Austin Peay is departing its longtime home in the Ohio Valley Conference and joining the ASUN Conference.

The move is effective July 1 and ends Austin Peay’s 59-year association with the Ohio Valley.

“Today is the next step down the path to greatness, and we are closer than ever to achieving the status we covet — to be the most complete athletics department in our league,” Governors athletic director Gerald Harrison said in a news release on Friday. “And now, that league will be the ASUN.”