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Clark Named Mid-Major Freshmen All-America

Clark Named Mid-Major Freshmen All-America

March 30, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Freshman Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) collected another postseason accolade after an amazing first season with the Bruins on Monday afternoon. He was named to the 2010 Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team. Clark's selection marks only the third time a Bruin has been named to a All-America team.

Most recently, Clark was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year by Sporting News. The first Bruin freshman ever named to an Atlantic Sun postseason all-conference team, he received numerous honors from the conference, including Freshman of the Year, Second Team All-Atlantic Sun and a unanimous nod to the All-Freshman Team. Clark also helped Belmont to a share of its third Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship in the past five years.

In 2009-10, Clark, became the first freshman of the program's NCAA era to lead the Bruins in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. The only player to start all 31 games for the Bruins, he recorded a team-high 23 double-figure scoring games, led Belmont in scoring 17 times and in nine of the team's last 12 games. The Memphis native ranked among the Atlantic Sun Conference leaders in five statistical categories, including scoring, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage and minutes played. Clark also went on to rank fifth among all NCAA freshmen at the end of the regular season with 74 made three-point field goals.

Rather than assembling first, second, third and fourth team squads, the Mid-Major Freshmen All-America team is one team consisting of 20 players. Division I coaches and NBA scouts are part of the selection process, but final decision rests with the staff. A complete list of this year's awardees can be found here.