Clark Named as Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — University of Iowa senior guard, Caitlin Clark, was named a Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist on Monday. Clark won the award the past two seasons and was a finalist her freshman year.

Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, five student-athletes are finalists for the award that recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball based on their performances during the 2023-24 season.

In Clark’s senior campaign, she has become the all-time leading scorer across both men’s and women’s basketball. The West Des Moines, Iowa native has broke the Iowa all-time records for scoring, assists, and three pointers made. She currently leads the country in points (968), points per game (32.3), assists (260), and assists per game (8.7).

She is the first Division-I player to record 3,600+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 900+ rebounds in a career. Clark is also the all-time leader in 30+ point performances in men’s and women’s college basketball over the last 25 seasons. (55)

In its 25th year, the award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I women’s college basketball. To be considered for this prestigious award, candidates must exhibit the floor leadership, playmaking, and ball-handling skills of Class of 1996 Hall-of-Famer Nancy Lieberman.

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