Clark Named to Naismith NPOY Midseason Team

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Senior guard from the University of Iowa, Caitlin Clark, was named to the Naismith National Player of the Year Midseason Team on Tuesday. Clark was the recipient of the Naismith NPOY Award last year.

Presented annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s basketball player who achieves tremendous on-court success.

Jersey Mike’s is proud to partner with the Naismith Awards in recognizing the outstanding efforts of collegiate athletes and coaches, rewarding their drive and achievements on the court.

Clark owns a career 3,520 points and is eight points away for breaking the NCAA all-time scoring record, and she recently become the sixth women’s college basketball player to record 1,000 dimes in a career. The West Des Moines, Iowa native is the only player in the country with 750+ points, 175+ assists, and 150+ rebounds this season.

Founded during the 1956-57 season, the Atlanta Tipoff Club is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club administers the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious national honors in all of college and high school basketball. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men’s and women’s college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men’s and women’s college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA’s Lew Alcindor received the first Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women’s recipient in 1983. Corporate partners of the Naismith Awards include Jersey Mike’s and Werner Ladder.