CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Senior quarterback Jake Ryan, of the Austin Peay State University football team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.
Ryan took OVC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors for his Senior Day performance against Tennessee Tech. He was 27-for-38 for 310 yards and four touchdowns in the Govs 38-31 victory over the Golden Eagles in Ryan's Austin Peay swan song.
His four touchdown tosses were the most by a Govs quarterback since Oct. 25, 2008 (Trent Caffee). Over the course of his final four quarters as Austin Peay's quarterback, Ryan moved into second place all-time in career completions (497) and became the third Gov to finish his career with more than 5,000 yards passing.
The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.
Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:
- Senior forward Leslie Martinez, of the women's basketball team, averaged 17 points in two games last week, including a season-high 20 in Austin Peay's first 2012 victory, a 71-67 win against Binghamton, Sunday.
- Junior defensive end Earnest Smith, of the football team, had 2.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, to go along with six tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovered in the Govs Senior Day victory against Tennessee Tech, Saturday.
- Freshman forward Chris Horton, of the men's basketball team, averaged 7.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in two games for the Govs last week, highlighted by a 12-point, 10-rebound effort against Western Kentucky.