IOWA CITY — Junior guard from the University of Iowa, Caitlin Clark, was named the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Division I Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for all sports in 2022-23.
“I’m honored to have been selected for this award because there’s a ton of excellent student-athletes across the United States,” Clark said. “My academic craft is something that I take very seriously while playing basketball at the highest level. I want to thank the CSC for selecting me for and Division I Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.”
Clark also won the 2023 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year Award, Honda Cup and was named Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year as by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). She also won the 2023 Naismith, Wooden and Wade Trophies along with the Associated Press and USBWA Ann Drysdale Player of the Year honors. She also was the ESPY award winner for Best College Athlete, Women’s Sports.
“I’m thrilled that Caitlin has been selected for this award,” said P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder. “She truly exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete at the highest level and the way she represents the University of Iowa. Our program couldn’t be prouder of what she has accomplished this year.”
She is also a two-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award and is the first-ever three-time winner of the Dawn Staley Award. She also won the Honda Sport Award for Basketball in April.
Clark led her team to its first-ever NCAA Championship game and helped post the Hawkeye’s most wins in a single season. During the NCAA Tournament, she posted the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA Tournament history (men’s or women’s) and broke the NCAA single-tournament records for most 3-point FG made (24) and most points scored (191). This season, she is the only player in the nation with 1,000 points, 240 rebounds, 310 assists and 45 steals.
Overall, Clark became the first player in Division I women’s basketball history to record more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in the same season and was fastest Division I player (men’s or women’s) to reach 1,500 career points over the last 20 seasons.
Off the court, she is a two-time First Team Academic All-American and was named the 2023 CSC Academic All-America of the Year for women’s basketball.