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Conway basketball star excels both on and off the court

The Wampus Cats' senior guard has a 4.0 GPA and is committed to playing basketball at Stanford next season.

CONWAY, Ark. β€” Conway's Chloe Clardy is the top-ranked girl's basketball player in Arkansas and her love for the sport keeps getting stronger. 

"I really fell in love in 7th grade-ish and I just really like getting better," Clardy said.

The Wampus Cats' senior guard is the first girl in school history to score over 2,000 career points at Conway. 

Conway coach Ashley Hutchcraft said Clardy is a pleasure to have on the team.

"Chloe and her family, the way they've handled her development she's gotten better every year," Hutchcraft said. "She's coachable. That plays a huge part. You can talk to Chloe. She's going to leave a legacy but a big hole. Not sure if that's ever going to be filled but we hope. We've been blessed to have her."

Clardy not only stars on the court, but also in the classroom. She's a 4.0 GPA student who loves math. Her dedication to the hardwood and in school has earned her a scholarship to play basketball at Stanford, which is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Clardy is excited to play at the next level and said she's still considering her major.

"It's the best of both worlds," Clardy said. "It wasn't the easiest decision. I weighed my options and made my decisions. I thought about engineering, something in the math field." 

Although Clardy is looking forward to her next journey, she understands that there's still unfinished business in her final season at Conway High School.

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