The Athletic Names Caitlin Clark National Player of the Year

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior guard, Caitlin Clark, was unanimously named the National Player of the Year for the second consecutive season on Wednesday The Athletic announced.

A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Clark is once again a finalist for every major national player of the year award, most recently being named a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award as the nation’s top point guard (an honor she earned the last two seasons). Clark leads the nation in assists (8.6 assists per game) and in scoring (32.3 points per game) after becoming the first player to finish No. 1 in both categories in back-to-back seasons. She also owns a nation-leading six triple-doubles this season, giving her a conference-record 17 for her career (second in NCAA history). Clark also became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer in men’s and women’s basketball on March 3, 2024.

Clark was recently tabbed as the Big Ten Player of the Year and is the first player in program history to be named First Team All-Big Ten four times in four years of competition.

In Iowa’s win over, No. 2 Ohio State last 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.

– 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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The 2-Seed Hawkeyes will either face 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.