IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.
Academic All-District teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Clark will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second, and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this season.
Clark, a pre-business major, leads the country in total assists (185), total points (626), assists per game (8.0), points per game (27.2) and triple doubles (5), while ranking second in free throws made (145), fourth in field goals made (210), 20th in double doubles (20), 21st in defensive rebounds per game (7.6), 22nd in free-throw percentage (.879) and 25th in 3-pointers per game (2.65). She has also tallied eight 30-plus point games this season, tying with Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee and Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist to lead the country.
The West Des Moines, Iowa, native has registered five triple doubles this season, including back-to-back 30-point triple doubles, making her the first men’s or women’s NCAA Division I player to achieve the feat.
Clark and the Hawkeyes return to the court on Saturday, traveling to Bloomington, Indiana, to take on the Hoosiers inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. (CT) on B1G+.