Kyndal

Clark

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Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Webb City, Mo.
High School: Webb City
Other College: Drake

Bio

Honors & Awards

• WBCA Allstate Good Works Team (2015)
• Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year (2014)
• Preseason First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference (2015)
• First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference (2014)
• Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference (2013)
• Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team (2013)
• Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team (2012)
• Drake Female Athlete of the Year (2014)
• Missouri Valley Conference Season 3FG Record (116, 2014)
• Drake Record 10 3FG vs. Loyola (2014)
• Four-Time Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week
• Two-Time Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)

Senior (2015-16)
In a major late addition to Nebraska’s 2015-16 roster, Kyndal Clark joined the Huskers after graduating from Drake University in May of 2015.

She came to Lincoln immediately after graduation and completed her rehabilitation from a serious knee injury suffered in the closing minutes of Drake’s season-opening loss to South Dakota on Nov. 14, 2014.

The 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year started Nebraska’s first 26 games before ending her season and career because extreme and chronic knee pain on Feb. 20.

She ended her collegiate career with 1,541 points, 493 rebounds, 329 assists and 201 steals. Clark scored a season-high 22 points against Arkansas State Dec. 21. She added 17 points and a season-high five threes against Evansville Dec. 8. She added five more threes to finish with 15 points and five assists at Michigan Jan. 24. 

Clark sealed Nebraska’s win at Penn State Jan. 13 by going 8-for-8 at the line in the closing minutes, while dishing out a season-high six assists and grabbing three steals.

Clark was recruited to Drake and played her freshman season under then-Bulldog head coach Amy Stephens, who rejoined the Nebraska coaching staff as an assistant before the 2014-15 season.

“We are thrilled to add a player of Kyndal Clark’s caliber to our program, even if it is just for one season,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. “We recruited Kyndal out of Webb City High School, and we are excited to finally get a chance to coach her. She is coming off a pretty significant injury, but when she is healthy she is a talented player. She also can add a lot of leadership to our program.”

Senior (2014-15, Drake)
Clark opened the season by scoring 17 points against NCAA Tournament-bound South Dakota on Nov. 14. She suffered a season-ending knee injury late in the game against the Coyotes and was sidelined for the rest of the season.

The preseason first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference choice was named to the WBCA Allstate Good Works Team.

She earned her bachelor's degree as an information systems major from Drake in May of 2015.

Junior (2013-14, Drake)
Clark produced a dominant junior season to capture Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Player-of-the-Year honors for the Bulldogs. The first-team All-MVC selection also was named the Drake University Howlett Female Athlete of the Year across all sports.

Clark started every game for Drake for the third straight season, averaging 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game. She hit 42.3 percent of her shots from the floor, including a sizzling 41.1 percent (116-282) of her three-point attempts. Her 116 made threes were a Drake and Missouri Valley Conference single-season record.

A three-time MVC Player of the Week (Dec. 23, 2013; Jan. 28, 2014; Feb. 17, 2014), Clark's huge performances included a career-high 41 points on a career-best 14 made field goals against Northern Iowa on March 2. That effort came just two weeks after pouring in 38 points against Missouri State on Feb. 16.

She added 36 points, including a school-record 10 three-pointers in a win over Loyola. Clark produced another huge game with 35 points against SIU-Edwardsville.

Earlier in the season she struck for a then-career-high 26 points at South Dakota, when she had career highs in both free throws made (12) and attempted (18). Clark contributed 22 points against Illinois at Chicago, and 19 points in a win over Creighton. She pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds against Chicago State.

A dangerous defensive player, Clark also nabbed six steals against both North Dakota State and at Wichita State.

Sophomore (2012-13, Drake)
Clark captured second-team All-MVC honors and added a spot on the conference's All-Defensive team in her second season as a starter for the Bulldogs in 2012-13.

Clark led Drake by averaging 14.6 points per game, which ranked third in the Missouri Valley Conference. She captured MVC Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in her career on Feb. 25 after scoring 23 points, grabbing six rebounds, dishing out eight assists and grabbing three steals in a win over Northern Iowa on Feb. 23. That followed a 22-point, six-assist, four-rebound, four-steal effort in a loss to Bradley on Feb. 21.

She dished out a career-high 10 assists while adding 20 points in a win over Southern Illinois on March 7. Clark also had a career-high seven steals while pumping in 20 points in a win over Bradley on Jan. 25.

Clark erupted for a then-career-high 26 points in a loss at Missouri State on Jan. 19. She scored 21 points in the season opener against South Dakota on Nov. 11, and had 22 points against Illinois at Chicago the next time out on Nov. 18. She pulled down a career-best 11 rebounds while adding 11 points for a double-double in a win over Chicago State on Dec. 2.

She swiped six steals in a win at North Dakota State on Dec. 6, and in the loss at Wichita State on Jan. 21.

Freshman (2011-12, Drake)
Clark captured a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team after starting all 34 games for the Bulldogs. She averaged 9.8 points per game, which ranked second on Drake's squad, while knocking down a team-best 46-of-128 threes.

Clark scored a season-high 21 points against Northern Iowa on Feb. 26. She added 13 points and a season-high seven rebounds to go along with three assists against Missouri State on Feb. 2. Clark scored in double figures 17 times, including 17 points on a season-high four three-pointers against Wisconsin on Dec. 11.

High School (Webb City)
Clark was an Associated Press and Missouri Basketball Coaches Association first-team all-state selection as a senior. She led Webb City to the Missouri Class 4 state title as a junior, before leading her school to a third-place finish in Class 5 as a senior in 2011.

A four-year letterwinner, Clark was a nominee for state high school player of the year honors as well as a McDonald's All-America nominee. She claimed All-Central Ozark Conference honors four times, including two first-team awards. She was also a three-time all-district honoree.

A tremendous outside shooter, Clark set a state record by burying six three-pointers in the third quarter against Joplin on Dec. 14, 2010.

Personal
The daughter of Lisa Clark, Kyndal was born Oct. 17, 1992, in Springfield, Mo. Kyndal has one sister, Kylie. Kyndal is involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was named to the WBCA Allstate Good Works Team in 2015.

Clark was a member of the Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll in 2013-14.

An information systems major, Clark graduated from Drake in May of 2015. She is a graduate student at Nebraska.

Five Facts About Kyndal
1. Kyndal can juggle basketballs.
2. Kyndal loves nature and has a National Parks Passport that she gets stamped whenever she
travels to a park.
3. Kyndal loves Disney World and dreams of working for Disney, but she doesn't want it to
lose it's magic.
4. Kyndal completed a half-marathon when she was in eighth grade.
5. Kyndal's mom, Lisa, has attended every game of Kyndal's college career.

Clark's Career Statistics (2011-12 to 2014-15 at Drake)

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2011-12 34-34 110-299 .368 46-128 .359 66-86 .767 113-3.3 61-1 70 84 5 33 332-9.8
2012-13 31-31 146-413 .354 57-175 .326 104-133 .782 142-4.6 45-0 111 82 5 77 453-14.5
2013-14 32-32 202-478 .423 116-282 .411 96-142 .676 163-5.1 52-0 87 52 4 61 616-19.3

2014-15

1-1

5-12

.417

3-9

.333

4-4

1.000

4-4.0

2-0

2

4

0

0

17-17.0

2015-16

26-26

38-133

.286

25-93

.269

22-24

.917

71-2.7

34-1

59

36

1

30

123-4.7

Career

124-124

501-1,335

.375

247-687

.360

292-389

.751

493-4.0

194-2

329

258

15

201

1,541-12.4

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