CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Junior guard Travis Betran, of the Austin Peay State University men's basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.
The junior from Harlem averaged 23.5 points in two outings last week, including the Govs first Ohio Valley Conference victory this season in an 84-81 overtime thriller against Morehead State, which Betran won for Austin Peay thanks to a game-winning fall-away three-pointer as time expired.
He finished with 20 points, including three three-pointers and a 7-of-7 night at the free-throw line, against the Eagles.
Against Murray State, Betran led the Govs with 27 points, including a trio of three-pointers in the final minute when Austin Peay's rally came up just short.
Betran has won Newcomer of the Week two weeks in a row and five times this season. He's scored 20 points in every OVC game so far this season, averaging 24.8 points in four games. He ranks 13th nationally in three-point field goal percentage (47.4 percent) and 17th in made three-pointers per game (3.06).
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 Chantelle Grey, of the women's track and field team, lowered her OVC-best mark in the 800m run at last weekend's UAB Blazer Invite. She missed winning the event by hundredths of a second, with her 2:15.37 leading the conference by more than five seconds. She also ran a leg of the Lady Govs 4x400m relay that finished sixth with a 3:54.09 mark and ranks second in the OVC.
- Senior Meghan Bussabarger, of the women's basketball team, averaged 18 points and 5.5 rebounds in two Lady Gov contests last week. The forward led the Lady Govs in games against Murray State and Morehead State, including a 22-point effort against the Eagles, Monday.