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If you saw Chastity Clark these days, you might not recognize her.
After a stellar four-year career at Owen County High School and then at Georgetown College, Clark has a new passion. She is now a successful bodybuilder.
While at OCHS, Clark helped lead the Lady Rebels to the 1991 8th Region All “A” Championship. In fact, the 1991 team is the only Lady Rebels team to win both the district championship and 8th Region All “A” Championship in the same season.
Following the All “A” championship, the team traveled to Bardstown where they lost to Green County in the state tournament. Later that season, the Lady Rebels won their opening round game of the 8th Region Tournament before falling to Oldham County.
According to her Owen County High School basketball coach, Delmas Castle, Clark was very athletic and quick. She could also handle the ball well. She teamed up with Angie Chambers, another fine player, to lead Owen County to some impressive wins.
“She had a super career,” said Castle.
Clark finished her high school career with 910 points.
“Basketball was a wonderful experience for me,” Clark said.
She credits the coaching of Castle, Robert Osborne and Terry Spaulding for making her the player she became.
“I found a talent for it and my ability continued to grow under the influence of these three men.”
She also ran track for Mike Crowley while at OCHS.
After graduating in 1991, Clark continued her basketball career at Georgetown College. She did not see much action during her freshman year as she scored just 17 points. As her playing time increased during the following years, so did her production.
She totaled 136 points as a sophomore and followed that up with 276 more as a junior. It was also during her junior season when she led the team with 41 3-pointers. She was also third on the team with 91 assists. Georgetown finished both 1993 and 1994 in the NAIA Division II national tournament.
Her senior season at Georgetown was by far her best. Clark was the team co-captain. She was named to the All Mid-South region team and was given the Coaches Award. She averaged 11.6 points a game and scored 315 total points. She also led the team with 45 3-pointers made and was second on the team with 94 assists.
For her career, she scored 744 points. She is seventh on the career list with 306 3-point attempts and is ninth all-time in 3-pointers made with 100.
“She was a very good athlete. She had a nice senior season,” her coach at Georgetown College Susan Johnson said.
In playing four seasons at Georgetown, she became the first Lady Rebel to play four seasons of college basketball. She graduated from Georgetown in 1995 with a degree in communications and media studies.
Clark’s new passion is a very different than basketball. She now lives in Troy, Ohio where she is a physical education trainer and competes in bodybuilding competitions all over the country.
In 2008, she finished fourth at the IFBB Arnold Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Contest in Columbus, Ohio.
Clark is the daughter of Terry Baker and has four siblings, Adam Clark, Chase Clark, Melinda Murphy and Lindsey Murphy.