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Clark College News and Events

December 8, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921



Student athletes Brittany Henderson and Justine Tabor
are honored for their leadership on Clark’s athletic teams

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Student athletes competing in volleyball and cross country have been honored as the November 2009 "Athletes of the Month" at Clark College. 

Brittany Henderson
Brittany Henderson came to Clark from Prairie High School from Brush Prairie. Henderson led the Clark College cross country team to a fifth place finish at the NWAACC Cross Country Championships on November 14. 

She placed fourth overall, earning All-American status in the process.  Head cross country coach Ryan Hovde notes that Henderson also excels academically. 

“This spring she'll be graduating from Clark and heading to Eastern Washington University on an athletic/academic scholarship,” said Hovde.  “Brittany is doing all she can to leave her mark at Clark College before she leaves us next spring.”

Justine TaborClark freshman Justine Tabor is a graduate of Vancouver’s Union High School.  Coaches say Tabor, a freshman outside hitter for the Lady Penguins volleyball team, had an impressive month for November. 

In three matches, Tabor totaled 35 kills and a .250 hitting percentage, along with 19 digs.  In a match against Pierce Community College, she recorded an outstanding hitting percentage of .390.

Head volleyball coach Jessie Uribe describes Tabor as “a leader on and off the court.”  Uribe adds, “Her work ethic -- and passion to be the best -- is not only displayed on the court but in the classroom as well.  She is majoring in chemistry with hopes of pursuing a career in forensic science.”

The Student Athlete of the Month program recognizes both the academic and athletic achievements of Clark's student athletes. Two recipients are ­selected each month by a committee that includes Clark College coaches, athletic department personnel, and fellow students.

Each honoree receives a jacket with his or her name embroidered on it.  The jackets are provided by Les Schwab through its support of the Student of the Month program, in partnership with Clark’s Penguin Athletic Club and the Clark College Foundation.


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