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Beach Volleyball's Chandler Clark Garners ASUN All-Academic Team Honors

Apr 19, 2019

Credit MSU Athletics

Following the conclusion of the regular season, Morehead State beach volleyball's Chandler Clark has been bestowed Atlantic Sun Conference postseason honors for her role as a student-athlete.

The Seymour, Ind. native has been named one of 10 ASUN student-athletes which comprise the league's All-Academic Team. Clark-a junior in competition-becomes the first Morehead State beach volleyball student-athlete to be named to the ASUN's All-Academic team.

"Chandler is an incredibly driven young woman and that applies to all areas of her life," remarked head coach Jaime Gordon. "From the classroom to the sand, she is constantly pushing herself to excel and give her all to her academics and team."

In the classroom, Clark maintains a 4.0 cumulative GPA as she pursues a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, a degree she will obtain in just over three weeks. Her exceptional grade point average has secured her as the only student-athlete of the 10-member All-Academic Team to hold a perfect GPA. Beginning in the fall, Clark will pursue her Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

"Chandler is an outstanding example of a Morehead State student-athlete," continued Gordon. "As a beach and indoor volleyball player, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA and will be graduating in May, a year ahead of schedule.

"She has already been accepted into the graduate program to obtain her MBA and will finish this during her final three semesters as an Eagle. That is an exceptional academic record for any student, let alone someone who has been an in-season athlete their entire career."

In the sand, Clark had a career year, registering nine wins on the season, combining with freshman Hannah Mabrey, junior Karlee Reynolds, and sophomore Lauren Rokey during competition. Of her nine wins this season, she recorded three from the fourth flight and another six from the fifth pairing. For her career, Clark owns 15 victories, a figure that ties for third-most career victories in program history.

Clark and Morehead State beach volleyball wrapped the most-successful season in program history as play came to a close on April 13. The team finished the year with a 14-7 record and a 4-4 conference mark in the program's first year of competition in the ASUN, establishing several program records throughout the year.