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Dean Clower
Dean Clower

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

Experience:
Second Year

Clower is in his second season working with the Lamar men's tennis team.

As a Player

Fall, 2004 (Sr.): Posted a 2-3 singles record and a 4-4 doubles record during the fall season ... Played all eight doubles matches with teammate Ignacio Melus ... Joined Melus to win third place in the Master doubles flight at the Brentwood Intercollegiate Invitational.

2003-04 (Jr.): Joined Lamar as a mid-year transfer in the spring of 2004 ... Led the Cardinals with a season-best 14-7 singles record ... Played mostly at the No. 5 and 6 spots ... Went 1-0 at the No. 3, 2-1 at the No. 4, 4-2 at the No. 5 and 7-4 as the No. 6 ... Also recorded a 3-2 singles mark in SLC matches ... Paired with Melus for a 9-9 doubles record, with all 18 matches played at the No. 1 slot ... Duo went 2-3 in league matches.

Junior College: Played two seasons at Cowley County Community College in Kansas under Coach Larry Grose ... Ranked fifth in the nation in doubles as a freshman and sophomore ... Two-year team captain ... Voted national junior college `player to watch'.

High School: While at Broken Arrow HS, Clower was a three-time team captain ... Earned team MVP honors all four years ... Recorded a 69-5 doubles record and was regional doubles champion ... Was state champion at No. 1 doubles and was a three-time regional champion.

Personal: Major is history ... Enjoys basketball and fishing in spare time ... Also recruited by Central Oklahoma, Oral Roberts and the University of Missouri-Kansas City ... Born on September 21, 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi ... Son of Elizabeth and Dean Clower.

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