After getting her first career start in the team’s Washington Dental Service Thanksgiving Tournament Championship victory over Sacred Heart, 74-70, on Nov. 24, Makenna Clark (Lake Tapps, Wash.) has been named Featured Student-Athlete of the Week on GoSeattleU.com. 

“Makenna has been a spark plug for our team off the bench this season,” said head coach Joan Bonvicini. “She is an excellent teammate and is also an outstanding representative of our program on and off the court.”

Clark helped the team earn the Thanksgiving tournament championship trophy over the weekend, recording a rebound in the team’s win over Portland, 63-61, in the semifinals, as well as getting her first career start versus Sacred Heart in the championship game.

Academically, she has a 3.49 cumulative GPA and is majoring in nursing.

Seattle U women’s basketball continues their homestand, hosting UC Irvine on Dec. 1 and Portland State on Dec. 9. The team will play their remaining two non-conference competitions on the road, at Pepperdine and BYU, before opening Western Athletic Conference play on Dec. 29 at Idaho. The Redhawks will return home Jan. 3 for their first home WAC game vs. Utah State.

The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in the classroom and in competition.

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