IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Caitlin Clark (women’s basketball), JerQuavia Henderson (women’s gymnastics) and Real Woods (men’s wrestling) were named March’s Student-Athletes of the Month, the University of Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced.
Clark, a junior guard from West Des Moines, Iowa, led the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten Tournament Championship and the National Championship game. She recorded the first triple-double in Big Ten Tournament Championship history in the win over Ohio State. Clark eventually followed up with the first pair of back-to-back 40-point performances in the Elite 8 and national semifinal, becoming the first player in Division I men’s or women’s basketball to accomplish the feat. In the National Semifinal against No. 1 overall seed, South Carolina, Clark registered 41 points, eight assists and six boards.
Henderson, a senior from Peoria, Illinois, earned her second career Big Ten Floor title at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a 9.950. She followed up with a 9.925 at the NCAA Norman Regional and scored a 39.500 in the all-around. Henderson was named a WCGA second-team All-American on Floor. She is the third Hawkeye in school history to earn three All-America distinctions, joining Alexis Maday (2002-04) and Lauren Guerin (2020-2022). She was a second-team selection in 2021 and 2022.
Woods, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the NCAA Runner-Up at 141 pounds, extending Iowa’s streak of NCAA finals appearances to 33 consecutive tournaments. He earned his third career All-America honor at the NCAA Championships. Woods was the Big Ten Champion at 141 pounds, becoming the 210th champion in program history. Woods helped the team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships and finished the season with an individual record of 20-1. He was named the Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler.