Clark to be inducted into NSU Hall of Fame

By Mike Streams

DeQuincy High School teacher and ladies Basketball Coach Judy Clark will be inducted into the Northwestern Demons Hall of Fame this October.

According to a release from the school in Nachiotches, Coach Clark was a great athlete at what she did with the following statistics while playing:

The 1998-99 Southland Conference Player of the Year, Clark ranks among the most dynamic guards in school history. She scored 1,616 points in 112 games, 14.4 per game, 7th All-Time at the end of her career, and finished her career 2nd All-Time at NSU in assists (609, 5.4 average) and 6th in steals (238, 2.1 average).

She twice led the team in scoring and topped Coach James Smith’s clubs in assists and steals in each of her four seasons. Clark led the Lady Demons to the 1998-99 Southland championship and a WNIT appearance (loss at Arkansas). NSU was 63-24 in her final three seasons, including a 24-6 record in her senior year.

One of only four Lady Demons selected first-team All-Southland in multiple years, and only the third to do it in successive years, as a junior and senior, also twice All-Louisiana first-team. Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 1996-97 when she led a rebuilding team in scoring (13.6), assists (6.2) and steals (1.9).

The 2019 induction ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Magale Recital Hall and is open to the public free of charge. The honorees will also be recognized that evening in Turpin Stadium during the Demon football team’s game against Central Arkansas.

Congratulations to a local coach on such a great honor.