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Sierra Clark Signs Contract To Play Professional Basketball In Spain

taten Island, NY – Sierra Clark, who earned a spot on the All-Northeast (NEC) Women's Basketball First Team, as well as the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Second Team following her one season at Wagner, has signed a professional contact with Arxil Pontevedra of the European Basketball League. Clark, who previously played for current Wagner head coach, Heather Jacobs at Adelphi, made a significant impact as a graduate student, both on and off the court. The Hughesville, MD ranked second in the NEC at 18.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She was also the NEC-leader with 68 blocked shots, which is second on the Seahawk all-time single-season list. Additionally, Clark recorded an NEC-best 16 double-doubles on the season. Against LIU Brooklyn (1/13), Clark poured in 34 points, which was her Wagner high and two shy of her collegiate career high of 36, set back at Adelphi against Saint Michael's (1/9/16), where she earned Division II All-American honors at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Several of Clark's best games came against elite programs, as her second-highest output, as a Seahawk was a 30-point effort against eventual NEC champion Saint Francis U (1/22), a contest where she also grabbed 17 rebounds. Against NEC regular season champion, Robert Morris (1/20), Clark registered a career-high nine blocked shots. After graduating from Adelphi with a 3.65 grade point average, Clark posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester at Wagner, while pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education Leadership Organization, which she is set to receive next month. Based on her combined accomplishments in the classroom and on the floor, Clark became the first Seahawk women's basketball player to win 2017-18 Northeast Conference (NEC) Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, in addition to earning a spot on the prestigious 2017-18 CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team. Season High Games Points....................... 34, at LIU Brooklyn (01/13/18) 30, vs SAINT FRANCIS U (01/22/18) Rebounds..................... 18, vs Robert Morris (01/20/18) 17, vs SAINT FRANCIS U (01/22/18 Steals....................... 7, at Stony Brook (11/26/17) Blocked Shots................ 9, vs Robert Morris (01/20/18)

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