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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team wrapped up its best regular season in school history May 6th, including a school-record 11-game win streak to put a final bow on the season, but now the stakes are even higher as they head into the post season for the first time since 2007.
The Govs enter the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship as the overall #2-seed — finishing with a 36-15 overall record and a 17-4 mark in conference play this spring – but of the field of eight teams it has the least post-season experience.
2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – Ohio Valley Conference championship tournament play begins this week for Austin Peay State University’s women’s golf team and both men’s and women’s tennis teams, as they look to join the Governors volleyball team in winning a conference title in the 2017-18 school year.
The women’s golf team will open play April 15th at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, AL, while the tennis teams will play on April 20th at the Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center in Nashville, TN.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has had several outstanding hitters go through its softball program, over its 33-year history, but the current year at the plate that third baseman Danielle Liermann is having this spring may be the best season by any player to ever wear the Red and White.
Liermann, a junior from Simi Valley, CA, is batting .410 this season for the Govs (26-11, 8-2 OVC), after the April 8th sweep of fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee Martin, with eight doubles, 15 home runs and 44 RBIs.
Clarksville, TN – For the past couple of years, the Austin Peay State University men’s golf program had settled into the middle of the Ohio Valley Conference standings, but if the current trend of play continues the Govs may very well find themselves back in contention for an OVC Title in late April.
The program, which has had a long and distinguished past, had finished in eighth- and sixth-place in the final standings of the OVC Championship Tournament the past two seasons, but head coach Robbie Wilson has his team playing as well as any in the conference in 2018.
Austin Peay Men’s Golf comes in first at Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate on March 6th. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – Once again the Ohio Valley Conference will be one of the first NCAA Division I conferences to kick-off March Madness for its college basketball fans and the Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s basketball teams will be right in the thick of it when play opens.
Joining the Governors in the tournament will be Belmont, Tennessee Martin, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Southeast Missouri and Murray State on the women’s side and Murray State, Belmont, Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Eastern Illinois and SIUE on the men’s.
Clarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team entering the home stretch of its Ohio Valley Conference basketball season it is imperative they find a way to overcome a season-long difficulty of coming away with wins on the road if they are to get a favorable seed in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament.
Currently the Govs, 12-10 overall, are tied for third place in the OVC standings with a win-loss mark of 7-3 – tied with Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech – with eight games left in the regular season schedule.
Austin Peay Men’s Basketball faces road games against Tennessee Martin, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, and Eastern Illinois over the next two weeks. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – Picked to finish 11th out of the 12 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason basketball poll, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team has shown some tenacity in its first two conference games, getting out to its first 2-0 start in league play in four seasons.
Behind the play of freshman guard/forward Terry Taylor and senior forward transfer Averyl Ugba – who both posted back-to-back double-doubles — the Govs not only won their first two games to open conference play in four years, but by margins of 20 and 16 points – the first time since the 2004-05 season the Govs have won their first two OVC contests by double figures.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference play over the next couple of weeks at the Dunn Center with four games that could very easily set the tone for the rest of the season for the Govs.
The Govs open next week with a Thursday, December 28th doubleheader versus SIU Edwardsville followed by a Saturday December 30th doubleheader versus Eastern Illinois, they then open the new year with a pair of single games versus UT Martin, with the women’s team playing the Skyhawks on January 3rd and the men’s team play on January 4th – in a game that will be carried on the CBS Sports Network.
Austin Peay Basketball teams open Ohio Valley Conference Play Thursday with doubleheader against SIU Edwardsville at the Dunn Center. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – As Austin Peay State University heads into the final few weeks of its fall semester schedule the football and volleyball teams look to end things with championships and possible NCAA postseason berths.
The Governors football team currently owns a 6-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play, which places them second in the conference standings, and the only team remaining that could pass OVC leading Jacksonville State for the conference championship, if the Gamecocks were to lose their final two games and APSU wins its two remaining contests.
Austin Peay Football and Volleyball look towards OVC Championships.