Clark Named a Finalist for Dawn Staley Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Senior guard from the University of Iowa, Caitlin Clark, was named a Finalist for the 2024 Dawn Staley Point Guard of the Year Award on Tuesday by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia.

The winner is given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country; a player who exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed during her career (ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win). Clark is the first three-time winner in the awards history.

Clark owns a career 3,700+ points and she recently became the first Division-I player to record 1,000+ points in back-to-back seasons. 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. She has also led the Hawkeyes to three straight Big Ten Championships for the first time in program history.

The winner will be announced the weekend of the final four. A virtual award ceremony will be held Thursday,  April 11 at 6 p.m. (ET).