Volleyball Notebook: Clark To Forum, Webb Nets Honor

Sharon Clark and the Butler Bulldogs

Sharon Clark Selected As NCAA Forum Facilitator

Butler volleyball coach Sharon Clark will join coaches, administrators and sports professionals from around the nation as a facilitator in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The four-day event will host 300 current student-athletes who are interested in coaching. It will be held downtown at the Marriott Downtown June 8-11.

Clark and the other facilitators will be teaching applicable concepts such as communication, networking, recruiting, managing culture, transitioning and budgeting. There is a two-day training session for the facilitators in April which will help them teach and engage as mentors. Facilitators will also serve as advisors to the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs unit.

Clark, who will enter her 20th season as a collegiate head coach (13th at Butler) this fall, has won 296 matches as a collegiate coach. She led the team to a 21-10 mark and a league tournament championship in 2010. In addition to her work on the college sidelines, Clark is involved with several committees and numerous NCAA educational programs. She serves as the Horizon League representative for the AVCA Head Coaches Committee, is a co-chair of the AVCA Minority Coaches Clinic and serves on the Butler University Human Resources and Organizational Development committee.

A former winner of the NCAA Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship, Clark also co-founded Club Sacramento, a junior volleyball team, in 1985. She coached the team for eight years, including a sixth-place finish in the 1991 Junior Olympics.

Kristen Webb Earns Defensive Honor From PrepVolleyball.com

Kristen Webb, an incoming freshman libero, was named a first team defensive dandy but national website PrepVolleyball.com. 

The website's Gym Dandies list was a compilation of standout players in the back row who were nominated by their coaches.

"Kristen is a tremendous leader with great ball-control skills," Sky High's Scott Harris said. "Her work ethic is amazing and she will pursue every loose ball on the court. She is quick, reads and anticipates extremely well. Our opponents know she is great at what she does and will do whatever it takes to keep the ball away from her."

Webb, who led the state of Illinois with 775 digs as a senior at Libertyville High School, is part of a five-player recruiting class that includes three players from Illinois. For more on Webb and the team's incoming 2013 class, PLEASE CLICK HERE.