Cheryl Holt Field


Cheryl Holt Field has been the permanent on-campus home facility for Austin Peay softball since the 2000 season, giving the team its first true home facility in the program’s history to that point.


Originally named Lady Govs Field upon its completion in 2000, the University renamed the facility in 2011 in honor of longtime administrator Cheryl Holt, who also was the program’s first coach. The current field replaced several off-campus locations that served as the softball program’s home since its formation.


Located on the southwest corner of the former football practice field puts it at the center of Austin Peay intercollegiate sports facilities, being surrounded by the Dunn Center (basketball/volleyball) and Raymond C. Hand Park (baseball) to the west, Morgan Brothers Soccer Field to the north, the Governors Indoor Tennis Center and Governors Stadium (football) to the east.


Austin Peay has continued to make improvements to Cheryl Holt field since its completion, adding lights in 2003, replacing the outfield fence in 2007 and replacing the scoreboard in 2014. In addition, the dugouts (2005) and backstop (2007) were covered with bricks to compliment the university’s buildings.


The softball program also has a hitting facility of its own located beyond the right field fence. Constructed in 2005, the facility was enclosed in 2014 to allow practice and instruction during inclement weather.