Clark Named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s Basketball first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Wednesday.

CoSIDA Academic All-America teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

Clark majors in pre-business with a 3.53 grade-point average. She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team earlier this season.

In 30 games this season, Clark, a Des Moines, Iowa, native leads the nation in assists per game (7.9), total assists (236), points per game (27.4), total points (821), free throws made (189), triple doubles (5) and 30-point games (11).

Clark registered five triple-doubles this season, leading the country in most career triple-doubles by an active player with six. Clark’s six career triple-doubles ties former Hawkeye Sam Logic’s Big Ten record (2011-15) for most in a career and ties for the fifth most single season (5) and career (6) triple-doubles in NCAA Division I history.

Clark was named a first team AP All-American, Big Ten Player of the Year and earned unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors, while also being named a Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Finalist and Dawn Staley Award Finalist, and to the WBCA Wade Trophy Midseason Watch List and John R. Wooden Award National Ballot Top-15.