The Oregon State volleyball program added to the 2017 roster when Shekinah Clarke signed a financial aid agreement, head coach Mark Barnard announced Tuesday.
Clarke joins the 19th-ranked recruiting class in the country as a transfer from Oklahoma City University. The outside hitter, originally from Waianae, Hawai’i (Kapolei HS) is set to arrive in Corvallis this summer with three years to play two seasons.
“With the addition of Shekinah, we have added a volleyball player that can flat out play,” Barnard said. “She comes with two years of college experience and is a great reader of the play. She will make the impossible look possible and will be a hit with the fans. Her brother is here on the football team and I know that Shekinah is keen to make the Clarke name big in both sports.”
A 6-foot, outside hitter, Clarke averaged 1.59 kills and 2.53 digs per game as a sophomore in 2016 for OCU and tallied 10-plus kills 11 times. She averaged 2.41 digs, 0.82 kills and 0.29 blocks per set as a freshman.
As a prepster, Clarke was a Honolulu Star-Advertiser Fab 15 as a senior in high school and an honorable mention Oahu Interscholastic Association all-star.
Clarke’s brother, Onesimus, is a freshman offensive lineman for the Beavers’ football team