Arnold, Clark Named November Student-Athletes of the Month

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa student-athletes Gabe Arnold (men’s wrestling) and Caitlin Clark (women’s basketball) were named November’s Student-Athletes of the Month, the Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced.

Arnold, a freshman 174-pounder, made his dual and Carver-Hawkeye Arena debut on Nov. 19 and picked up his first career win, defeating All-American and 11th-ranked Travis Wittlake of Oregon State, 4-2. Arnold’s debut marked the fifth straight season that a true freshman competed in a dual lineup for the Hawkeyes. Arnold was named NCAA Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 21.

The following week, the Albany, Georgia, native bumped up to 184 pounds and knocked off All-American and sixth-ranked Will Feldkamp of Iowa State to help the Hawkeyes defeat the Cyclones for the 19th straight season. Arnold is 7-0 on the season and has four bonus point victories, including three technical falls and a major decision.

Clark, a senior guard from West Des Moines, Iowa, led Iowa to a 7-1 record, the Hawkeyes’ best start since 2020-21. The Hawkeyes picked up two top 20 victories, knocking off Virginia Tech and Kansas State. Clark scored 20 or more points in all eight games in November. She broke the program’s all-time record for most points in a career and set the record for most 30+ point performances in a career over the last 25 seasons.

Clark was named Big Ten Player of the Week twice and a member of the National Starting Five of the Week twice in November. The West Des Moines native leads the nation in scoring and leads her team in scoring and assists.