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REGION: East SEED: 15
COACH: Kelly Greenberg CONFERENCE: Ivy
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The 5-foot-10 senior forward, who has scored 538 points this season, is just the second player in Penn history to eclipse the 1,700-point mark (1,727). Clark, who has tallied 29 career double-doubles, averages 9.1 rebounds and a team-high 19.9 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Clark needs four more free throws to move into first place on Penn's career records charts, and just one more steal to move into third on the all-time steals list.
ANALYSIS BY ESPN'S STACEY DALES-SCHUMAN
For just the second time in program history, the Penn Quakers captured the Ivy League championship. Kelly Greenberg, who as an assistant coach at Holy Cross, Rhode Island and George Washington has had a hand in 10 conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances, couldn't be more pleased with her seniors, Jewel Clark and Mikaelyn Austin, who also helped win the Ivy League trophy their freshmen year.
Clark, a forward, leads the team with an impressive 20 points, good for second in the league, in addition to nine rebounds. This 5-foot-10 guard is an individual who flat out makes things happen for her squad, particularly because she's in such strong physical form. A 35-minute gamer, Clark's quickness creates steal opportunities, thereby generating more offense. According to many, she is by far the hardest working player on the Quaker roster.
Following Clark in the point column is junior guard Karen Habrukowich. She is a highly capable shooter at 43 percent from downtown, knocking down two treys a game. The Quakers also feature a sturdy 6-3 sophomore big in Jennifer Fleischer, who hauls down a thick 10 boards per match.
On the whole, Penn has a strong stroke from deep. The Quakers average nearly seven treys per game with a 36 percent accuracy from beyond the arc. And you can be assured that if the Quakers start dropping the juice from the land of plenty, their tough inside game will only prosper.
Utilizing a balanced inside/outside game always comes in handy when you're searching for offense, especially in the NCAA Tournament.