Shiocton’s Ubl signs with Clarke University

The Clarke University women’s basketball program has gained a guard/small forward with the signing of Shiocton senior Tina Ubl.
Ubl, who signed her letter of intent on Sunday, Dec. 17, is expected to make an impact immediately her freshman year during the 2018-19 season.
Courtney Boyd, head coach of the Clarke program, said Ubl is going to fill a void of what the Pride team is trying to grow.
“She’s going to play the 3-4 for us and I think she’s going to bring just what we’re looking for,” Boyd said. “She’ll be playing out on the perimeter as a guard/small forward and she’ll also be able to guard a few bigger players.”
Clarke University, a NAIA Division I school, is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, and has a successful basketball program, according to Ubl. The Pride’s overall record is currently 9-3 and 1-2 in conference play.
“I like the culture of the team,” she said. “I think I can bring energy along with driving and rebounding. That’s what they need.
“Coach (Boyd) told me she thought I would be a good asset to their team.”
Chiefs head girls basketball coach Rob Hendrickson has coached Ubl since the third grade.
“He just made me the player I am today,” she said. “Everyhing basically gets credited to him and my AAU coach Steven Baker.
Hendrickson has coached Ubl along with her teammates since the very beginning.
“They’re my sisters now,” she said of her teammates. “I can go to them for anything even if it’s not basketball related. They just always have my back.
Ubl also wanted to thank her parents, Scott and Tracey, for their support.
Although there were a few other choices to consider for Ubl, she pretty much knew all along that the Pride at Clark University is where she wanted to go.
Ubl said Clarke University has the programs that she wants and it’s a good community. She plans on majoring in athletic training and physical therapy.
“I figured out the right choice,” she said of Clarke University.
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Shiocton senior Tina Ubl will continue her basketball career at Clarke University after signing her letter of intent on Sunday, Dec. 17. Ubl’s parents Scott and Tracey, along with Chiefs’ head girls basketball coach Rob Hendrickson, look on as Tina signs her letter. – Submitted photo