IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Caitlin Clark (women’s basketball) and Jenoah McKiver (track & field) were named February’s Student-Athletes of the Month. The University of Iowa Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) made the announcement Friday.
Clark, a West Des Moines, Iowa, native, leads the nation in total assists (225), assists per game (8.3), total points (743), free throws made (174), points per game (27.5) and triple-doubles (5), while ranking in the top-25 in nine additional statistical categories. She was named to the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Late Season Watch List on Feb. 8, and earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Feb. 7 and 28. The latter were the 30th and 31st career Big Ten honors for Clark.
Additionally, Clark tallied her 1,500th-career point in Iowa’s win over Rutgers (Feb. 24), making her the fastest Division I player, men’s or women’s, to accomplish the feat over the last 20 seasons.
McKiver, a High Point, North Carolina, native, ran the seventh-fastest 600-meter race ever (1:15.36) at the collegiate level (all surfaces), breaking his own school record at the Meyo Invite on Feb. 4. A week later, McKiver broke the 400-meter school record (45.39; No. 5 in NCAA) at the Tyson Invite. At the same meet, McKiver doubled back and anchored the school-record breaking 4×400-meter relay, putting down the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season (3:02.40).
At the Big Ten Championships, McKiver won a pair of gold medals in the 600 meters and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team to help lead the Hawkeyes to their second-consecutive Big Ten Indoor Championship.