Gabrielle Clark
Gabrielle Clark
Height: 5-5
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Univ. of Chicago Lab
Major: Business
Parents: J. Anthony & Violet Clark

Sophomore (2011-12):

Clark became the first African-American woman to win an NCAA Singles Championship at any level (Division I, II or III), when she claimed a 6-2, 7-6 (1) victory over Lok Sze Leung in the championship match.  It marked the fourth NCAA Singles Championship won by an Emory women's tennis player, as Clark joined former Eagles Mary Ellen Gordon (2003 and 2004) and Lorne McManigle (2009) as National Champions.  In addition, with Emory's Dillon Pottish winning the singles title on the men's side, it marked just the fourth time in NCAA Division III history that the men's and women's singles champions have come from the same school.  Clark ended her season on an 11-match singles winning streak, including a perfect 10-0 record during the NCAA Tournament.  She also teamed with Zahra Dawson to finish second in the doubles draw at the NCAA Championships, falling to Laura Danzig and Gabby Devlin of Amherst College in three sets in the title match.  Clark earned all-America status for both singles and doubles play during the spring, after also claiming all-America honors in the fall by winning the ITA Regional singles and doubles draw.  After finished second in the Division III singles draw at the ITA Small College Nationals, she joined with Dawson to become just the second Emory pairing to win the doubles draw, advancing to the 'Super Bowl' before falling to the NAIA-winning pair from Oklahoma Christian College.  Clark finished the season with a 27-4 record in singles play, including a 26-3 record against Division III opponents, and a 29-8 mark in doubles action, including a 26-3 mark against Division III foes.  After her sophomore year, she holds a 54-10 career mark in singles play (the 20th-most victories and fifth-best winning percentage in Emory history) and a 58-18 doubles ledger (the 20th-most victories and 11th-best winning percentage in the program's history).  She was named the UAA's Athlete of the Week on four occassions during the year - September 26th, October 17th, March 26th and May 29th.

Freshman (2010-11):

Clark was named an all-America for both her singles and doubles play during her freshman season, finishing the year ranked second nationally and first regionally for both singles and doubles.  She was also named the ITA NCAA Division III Rookie of the Year, becoming just the third player to earn the honor in the program's history, joining former Eagles Mary Ellen Gordon (2001) and Jolyn Taylor (2003).  Clark completed her inaugural collegiate campaign with a record of 27-6 in singles play, with her only losses to NCAA Division III opponents coming against teammate Zahra Dawson during the Fall ITA Regional Tournament finals and to Williams’ Kristin Alotta in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships.  In doubles play during the season, Clark compiled a 29-10 record, including a mark of 19-5 with Lorne McManigle, who she teamed with to finish second in the NCAA Doubles draw.  She was named the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year, becoming the third player in conference history to earn both honors in the same season along with Gordon and the University of Chicago's Kendra Higgins.  Clark was 18-2 during the year against other ranked Division III players, including a mark of 5-0 against opponents ranked in the top-five.  She was named the UAA Athlete of the Week on March 7th, March 28th, April 4th and May 31st.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour. Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2010-11 27-6 18-3 -- -- -- -- -- 9-3 2nd 1st
2011-12 27-4 14-3 -- -- -- -- -- 13-1 1st 1st
Total 54-10 32-6 -- -- -- -- -- 22-4  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3 Tourn.   Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2010-11 29-10 17-6 3-1 -- 9-3 2nd 1st
2011-12 29-8 17-6 1-0 -- 11-2 2nd 1st
Total 58-18 34-12 4-1 -- 20-5  


2010-11 All-America Singles (Spring)
Doubles (Spring)
ITA National Rookie of the Year
ITA Atlantic South Region Rookie of the Year
UAA Most Valuable Player
UAA Rookie of the Year
All-UAA First Singles First Team
2011-12 NCAA Division III Champion Singles
Honda Woman of the Year Finalist
All-America Singles (Fall & Spring)
Doubles (Fall & Spring)
ITA Fall 'Super Bowl' Participant Doubles T-3rd Place
ITA Fall National Champion Doubles
ITA Fall National Runner-Up Singles
ITA Fall Regional Champion Singles

Prior to Emory:

Played for four seasons on the University of Chicago Lab Schools tennis team, earning letters one of the years... Served as the team captain in 2009... Played as the first singles player all four years... Earned second team all-state honors from 2008-09, and the team's Coach's Award from 2006-09... Ranked 13th in the state of Illinois in 2009... Coached by Gerald Hanck... Also played soccer and ran track and field in high school.


Born February 29, 1992... An all-conference performer for the Emory Indoor Track & Field Team... Participates in MORE mentoring and the Ngambika Club at Emory.


"I chose Emory for the academics, the athletics, the tennis coaches, the girls on the team, and the location in Atlanta."