JACKSON, Tenn. - 5/10/2006 - Stephanie Clark, a former Union University Lady Bulldog, has been named the new women’s basketball assistant coach. Clark fills the opening created when five-year assistant Katie Woodruff announced her resignation last month.
“I am very excited about the opportunity God has given me to work at Union with Coach Campbell and the ladies on the team”, states Clark. “I appreciate the program at Union; the excellence it stands for, and the commitment to develop quality people, not just quality players.”
Clark, from Artesia, New Mexico, is a 2005 graduate of Union University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Relations/Advertising. She is currently finishing her Masters of Arts and Education Degree from Union.
Union head coach Mark Campbell says of Clark, “Stephanie is a great representative of Union, our women’s basketball program, and most of all, the mission of our school. We see eye-to-eye on every issue that concerns our basketball program.” Campbell adds, “One of my first priorities in looking for an assistant coach is to find someone willing and able to mentor young ladies and prepare them to enter the world after college. Stephanie is that person.”
Clark played at Union for the second half of the 2004 season followed by a full season in 2005. She helped lead Union to the 2005 NAIA National Title, the first of two in a row for Union. In her 66 career games with Union, Clark scored 1,383 points (20.1) and pulled down 765 rebounds (11.6) to average a double-double for her career.
Honors quickly filled Clark’s resume as she was named the NAIA National Player of the Year, along with being named the NAIA National Tournament MVP following the 2005 season. During her two years at Union, Clark was named a first team All-American, TranSouth Player of the Year, first team All-Conference, and to the NAIA National Tournament All-Tournament team in each season. As a junior, Clark was also named the TranSouth Conference Newcomer of the Year.
In addition to her numerous honors, Clark also made her mark in the Union record book. She holds several records including points in a season (835), rebounds in a season (483), rebounds in a game (24), double-doubles in a season (29), double-doubles in a career (44), free throws made in a season (209), and games played in a season (40).
Clark, a 2001 graduate of Artesia High School (New Mexico), is the daughter of John and Jackie Mills of Charlotte, North Carolina. She also has a brother, Justin, who will graduate from NC State in 2007. Clark also has a step brother, Jonathan, in the Marines and a step sister, Jennifer, who is pursuing her doctorate from Baylor.
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