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Tiffany Clarke

School

Vanderbilt

Position
Forward
Major
Interdisciplinary & Human/Organizational Developme
PPG
16.3
RPG
8.5
APG
1.1

Classroom

Clarke is a double major in Interdisciplinary and Human & Organizational Development. She has a 3.107 grade-point average and will graduate in May 2013.

Character

Clarke was a participant in the Olympic F.L.A.M.E. Program in Summer 2011. F.L.A.M.E. is designed to inspire minority college students to cultivate their desire to succeed and rise above the ordinary. The young men and women selected to participate, who already demonstrate a pursuit of excellence within their own communities, have the opportunity to further their personal and professional growth through unique seminars and workshops led by Olympic and Paralympic athletes, USOC and National Governing Body (NGB) leaders and others who have achieved personal, professional or athletic success in life. During the four-day program, F.L.A.M.E. participants will reside in the Olympic Training Center dormitory, eat at the Athlete Dining Hall, and have daily opportunities to interact with Olympians, Paralympians, and hopefuls. The program’s itinerary includes motivational presentations by Olympians and Paralympians, leadership seminars conducted by USOC and NGB staff leaders, networking and financial literacy workshops, Olympic/Paralympic sport demonstrations, field trips to local attractions, and information on the USOC Internship Program.

Community

Clarke serves as Community Service Chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. She helps organize various initiatives to engage student-athletes from all sports in the community, including the annual Student-Athlete Holiday Party which brings a group of young students to campus for a day of activities with every varsity team. She serves as a mentor to a first grade student at Cockrill Elementary in West Nashville.

Competition

As a junior, Clarke was named Second Team All-SEC by league’s coaches and honorable mention by the Associated Press. She played in all 33 games, making 15 starts and averaged 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds, third and second on the team, respectively, while leading the team in field goal percentage at 56.6%. She finished in the top-10 of the SEC in rebounding (fifth), field goal percentage (second) and blocks (10th). As a sophomore, she was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team. She played her best basketball down the stretch. She had four games of 20-plus points and six double-doubles. She averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 56.0% from the floor. She was second on the team with 26 blocks. As a freshman, she was on the SEC All-Freshmen Team. She averaged 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and pulled down 10 rebounds in an SEC Quarterfinal win over LSU, missing her second double-double by just four points.