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2009-2010 Women's Basketball Roster


Alysha Clark

Class: r-SR-1L
Position: F
Height: 5-10
Previous School: Mt. Juliet HS [Belmont Univ.]
Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

2008-09 (R-JUNIOR)
Named a CBSSports.com Second Team, Associated Press Third Team and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American ... Selected to participate in the World University Games Team Trials in May 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the USA Basketball Training Center ... Tabbed the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Year, a first for a Middle Tennessee women's basketball player ... Selected as the Sun Belt Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year ... Believed to be the first player in NCAA basketball history, men's or women's, to receive player of the year accolades from more than one conference ... A regional finalist on the WBCA All-American Teams ... Included on the Naismith Trophy Mid-Season Top-30 List and as a Midseason Top-20 Candidate for the Wooden Award ... Featured in a Feb. 12 story on ESPN.com by national collegiate basketball writer Graham Hays ... Appeared in the Feb. 9 Sports Illustrated as one of its six Faces in the Crowd ... Was the subject of a Feb. 13 post on the Double-A Zone, the official blog of the NCAA ... Ended the campaign with a national best and school-record 27.5 points per game average, making Middle Tennessee the first women's program to produce two different players (Amber Holt, 2007-08) as the nation's leading scorer in back-to-back seasons in women's basketball history and just the third program all-time, including two men's schools ... Placed fifth in NCAA Division I history with 935 total points, surpassing the previous school record of 930 ... One of two players on the national scene (Louisville's Angel McCoughtry) to tally at least 900 points, doing so in five less games than McCoughtry ... Registered an NCAA Division I-high 50 points at Troy (Feb. 11) to set a school single-game record, men's or women's, and to tie the Sun Belt single-game mark ... The 50 points are 10 shy of the all-time single-game NCAA Division I standard ... Added 45 points in the regular-season finale against Western Kentucky (March 1) to set a Murphy Center record ... The 45 points gave her two of the top-four single-game scoring marks in the country ... Selected as the Sun Belt Player of the Week a school and conference record six times ... Tabbed to the All-Sun Belt First Team ... Garnered the Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player honor and a spot on the all-tournament squad ... Picked as the ESPN2 Player of the Game following the NCAA Tournament contest at Michigan State (March 22) ... Averaged 32.5 ppg in non-conference road games at No. 2 Oklahoma Nov. 19 (31 pts.), at LSU Nov. 30 (37 pts.), at No. 7 Tennessee Dec. 11 (28 pts.) and in the NCAA Tournament at Michigan State (34 pts.) ... Registered at least 30 points in 10-straight contests, beginning with 40 against Louisiana-Monroe (Jan. 31) through 34 versus South Alabama (March 9) in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals ... Collected 30 points in 11 of the final 12 games ... Presented with the State Farm Player of the Game award after leading the Blue Raiders to the win over New Orleans (March 7) in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals ... Set league tournament records for total points (92), field goals made (33), free throws made (26) and single-game free throws made (16) ... Tied previous single-game tournament marks for field goals made (14) and free throws attempted (18) ... Entered the top-10 single-game school scoring records three times and two of the top five in Murphy Center history ... Placed among the top-five scorers in the nation during 25 of a possible 26 NCAA reporting dates ... Listed among the final national leaders for field goal percentage (5th, 60.7) and rebounds per game (26th, 9.8) ... Led all players with 34 points and 10 rebounds in the Blue Raiders' NCAA Tournament game at Michigan State, setting a school record for single-game tournament points ... Established new program single-season records for free throws made (237), free throws attempted (300) and 30-point plus games (14) ... Recorded 17 double-doubles, 11 of which were versus Sun Belt opponents ... Surpassed the 2,000-point and 1,000-rebound plateaus, raising her career totals 2,031 points and 1,025 rebounds ... Scored in double figures in all but two games, against Indiana (Nov. 22) in the Preseason WNIT and at Western Carolina (Dec. 7) ... Tallied 32 double-digit scoring games, 18 double-figure rebounding contests, 28 tilts with at least 20 points and four contests with at least 40 points ... Led the team in scoring 29 times and in rebounding 26 games ... Notched double-doubles by halftime at South Alabama (Jan. 4) and against Louisiana-Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... Converted 14-of-15 free throws at No. 2 Oklahoma, making and attempting more than the entire Sooners squad ... Set a career high with two 3-pointers on two attempts at Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.

2007-08 (JUNIOR)
Redshirted due to NCAA transfer regulations.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE)
Played at Belmont ... Chosen as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, becoming only the fifth player in league history to earn the award in consecutive seasons ... Reached the 1,000-point mark in her 52nd game, the fastest in school history ... Helped lead the team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history ... A five-time Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honoree, matching her school record from the previous season ... Voted the Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP ... Earned All-Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament Team accolades after her performances versus California Nov. 24 (13 pts., seven rebs.) and versus Florida Atlantic Nov. 25 (20 pts., 13 rebs.) ... Averaged 16.6 points and 12.1 boards, ranking third nationally for rebounds ... Posted 20 double-doubles, including three 20-plus rebounding games: at Mississippi State (Nov. 20), against ETSU (Feb. 1) and against Kennesaw State (Feb. 3) ... Her 23 caroms against ETSU set a single-game school standard, breaking the mark which had stood since 1975-76 ... Previously had tied the program record with 20 at Mississippi State ... Placed 68th in points per game on the national list ... Garnered a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

2005-06 (FRESHMAN)
Played at Belmont ... Became the first player in Atlantic Sun Conference history to receive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors in the same season ... Selected to the All-Atlantic Sun First Team and to the league's All-Freshman Team ... Was the only freshman on the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team ... Tabbed the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week a school-record five times ... Ranked second nationally among freshmen for points per game (20.1) and double-doubles (18), while placing third for rebounding average (10.9) ... Listed in the overall Division I statistics for rebounding (11th), points per game (16th) and field goal percentage (29th, 54.0) ... Started all 30 games, averaging 31.6 minutes per contest ... Led the Bruins in scoring during 24 games and rebounding 26 times ... Scored a high of 36 points to go along with 12 rebounds versus Clemson (Nov. 25) on her way to receiving MVP accolades at Memphis' 21st Annual Lady Tiger Classic ... Added 22 points and eight boards versus Austin Peay (Nov. 26) in the other game of the tournament ... Tallied a double-double of 29 points and 18 rebounds in her first collegiate game at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 19) ... Was the conference leader in total points, field goals made and free throws made ... Ranked second in the A-Sun for scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, offensive rebounds and defensive rebounds ... Earned a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-year letterwinner for coach Chris Fryer ... Earned WBCA High School Honorable Mention All-American honors ... Selected as an AAU All-American ... Tabbed the 3A Miss Basketball as a senior ... Picked by the Tennessean as its Midstate Player of the Year in 2005 ... Voted to the Girl's All-Southern Basketball Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year ... Garnered Tennessee All-Star Team accolades ... Received state tournament MVP honors her senior campaign ... Averaged 24 points and 11.6 rebounds, while shooting 78 percent from the foul line and 67 percent from the floor as a senior ... Named to the National Honor Roll.

PERSONAL
Born Alysha Angelica Clark on July 7, 1987, in Denver, Colo. ... Daughter of Kenneth and Jan Clark ... Has five siblings, Tonya (39), Kenneth Jr. (37), Corey (29), Ajia (26) and Arlisha (19) ... Majoring in electronic media journalism.



2008-2009 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-2010 Game-by-Game Stats