IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Co-Player and Freshman of the Week for the third time, the conference announced Monday. Clark shares the Big Ten Player of the Week nod with Rutgers’ Arella Guirantes.
Clark is the second Big Ten freshman to win both awards, three times, in a season. The first to accomplish the milestone was Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui during the 2013-14 season.
Clark has earned at least one weekly honor in four-of-five weeks of the season, only missing week four due to Iowa’s only game being postponed due to COVID-19.
The West Des Moines, Iowa, native registered her first career triple-double against Western Illinois on Dec. 22, tallying 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She filled her stat line, adding three steals and a block in the matchup with the Leathernecks.
Clark’s triple-double was the first from a Hawkeye since Sam Logic against Baylor (March 27, 2015) and the 10th in program history.
Clark and the Hawkeyes host Rutgers on Thursday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT), and the game will stream on BTN Plus.