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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) senior pole vaulter Savannah Amato began her chase for history, December 1st, 2018 as she begins her senior season and the chase to become the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time leader in pole vaulting gold medals.
Amato, from Delaware, OH, enters her final season having won the last five OVC championships in the pole vault – along with a third-place finish in the indoor championship as a freshman — tying Southeast Missouri’s Michelle Jett (2003-06) and former Gov Carrie Burggraf (2007-10) for the conference’s all-time lead in the event.
Clarksville, TN – While Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s volleyball team is off to one of it’s best starts in school history, the football team can now put all its focus on getting ready for Ohio Valley Conference play after it’s season-opener at nationally-ranked Georgia and building a resume for a post-season berth.
The Governors volleyball team enters its third week of play sporting a perfect 6-0 record — the second-best start to the season in program history — trailing only the 1984 squad that opened the season winning their first eight matches, after going 3-0 at the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroo Klassic and the Middle Tennessee Raider Bash.
APSU Women’s Volleyball opens season perfect with 6-0 record.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s women’s soccer team and football team have shown some early-season promise this fall, with a couple of shutout victories on the soccer field and two strong showings in preseason football scrimmages.
On the soccer field, the Govs are not only 2-0 under new head coach Naomi Kolarova, but they have yet to give up a goal in a 1-0 victory versus Middle Tennessee at Morgan Brothers Field on August 17th and a 2-0 road victory at Evansville on August 19th.
APSU Football and Soccer start the fall season strong.
Clarksville, TN – While Austin Peay State University’s athletics department had great success on the field in 2017-18, it wasn’t just limited to wins and losses, as APSU student-athletics had tremendous accomplishments in the classroom.
Over the past few weeks, the Ohio Valley Conference as well as several other different sports organizations have given individual sports and athletes several honors for their achievements over the past semester and school year, as well as posting department overall grade-point averages of 3.0 or better for back-to-back semesters for the first time in 10 years.
Austin Peay Student Athletes continue excellence in the classroom. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – After 16 seasons and 117 wins under former head coach Kelley Guth, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) soccer team opened a new era this past weekend with an exhibition match at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field under new head coach Naomi Kolarova, posting 1-1 draw with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
The Western Kentucky exhibition is the only home pre-season match, with two other road exhibitions at Mississippi Valley (August 10th) and West Alabama (August 12th).
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host a public press conference, 11:00am, July 30th, 2018 at the Dunn Center to introduce Gerald Harrison as the 14th athletics director in school history.
It will be the first public appearance for Harrison, who was selected for the athletics director’s position back on July 16th after serving 10 years at Duke University.
Harrison will officially take the reins as the leader of the athletics department on August 15th.
Gerald Harrison named 14th Austin Peay State University Athletics Director. (Jon Gardiner/Duke University)
Clarksville, TN – For the most part of the past couple of decades Austin Peay State University (APSU) hasn’t been much more than an afterthought when it comes to the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day, but that won’t be the case as the conference teams and media meet in Nashville on July 23rd, 2018.
The Governors are coming off an 8-4 mark in 2017 — including a runner-up finish in the OVC with a 7-1 record – after being picked last in last year’s per-season poll.
APSU Football should make some noise at 2018 OVC Media Day.
Clarksville, TN – As summer rounds the bend and heads into the final stretch, there are several early storylines for Austin Peay State University’s athletic department to watch as the new school year nears.
Leading the list of storylines is there are still a few staff positions still vacant in the department, including athletic director and head softball coach among others.
The athletic director’s position could be filled very soon, with the university having held interviews with three prospective candidates for the job last week.
Clarksville, TN – With a year still to go in a career what should be remembered as an Austin Peay State University Athletics Department Hall of Fame career, Lidia Yanes Garcia continues to add accolades to her resume.
This past week, Garcia – a native of Los Realejos, Spain – became the first APSU women’s tennis player to earn a spot in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regional rankings; coming in 15th.