Clark Named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors the conference office announced on Monday. She has earned weekly honors a conference-best, 11 times this season.

This marks Clark’s 29th weekly award from the conference, which is the most in Big Ten conference history. Former Hawkeye, Megan Gustafson, held the previous record at 23 weekly honors.

All-American Caitlin Clark recorded her 17th career triple-double against Minnesota finishing with 33 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native tallied her sixth of the season which is the best in the country. She also eclipsed Lynette Woodard’s AIAW all-time scoring title.

In Iowa’s win over, No. 2 Ohio State on Sunday, Clark surpassed LSU’s Pete Maravich to become the NCAA’s men’s and women’s scoring champion. Clark recorded her 19th game with 35+ points, 5+ assists, 5+ rebounds which is the best in NCAA women’s basketball since 2009-10.

PLAYER NOTES
– Clark leads the country in 20+ point games this season with 30.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 900+ points, 250+ assists, and 175+ rebounds this season.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 115-of-130 career games which is the most in program history.
– Clark kept her streak of 87 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,600+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.
– Big Ten Player of the Week; Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 2, Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 4.
– WBCA National Player of the Week; Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Jan. 3, Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 31, Feb. 6, Feb. 20.
– AP National Player of the Week; Nov. 14, Jan. 9, Feb. 19.

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UP NEXT
The 2-Seed Hawkeyes will face either 10-Seed Wisconsin or 7-Seed Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Target Center. The game will air on the Big Ten Network and the Hawkeye Radio Network.