CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Senior Emily Perkins, of Austin Peay State University women's soccer team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.
Perkins scored both game-winning goals in Austin Peay's victories at Morehead State and against Eastern Kentucky last week, helping the Lady Govs clinch a first-round bye in this week's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, hosted by UT Martin.
The Nashville, Tenn., native scored in the 20th minute, Friday, on a pass from junior Andy Quiceno in a 1-0 victory at Morehead State. Perkins assisted on Tatiana Ariza's 13th-minute goal and then scored the eventual game-winner in the 24th minute in a 2-1 win, Sunday, versus Eastern Kentucky.
For her efforts, Perkins was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Soccer Player of the Week and was awarded Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the OVC.
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:
- Junior Xiamar Richards, of the women's cross country team, made it back-to-back All-OVC honors with a 10th-place, 17:49.01 5K run at the OVC Championships in Oxford, Ala. She's the first Lady Gov to earn consecutive all-conference honors since Bertha Castillo (2007-09).
- Senior quarterback Jake Ryan, of the football team, threw for a season-high 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Govs 41-27 homecoming loss to Southeast Missouri, Saturday.
- Senior outside hitter Nikki Doyle, of the volleyball team, had her fourth consecutive 20-kill game, against Belmont, and concluded the week with a 14-kill match at Tennessee State.
- Freshman running back Reco Williams, of the football team, notched a career-high 133 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the Govs homecoming loss. The bruising back picked up 81 of those yards in the second half.
- Junior Anthony Bradley, of the men's golf team, led the Govs to victory at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate with a third-place, seven-under par 209 (72-69-68) on The Links at Novadell. He was one of three players to card two rounds in the 60s.