Clark named to Academic All-League Team
Posted: 11/16/2011 | Last updated: November 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Sophomore Amanda Clark was named to the eight-member Academic All-Patriot League Team, as announced by the league on Wednesday. The Irvine, Calif. native ranks first in the Patriot League in blocks, averaging 1.11 per set and sixth in hitting percentage at a .272 clip. Not only has Clark been stellar on the court, but off of it as well as the Arts and Science major boasts a 3.85 GPA.
Clark has had a breakout sophomore season, setting career highs in kills (169), attack attempts (.389) and almost doubled her total blocks from last season with 111. She had a career-high nine blocks against Robert Morris on September 3rd and has had four games of double-digit kills after having none last season. She set a career-high of 13 kills on September 9th against Temple in which she also set a career-high .706 hitting percentage which is the third highest in a match among league players this season.
As a freshman last season, Clark was named to the Patriot League Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Patriot League awards, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen are not eligible for this honor.
The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year was awarded to American’s Rebecca Heath and her and Clark are joined on the Academic All-League Team by Army’s Ariana Mankus, Bucknell’s Anne Ellenberger, Colgate’s Caitlin Cremin, Holy Cross’ Elizabeth Watters and Megan Lynch and Navy’s Erin Fortner.
Clark and the rest of the Mountain Hawks will be back on the court for the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament in Washington D.C. on Saturday at 5 p.m. as the No. 3 seed Lehigh takes on No.2 Army. Should Lehigh win, it will play the following day in the Championship game at 2 p.m. against the winner of No. 1 American vs. No. 4 Colgate.