ERIE, Pa. – Freshman standout Breana Clarke was named the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association Freshman-of-the-Year as well as an NCATA All-American as announced by the league today.
Clarke was a standout contributor who helped her team average a 93.66 in team event, a 9.36 in synchronized pyramid and a 9.41 in open toss during the year. Individually, Clarke excelled in tumbling, averaging a 9.51 in the aerial pass. At the end of the year, Clarke was an impact player who helped Converse earn a bid to the NCATA Tournament.
Additionally, Clarke earned a spot on the NCATA All-American squad, which consists of the top-13 athletes from across the NCATA footprint.
2018 NCATA All-America Team & Major Award Winners
Most Outstanding Athlete: Ceara Gray, Baylor
Specialist of the Year: Kaylee Adams, Baylor
Freshman of the Year: Breana Clarke, Converse
Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award: Grace Manthey, Quinnipiac & Lisa Wagaman, Gannon
Coach of the Year: Felecia Mulkey, Baylor
Heather Hovander, Azusa Pacific
Ashleigh Pitts, Azusa Pacific
Kaylee Adams, Baylor
Ceara Gray, Baylor
Lauren Sturm, Baylor
Breana Clarke, Converse
Chelsea Cowan, Gannon
Makayla Garland, Hawaii Pacific
Daisha Paulino, Hawaii Pacific
Taylor Galvin, Oregon
Casi Jackson, Oregon
Camren Diaz, Quinnipiac
Abby Ziser, Quinnipiac