2017: Tabbed to 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll … Named to 2017 all-ACC academic team … Honored as the ACC Co-Frehman of the Week following her performance against Syracuse and Boston College (Oct. 23) … Played in 29 games and started in 14 … Recorded a career-high 5 block assists on two occasions this season in victories against Syracuse and Wake Forest … Posted a career-high 18 kills in win over North Carolina.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Warhill High School under head coach Greg Koon … Led Warhill to win the Virginia High School League 3A state championship in 2014 and 2015, runner-up in 2013, semifinals in 2016, and the east regional championship from 2013-2015, and runner-up in 2016 … Earned numerous individual honors as well, including being selected to the Virginia High School League 3A all-state first team (2014-16), 3A all-east region first team (2014-16), PrepVolleyball.com Class of 2017 Senior Aces (2016) and Under Armour Watch List (2016). She was named the 2016 Conference, Region and State Player of the Year, and is in the VHSL record book for most career service points. Clifton was the president of National Honor Society, member of the English, Math and Science Honor Societies, an AP Scholar with Distinction and the Valedictorian of her class.
Personal: Plans to major in biomedical engineering.