Clark leads Queen Bees to successful season

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
Jenny Clark

 Jenny Clark, daughter of Jim and Pam Clark of Cambridge and a junior on the St. Ambrose University Queen Bees basketball team, has had quite the successful year along with her teammates.

 St. Ambrose hosted Waldorf Thursday, Feb. 26, in a quarterfinal game of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The game will feature a matchup of the fourth and fifth seeds in the MCC Tournament. 

 The tournament semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, and the championship game is slated for Monday, March 2.

 On their final regular game of the season, Saturday, Feb. 21, the Queen Bees beat Clarke College on the road, 89-68. It was SAU’s fourth win in a row and their second of the season over Clarke.

 Clark finished the night with 17 points.

 On Wednesday, Feb, 18, St. Ambrose defeated Ashford in the final home game of the season 58-48. It was SAU’s second victory over Ashford this season after defeating them in Clinton back on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

 Clark had six points in the first half and finished with 10 for the night.

 On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Clark would score a career-high 30 points, including 24 from beyond the arc as the St. Ambrose Queen Bees women’s basketball team cruised to a 77-46 victory over William Penn. 

 Clark, whose previous career-high was 29 set back in March of 2008, marked the third time in the last four games that a Queen Bee hit the 30-point mark.

 Clark led the Queen Bees with an impressive 20 points in the first half.

 The majority of her points would come from three-point range as she went an impressive eight of 15 from beyond the arc. The eight three-points made would tie a school record set by Casey Breitbach twice in 2007 and Clark herself in 2008.

 On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Queen Bees fell to Iowa Wesleyan, 82-75. Clark finished with 15 points.

 Not only is Clark an asset on the floor, she was recently named to the Fall 208 Athletic Director Honor Roll.

 To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in the fall semester.

 There were 306 total Fighting Bee student-athletes named to the honor roll. Of the group, 138 had grade point averages 3.0-3.49, 131 had grade point average between 3.5-3.99 and 27 had 4.0 grade point averages.