Caitlin Clark Named Dawn Staley Award Honoree

PHILADELPHIA — University of Iowa All-American Caitlin Clark was named the Dawn Staley Award honoree, which is presented annually to the most outstanding women’s basketball point guard who achieves tremendous on-court success. The announcement was made by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia.

“Caitlin absolutely deserves it”, Dawn Staley said. “She is a force, someone who is changing the way basketball is being played.”

This marks the third time Clark has won the award. She also the first player to win the award three times.

The most dominant player in women’s college basketball, Clark has already been recognized as the 2023 Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, Associated Press, Ann Meyers Drysdale, and The Athletic National Player of the Year, as well as being voted a Big Ten Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. A unanimous first team Associated Press and All-Big Ten honoree, Clark also excels in the classroom being voted the 2023 Academic All-American of the Year.

Clark finished the season averaging 27.8 points per game, 8.6 assists per game, and 7.1 rebounds per game. She became the first player in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to record 1,055 points and 320 assists in a single season. Both of which shattered Big Ten and school single season records.

Clark helped lead the Hawkeyes to their first National Championship appearance in school history in her junior season.