IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark was named to the Associated Press Preseason All-America team on Tuesday.
Clark, who is the first Iowa Women’s Basketball player named a preseason AP All-American, is joined by Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith, UConn’s Paige Bueckers, Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard and South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston.
During her freshman campaign, the West Des Moines, Iowa, native averaged 26.6 points, 7.1 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game in 30 games. Clark was named co-Freshman of the Year and first team All-America by The Athletic, USBWA, and WBCA, and second-team All-America by Associated Press, leading the nation in total assists (214), total points (799), points per game (26.6), field goals made (266) and 3-pointers made (116), and ranked second in assists per game (7.1) and 3-pointers per game (3.87).
Clark and the Hawkeyes open the 2021-22 season with an exhibition against Truman State on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tickets are $5 for adults and admission is free for youth (18 & younger) and UI students.