and ones who haven’t aged out yet – playing on summer teams around the south and midwest.
The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)
And that just scratches the surface, with both men’s and women’s golf team members playing in several golf tournaments, football players working out in the weight room and at Fortera Stadium and you can go on and on as athletes get ready for the 2017-18 school year.
But coaches are busy too, the several still recruiting, not only for this coming fall, but for possible signees years down the road, while most will also be holding summer camps at various times over the summer.
The athletic department administration also has several tasks it must take care of over the next few weeks, with a search for a new head softball coach currently underway, an assistant in the training room and ticket sells for the upcoming football season.
There are also plans to upgrade Cheryl Holt Field, the home venue for the Govs softball team, over the next couple of months with new bleaches and press box among some of the planned improvements.
Bottom line, there is no off season for Austin Peay, it’s athletic department and to a degree the student-athletes themselves with first of the fall sports having their athletes reporting back to begin their pre-season practices before hitting their respective fields or courts.
About Chris Austin
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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TopicsAlaska, Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University, Cheryl Holt Field, Clarksville TN, Florida, Fortera Stadium, Governors, Govs, Ohio Valley Conference