IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Caitlin Clark is a finalist for the 2023 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Monday. Clark won the award in 2022.
The list is comprised of five student-athletes who are currently in the running for the 24th annual Nancy Lieberman Award that recognizes the best point guard in women’s basketball. The list is chosen based on their floor leadership, playmaking, and ball-handling skills.
This season, Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 700 points, 210 rebounds, 210 assists, and 30 steals. She has registered +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists in 15 games this year and 37 times in her career which is the most in NCAA women’s basketball history. Clark is leading the Hawkeyes with 27.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, and 7.4 apg.
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This list will be narrowed down to one player in late March which will be presented to Nancy Lieberman and the selection committee. The winner of this award will be presented on a to be determined date. Presentation details will be announced at a later date.
Previous winners of the Nancy Lieberman Award include: Clark, Iowa (2022), Paige Bueckers, UConn (2021), Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon (2018-20), Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame (2012-13), Diana Taurasi, Connecticut (2003-04) and Sue Bird, Connecticut (2000-02).
The West Des Moines, Iowa, native also was recognized as Big Ten Player of the Year and was a Naismith and Wooden Award finalist in 2022.