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Ken Clausen

School

University of Virginia

Position
Defense
Major
History
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PTS
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Classroom

Clausen was one of four Virginia All-Americans last season to have a spring GPA over 3.0. He has set his sights on being named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American.

Character

Clausen is a talented, enthusiastic and creative young man.  He enters his senior year as one of the nation’s most easily recognized and most highly acclaimed lacrosse athletes.  Clausen is also someone who cares deeply about the people around him and readily accepts his responsibility to the larger community.  His community service work this past fall was an inspiration to everyone connected with Virginia lacrosse. Being voted a captain by his peers is simply a formal recognition of what his role has been since the beginning of his career here at the university.

Community

Clausen initiated a new fundraiser that swept through lacrosse nation. During the month of November, he put together a contest titled Mustache Madness to generate funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. It helped raise almost $32,000 for the cause. His group won the Mad Stache Trophy for the highest fund raising fans. When talking about starting this endeavor, Clausen said “Being a part of such a prestigious lacrosse program like Virginia, we are afforded a unique opportunity and platform to help a lot of people and have a positive impact in people’s lives. I have always been looking for something that I could do where I can reach out and help anyway I can.”

Competition

Entering the season as a three time All-American, Clausen is looking to become Virginia’s first three time first-team All-American. Ken has won first-team All-America honors the past two seasons. He also guided Virginia to back-to-back Final Four appearances.