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Major: Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education
 
2014-15 AAC All-Academic Team
2013-14 AAC All-Academic Team
2012-13 Big East All-Academic Team
 
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2016): Appeared in 15 games, making seven starts...Became the team's midweek starter about halfway through the season...Earned first win of the season with 7.0 innings of two-run baseball and a career-high seven strikeouts in a 6-2 victory over Bethune-Cookman (4/19)...Matched his career-best with another seven strikeouts against FIU (4/26)...Threw 6.0 innings, yielding just two earned runs at No. 1 Florida (5/10).

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2015): AAC All-Academic Team…Appeared in four games…Made season debut with 1.0 scoreless innings in the 9-2 win over Wagner (2/21).
 
AS A JUNIOR (2014): AAC All-Academic Team…Redshirted due to Tommy John surgery.
 
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Big East All-Academic Team…Appeared in 12 games including 10 starts…Went 1-5 with a 4.14 ERA…Opponents hit just .253 against him…Made first collegiate start with 4.0 innings of one-hit, one-walk baseball in a 6-4 win at UCF (2/26)…Tossed 5.0 scoreless innings at FIU (3/12)…Reached new career high with 6.0 innings and five strikeouts in a quality start at Bethune-Cookman (3/19)…Set career high with 6.1 innings and matched career best with five strikeouts in 7-3 win against Bethune-Cookman (5/7).
 
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in six games…Went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA…Made collegiate debut with 1.0 innings of work against North Florida (2/22)…Set season high with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings versus Jacksonville (3/7)…Recorded first career win with 1.0 scoreless innings in a 9-8 win at Pittsburgh (4/15).
 
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner for head coach Tom Hilbert at Dunedin HS…All-state and team’s Pitcher of the Year as a senior, going 9-2 with a 1.32 ERA in 65 innings and hitting .382 with 32 RBIs…All-county pitcher and team’s Pitcher of the Year as a junior, going 9-2 with a 1.52 ERA and hitting .335 with 29 RBIs…All-county pitcher as a sophomore…Also lettered in football.

PERSONAL: Born Michael Vincent Clarkson on March 16, 1993 in Dunedin, Fla. …Parents are Mike and Cindy... Has one sister, Tiffany ...Father, Mike, played college baseball at St. Petersburg Junior College and then professionally with the Baltimore Orioles. 

CLARKSON’S CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (as of 6/16/16) 
Innings (Starter): 7.0, vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/19/16)
Innings (Reliever):  5.0, at FGCU (3/22/16)
Hits Allowed: 8, at FIU (4/26/16)
Runs: 6, North Florida (4/12/16)
Earned Runs: 6, vs. North Florida (4/12/16)
Walks: 9, #11 Florida State (3/8/16)
Strikeouts: 7, 2x, last, vs. FIU (4/26/16)
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