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Clark Nabs Ivy League Players of the Week Honors

Clark earned her second player of the week honor after leading Harvard to a pair of wins (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Christine Clark picked up her second Ivy League Player of the Week honor on Monday after scoring 20-plus points in back-to-back games to lead the Crimson to wins at Cornell and Columbia.

Clark went for 23 points Friday night as Harvard knocked off Cornell, 67-57. The sophomore shot 8-of-15 from the field and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, while notching a career-high five steals and grabbing six boards. On Saturday she netted 21 points and was a perfect 12-of-12 on free throws in Harvard’s 68-56 win at Columbia, tying her with Reka Cserny ’05 for the best single-game performance from the line in program history.

Clark averaged 22.0 ppg for the weekend with 5.0 rpg and 3.5 spg, and became the first Crimson student-athlete to score 20-plus points in back-to-back games since Victoria Lippert did so in four straight games in February of 2010. She shot 40.0 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three and was 17-of-17 at the line.

This marks the second Ivy League Player of the Week honor for Clark this season and the fourth for the Crimson. She previously received the award Nov. 28 after averaging 17.5 ppg and 7.0 rpg against Rhode Island and Holy Cross. Brogan Berry has also been named player of the week twice, most recently on Jan. 9.

Clark currently ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring at 15.9 ppg and is fifth in free-throw percentage (85.8), sixth in steals (1.9) and sixth in minutes (32.6). She has also been named to the Ivy League honor roll three times and was a three-time rookie of the week selection last season.