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

Junior (2012-13):

Clark continued to cement her position as one of the top players in the program’s history during her junior campaign, winning both the singles and doubles draws at the 2013 ITA Small College Nationals to become just the second Eagle in the program’s history to capture the title in both draws.  In addition, was the first Eagle since 2003 to win the ITA Division III Singles Draw, accomplishing the feat for the fourth time overall in the program’s history.  Teaming with freshman Emma Taylor in the doubles draw, the duo became the third winning pair in Emory history.  In the spring, Clark was named the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) Most Valuable Player for the second time in her career, becoming the third Eagle and fifth player in the conference’s history to win the award multiple times.  The junior was also selected to the all-UAA First Team for her play at first singles and first doubles.  At the 2013 NCAA Division III Individual Championships, Clark reached the semifinals of both the singles and doubles draw (teaming with freshman Annette Sullivan), earning all-America honors for both her singles and doubles play for the third-straight season.  In the final ITA National Poll, Clark was third in the singles rankings and fourth with Sullivan in the doubles rankings.  She also was the top-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region and ranked second in the region in doubles.  During the course of the season, Clark was selected as the UAA Athlete of the Week on six occasions.  She finished the year with an overall singles record of 30-7, matching the second-most victories in a single season in Emory history, while her 28-7 doubles record was tied for the 11th-most wins by an Eagle in a season.  She was 24-2 in singles matches and 22-4 in doubles contests against Division III opposition in 2012-13, improving to 68-7 in singles play and 70-14 in doubles action against Division III players during her career.  Clark ended her junior season with 84 career singles wins, the third most in school history, and 31 behind the program record.  Her 86 career doubles wins are the fifth-most in school history, and 19 behind the school record.

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
2012-13 30-7 17-4 -- -- -- -- -- 13-3 3rd 1st
Total 84-17 49-10 -- -- -- -- -- 35-7  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3 Tour   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
2012-13 28-7 17-4 -- -- 11-3 4th 2nd
Total 86-25 51-16 4-1 -- 31-8  



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
2012-13 All-America Singles (Fall & Spring)
Doubles (Fall & Spring)
UAA Most Valuable Player
All-UAA First Singles First Team
First Doubles First Team
ITA Fall 'Super Bowl' Participant Singles T-3rd Place
Doubles T-3rd Place
ITA Fall National Champion 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.


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