Celebrating a Historic Season

2023 National Player of the Year

Caitlin Clark #22

2023 Season Mixtape

2023 Player of the Year Mixtape

"If you want to watch the best shooter in college basketball, men or women, it's Caitlin... There's nobody like her."

Dan Patrick on 'The Dan Patrick Show' (2/3/2023)

2023 National Awards

Clark is one of three Hawkeye recipients of the Naismith Trophy since 2019, and the second women’s player. Megan Gustafson was the 2019 honoree, while Luka Garza was chosen in 2021. Iowa is one of just six institutions to have both a men’s and women’s Naismith Trophy honoree (Duke, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas and Virginia).

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Clark is the first time that an Iowa women’s basketball player has won the Wooden Award.

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Clark is the second Hawkeye, and Big Ten student-athlete, to earn the distinction since the award was established in 1995. Iowa’s Megan Gustafson was the recipient of the national award after her historic season in 2019.

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Clark is the first Hawkeye to earn the distinction, which is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year honor in women’s basketball. She is the first Big Ten player to win the award since Purdue’s Stephanie White in 1999.

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Clark is the eighth Hawkeye (men’s or women’s student-athlete) to earn the Big Ten Athlete of the Year award, and the third in the past five seasons. Iowa’s past winners include wrestlers Ed Banach (1983), Barry Davis (1985) and Brent Metcalf (2008), football player Chuck Long (1986), men’s basketball player Luka Garza (2021), Gleason, and Gustafson.

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Clark is the seventh Hawkeye – eighth time overall – in program history to be named Big Ten Player of the Year and the fourth in five seasons.

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11 triple-doubles

Most in B1G History (M or W)

91 games

Streak of scoring in double figures - NCAA #1


Of Iowa's offensive output: points & assists


  • First player in Men’s or Women’s NCAA tournament history to have a 40-point triple-double.
  • First player in DI history to tally 900+ points and 300+ assists in a single season.
  • 2023 Big Ten Player of the Year by the coaches and media.
  • Caitlin Clark is the only player in the nation this season with more than 1,000 points, 230 rebounds, 280 assists, and 45 steals.
  • She has registered +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists in 20 games this year and 42 times in her career which is the most in NCAA women’s basketball history.
  • Only player in Big Ten Conference history to be top-10 in all-time assists and scoring. 
  • Only player in men’s or women’s college basketball to record 25 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds in a game over the last 20 seasons. And she’s done it twice. 
  • Tied Elena Delle Donne for the fastest NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to score 2,000 career points in her 75th career game.
  • Was the first player to ever record a triple-double in a Big Ten Tournament Championship.
  • The first Iowa men’s or women’s basketball player to eclipse more than 2,000 points, 550 assists, 520 rebounds, 110 steals, and 40 blocks in a career.
  • Joins the likes of Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James, and Nikola Jokic to record 100+ points, 50+ assists, and 25+ rebounds over a 4-game span in the NBA, WNBA, or NCAA D1 MBB/WBB in the last 15 years.
  • Ranks in the Top 10 nationally in 12 categories: triple doubles, assists per game, FTAs, FTM, points, PPG, 3-point attempts, assists, FGAs, 3-pointers per game, FGs, and 3-pointers made.
  • Named ESPN’s Midseason National Player of the Year.
  • Has netted a 3-point basket in 57 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 100 career games.
  • Holds four women’s basketball arena records — Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena (44), Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena (39), Michigan’s Crisler Center (46), and Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum (18 FTs attempted).

“Caitlin Clark, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like that before. She is unbelievable, I thought our kids did a pretty good job and that’s what’s scary because she still had 45. If I’m being honest, the game plan was to try to limit Clark and Czinano. I could sit here and say we we’re going to let Clark get hers tonight but that wasn’t the case, we tried to guard her. She’s really turned into an all-around player and she’ll lead the world in assists too. She can score from anywhere, and I mean anywhere. I don’t know how you stop her. I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never seen anything like it."

Wes Moore - NC State head coach (12/1/2022)

Speaking of Triple-Doubles…

  • For her eleventh triple-double, Caitlin had the first 40-point triple-double in men’s and women’s NCAA tournament history.(March 26, 2023)
  • Clark added to her Big Ten Conference record with her 10th career triple-double, second-most in NCAA history, in the Hawkeyes’ B1G Tournament Championship game. (March 5, 2023)
  • Joins Marquette men’s basketball All-American Dwyane Wade as the only NCAA Division I players since 1999-2000 with a triple-double against an AP top-2 opponent (Wade did it vs. No. 1 Kentucky in the 2003 NCAA Tournament), finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 15 assists, the latter total tying for the third-most assists ever in a conference game.
  • Of Clark’s 11 career triple-doubles, six have featured 25-point outings, the most in NCAA Division I history.
  • 11 career triple-doubles passed former Hawkeye Sam Logic’s Big Ten record (2011-15) for most in their career, and ties fifth most single season a year ago (5).
  •  One of ten women’s basketball players (15 times) to register back-to-back triple doubles in their careers — the only to do so with 30-plus points in the pair. Clark registered 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists at Minnesota (Jan. 20, 2022) and 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Nebraska (Jan. 16, 2022).

“It’s been amazing how much she is growing this game. … She’s the face of women’s basketball across the United States.”

Lisa Bluder, P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach at the Big Ten Championship post-game press conference (3/5/2023)

"Clark -- and at this point it really isn't close. But to steal a phrase from my world of Bracketology, Clark has the superior overall body of work (over Boston). Clark's worst game against a ranked opponent this season is a 19-point, eight-rebound, eight-assist performance against Iowa State in early December…Clark has yet to have an off night or a bad game. As outstanding as she was a year ago, her consistency this season has elevated her game to new heights."

Charlie Creme - ESPN.com (2/15/2023)

2022-23 B1G Player of the Year
5x 2022-23 B1G Player of the Week
17x B1G Player of the Week (Career)

“Caitlin Clark’s consistency and ability to attract attention from defenders from the center court line to the basket separates her from her peers as one of the best players in the nation. Having had the chance to watch her from afar throughout her career, I am impressed with the attention she receives from defenders all over the court and how she is able to handle the pressure. She gets it done on the court despite attracting double teams and triple teams on a regular basis. The attention that opponents must place on her is a nightmare for scouting. She can do so many things on the court and has done it against elite opponents.”

Rick Insell, Head Coach – Middle Tennessee, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

“I have the fortune to work the WNBA Draft, and usually when you’re going into a draft you’re looking at comps for a player. In a couple years when Caitlin comes out, I don’t know that there will be a comp just because we haven’t seen someone do what she’s doing. We’ve never had a women’s player lead the nation in scoring and assists, so she’s clearly doing something that has never been done.”

-Rebecca Lobo, Hawk Off the Press Podcast, (2/16/2022)