Clemens coached 14 years at Washington University in St. Louis and finished with a record of 529-77. She holds the NCAA Division III record for career-winning percentage of .873. Clemens coached the Bears to seven NCAA Division III National Championships, including six consecutive titles from 1991-96.
She was named the Tachikara/AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 1996. Her 1992 squad is the only NCAA Division III Tournament team to finish a full season with a perfect record (40-0). Clemens led the Bears to first-place finishes in the University Athletic Association 11 times in 14 years at Washington University.
Clemens served on the AVCA All-America Committee as the chair of the South Region and was an AVCA poll voter. She also served as the Division III representative on the AVCA Board of Directors from 1990-93. During her time on the board, the AVCA instituted the Division III national poll to provide publicity for schools playing at that level.
Prior to her years at Washington University, Clemens coached for six years at St. Louis' Incarnate Word Academy and accumulated a 155-15 record with three Missouri State championships in 1982, 1983 and 1984. She was inducted to her alma mater Truman State Hall of Fame in 1995.