Colorado women’s basketball player Emma Clarke, who recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, has picked her new school.
Clarke, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard from Perth, Australia, will transfer to Texas Tech.
Clarke started 29 of 30 games and led the Buffaloes in 3-point shooting this past season. She finished this season third on team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and fourth in rebounding (4.6 per game). She also led the Buffs with 29 blocks and was fifth with 24 steals.
From the 3-point line, Clarke went 49-for-159 (.308), ranking 13th in the Pac-12 with 1.6 3s per game.
In two seasons with the Buffs, Clarke has played in all 60 games, with 31 starts. She has averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
Clarke helped the Buffs finish 16-14 this season, their first winning campaign since 2016-17.
At Texas Tech, Clarke will join a team that went 18-11 this year and finished sixth in the Big 12. The Red Raiders snapped a streak of six consecutive losing seasons and lose just one player – 6-foot-5 post Brittany Brewer – to graduation.
Although a guard at CU, it’s possible Clarke plays forward at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders return nine guards – including six seniors – and just one forward. At 6-1, Clarke would be the second-tallest player on the team.
Per current NCAA rules, Clarke would have to sit out next season, although there is a chance that legislation changes to allow athletes to transfer one time without sitting out.
CU loses just one senior, guard Quinessa Caylao-Do, to graduation, but Clarke is one of two players to enter the transfer portal.
During the season, sophomore center Kai Volcy put her name in the portal. A 6-foot-4 center from Bloomfield, N.J., Volcy played in 23 games this season, averaging 3.3 minutes. Volcy, who has eyes on being a pediatrician, is looking to focus more on her academics.