Caitlin Clark Named Wooden Award Finalist

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior guard, Caitlin Clark, was named a John R. Wooden Award Finalist on Sunday. Clark won the award last season and was a finalist in her sophomore year.

Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2023-24 season thus far, the list comprises of 15 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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) and The Athletic National Player of the Year. Clark leads the nation in assists (8.6 assists per game) and in scoring (32 points per game) after becoming the first player to finish No. 1 in both categories in back-to-back seasons.

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 Penn State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, Clark surpassed Steph Curry’s NCAA men’s single season 3-pointers made record. Clark also became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer in men’s and women’s basketball on March 3, 2024.

– Clark leads the country in 20+ point games this season with 33.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 1,000+ points, 250+ assists, and 175+ rebounds this season.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 118-of-133 career games which is the most in program history.
– Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,700+ 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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