2003 (Junior): Finished the season tied for fifth in Conference USA in stolen bases (22) and placed fifth in the league in sacrifice bunts (10) ... against C-USA opponents, tied for second in the league in triples (3), tied for fifth in stolen bases (11) and tied for seventh in sacrifice bunts (5) ... ranks seventh in stolen bases and is tied for seventh in sacrifices (11) on UAB's single-season list ... led UAB in runs scored (48), stolen base percentage (.880) and triples (3) ... second on the team in sacrifice bunts and stolen bases ... third on the team in total plate appearances (229) ... fourth on the team in total bases (72), hits (51), RBI (34) and at bats (188) ... tied for fourth on the team in doubles (6) ... led the team in stolen bases and stolen base percentage (.917) against C-USA opponents ... started 52 of 53 games for the Blazers in center field ... posted 12 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games ... had a career-high three stolen bases in UAB's 10-3 victory over Cincinnati March 16 at Young Memorial Field ... batted .302 with 33 RBI with runners on base ... posted a seven-game hitting streak from April 20-May 2, which included games against No. 25 Tulane, No. 34 Alabama, No. 21 Southern MIss, Birmingham-Southern and Charlotte ... also ended the season on a seven-game hitting streak against C-USA opponents ... scored the game-winning run in UAB's 4-3 win vs. Memphis (March 28 at Young Memorial Field), in the 6-5 win at USF (March 22) and the 2-1 win over Samford (Feb. 27 at Young Memorial Field) ... had the game-winning RBI in UAB's 6-5 win over Charlotte May 3 at Young Memorial Field ... received a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2002-03 academic year
GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Hit .397 as a sophomore and .303 as a freshman at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Ala. ... maintained a 4.0 grade point average ... received a Pi Theta Kappa Scholarship ... named Who's Who Among Junior College Students.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Ala. ... was named all-state and all-county as a junior and senior ... was named all-county MVP as a senior ... named a Diamond Dazzler by the Anniston Star ... team won area championship in 1999 ... played in the North/South game ... hit .581 as a junior and .505 as a senior ... also played football and basketball ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated fifth in his class.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Samuel Russell Clark ... born May 28, 1982, in Athens, Ala. ... parents are Wes and Janet Clark ... majoring in history with a mathematics minor.