Justin Taylor earns first team selection
Western Carolina needed two overtimes, but it extended its winning streak to seven games with a home win over Furman.
Western Carolina completed the seasonal sweep of its arch rival, Appalachian State, Monday evening.
2008-09 (Sophomore): 2009 Southern Conference Tournament Second Team ... Played in all 33 games and started 32 ... Scored in double figures 13 times ... Led team shooting 43.4 percent from three-point range ... Ranked third on the team averaging 9.5 points per game Played career-high 31 minutes against Tennessee ... Tallied her first career double double with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Montana State ... Scored career-high 25 points against Middle Tennessee ... Connected on career-high four three-pointers against UNC Wilmington ... Career-high two blocks vs. Elon (03/07) ... Played career-high 43 minutes in the three OT game vs. College of Charleston (03/09).
Notes: 2007-08 (Freshman): 2008 SCSMA All-Freshman Team ... 2008 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... 2008 Southern Conference All-Tournament Second Team ... Saw action in all 34 games ...Career-high 18 points in the March 19 game against Middle Tennessee ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Ended the season scoring in double figures in four of last five games ... Career-high eight rebounds and career-high 25 minutes against Elon ... Led Lady Cats in scoring five times ... Recorded first block of her career against UNC-Wilmington.
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner at South Gwinnett High School ... Scored 1,516 points in her career ... As a senior averaged 14.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game ... Voted Third-Team All-State in her senior campaign ... Team Captain as a junior and senior ... Named to the All-County Team of the Year all four years ... Helped lead her team to three consecutive regular season championships and was twice Region 8 Champions ... Was the Class 5A State runner-up as a junior and senior.
Personal: Full name is Emily Rose Clarke ... Daughter of Gary Clarke ... Has two sisters, Ashley and Crystal.