Clark Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top-25

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Caitlin Clark has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 list, the Los Angeles Athletic Club and ESPNU announced Wednesday evening.

The list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team and Most Outstanding Player Award. The list is chosen by a poll of national women’s college basketball media members. Clark is the first Hawkeye to be named to the John R. Wooden Award Watch List since Megan Gustafson in 2019. Gustafson went on to be named a John R. Wooden Award All-American and was one of three finalists for the Most Outstanding Player Award.

Clark ranks in the top-15 nationally in nine categories. She is one of five student-athletes across the country to register a triple-double this season and ranks fourth in the nation in total points (211) and points per game (26.4), ranks seventh in assists (52) and assists per game (6.5), ranks ninth in field goal attempts (154) and field goals made (70), ranks 12th in 3-pointers attempted (69), and ranks 15th in free-throws made (46).

The West Des Moines, Iowa, native has been named to the NCAA Staring five, twice, ESPN National Player of the Week, Big Ten Player of the Week, three times, and Big Ten Freshman of the week, five times.

Clark and the Hawkeyes return to action on Saturday, traveling to Evanston, Illinois, for a matchup with Northwestern. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. (CT) on BTN.