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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes set a department record with a 3.15 grade-point average for the Fall 2018 semester.
For the first time, Austin Peay student-athletes have posted a department-wide GPA of 3.0 or greater in three consecutive semesters. A record 209 student-athletes received academic recognition for the Fall 2018 semester, including 107 recognized on the dean’s list. It’s the third time 100 or more student athletes have been named to the dean’s list.
“I am so proud of our Governor student-athletes for what they’ve been able to accomplish academically,” APSU Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison said. “These numbers demonstrate our commitment to the “Total Gov” concept. I love the fact we compete for Ohio Valley Conference championships, are good citizens of the Clarksville community and excel in the classroom.”
“I would like to thank Katie Ethridge, Ryan Combs and Haley Jacobi in academic services for all they do to help our student-athletes achieve at the highest level in the classroom.”
Thirteen of the Governors 15 varsity programs achieved at least a 3.0 team GPA, and five programs – men’s cross country (3.28), football (2.76), men’s golf (3.38), women’s golf (3.80) and volleyball (3.68) – set program records for highest team GPA.
Women’s tennis set the high point for all programs with a 3.90 team GPA with all seven team members making the dean’s list, including four student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA. Men’s tennis led the way on the men’s side with a 3.73 team GPA, highlighted by eight dean’s list members and three student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs.
The other varsity programs that earned a 3.0 GPA were: baseball (3.16), beach volleyball (3.52), women’s basketball (3.23), women’s cross country (3.13), soccer (3.37), softball (3.43) and track and field (3.15).
In addition to the department’s varsity teams its cheer and dance programs saw 15 students named to the athletics director’s honor roll and another seven earned APSU dean’s list honors.
A complete listing of the Fall 2018 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll follows. Individuals that were named to the Austin Peay dean’s list and earned a 4.0 grade-point average also are noted. The athletics department will recognize all its student-athletes receiving academic honors during halftime of the Governors Jan. 24 men’s basketball game against Tennessee State.
Established in 1990-91, the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of Austin Peay State University student-athletes. To earn recognition, student-athletes must be enrolled full time and achieve at least a 3.0 grade-point average for a semester.
Fall 2018 Austin Peay Athletics Academic Honor Roll
All student-athletes listed received academic recognition during the fall. Any student-athlete listed without notation were members of the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (3.0-3.499 GPA). Notations following a student-athlete’s name indicate the following: (DL) – Austin Peay’s Dean’s List (Undergraduates with 12 hours earned and at least a 3.50 GPA); (4.0) – Posted a 4.00 GPA; + – student-athlete played multiple sports, is counted only once in department totals.
The following list is based on grades reported to the athletics department by the APSU Office of the Registrar on Jan. 3, 2019.
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.