Nov. 20, 2014
THE FLATS – James Clark came to Tech as one of the nation’s top 50 golfers in the class of 2014 and among the top 100 for all classes. He was ranked No. 66 in the Golfweek junior rankings and No. 75 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard for all juniors. In the class of 2014, he was No. 37 in Golfweek and No. 41 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Clark was a second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2012 and a member of five consecutive class A state championship teams from 2010 through 2014 at Brookstone High School in Columbus, Ga.
Clark started two fall events as a member of Tech’s travel team, tying for 23rd in his collegiate debut at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, and tying for 34th at the Jerry Pate National. He also tied for 25th competing as an individual at the U.S. Collegiate Championship.
Shoe Size: 9
Roommate: Michael Pisciotta, Drew Czuchry, Vincent Whaley
Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, dirt bike riding, spending time on the lake, anything involved with outdoors
Three Words That Describe Me: honest, open-minded, resilient
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Late Night Snack: PB&J
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Eggs and Bacon
Favorite Spot on Campus: Clough Commons
Favorite Childhood Activity: Go to the swimming pool
Favorite TV Channel: Golf Channel
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: The moment when the Wright brothers took flight in the first airplane
Celebrity Crush: Carrie Underwood
Biggest Fear: Speaking in front of a group
Job I’d Like Outside of Golf: Orthopedic Surgeon
Favorite Sports Movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Favorite Pro Athlete: Jason Day
Favorite Pro Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Football
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Helping Brookstone High school win its fifth consecutive golf state championship
My Focus This Summer: Completed summer semester at GT and continue to improve my game
Favorite Coach Heppler Phrase: Did you beat your UGA Boys?
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: The driven atmosphere