Clark Tabbed to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior guard Caitlin Clark was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Watch List on Tuesday. Clark won the Wooden Award last season.

Clark has been tabbed as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, All-Big Ten by coaches and media (unanimous), Nancy Lieberman Award, AP All-American (unanimous), and Wade Trophy Watch List.

Clark led Iowa to three wins in seven days over, FDU, No. 8 Virginia Tech, and Northern Iowa. Last week, she averaged 32.0 ppg, 9.0 apg, 8.3 rpg, and had only four turnovers.

Against the Hokies, she registered 44 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Since 2020-21, Clark has registered four 40-points performances against AP Top 10 teams. All other men or women’s basketball players have not done once.

In Sunday’s action, Clark broke Iowa’s all-time scoring record that was previously held by Megan Gustafson. The feat took 103 career games. She recorded her 12th career triple-double and first of the season against Northern Iowa. She joined Sabrina Ionescu as the only women’s basketball players to ever record a triple-double in four different seasons.

Clark has scored 20+ points in 88 of her 103 career games, which is the most in Iowa women’s basketball history.

The West Des Moines, Iowa, native also was the consensus National Player of the Year a season ago.

The second-ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Kansas State on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (CT) in Iowa City. The game will broadcast on FS1 and on the Hawkeye Radio Network.