Clark Earns Honda Award Honors

CLEVELAND, Ohio – All-American Caitlin Clark was named the Basketball Honda Sport Award winner for the second straight season. It was announced Thursday by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).

Clark was chosen by a vote of administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Finalists included Paige Bueckers (UConn), Elizabeth Kitley (Virginia Tech) and JuJu Watkins (USC). The West Des Moines, Iowa, native is the reigning Honda Cup winner after capturing the honor for the Class of 2023. The guard swept the 2023 National Player of the Year honors and is once again a finalist for the 2024 National Player of the Year for all the major outlets.

Entering the Hawkeyes’ second straight Final Four, she leads the nation in several NCAA categories including points per game (32.0), three pointers made and three pointers per game (508/5.22) and triple-doubles (6). She became the first player to finish No. 1 in both categories in back-to-back seasons. Clark owns a career 3,800+ points and she recently became the first Division-I player to record 1,000+ points in back-to-back seasons. She is also the only player in NCAA DI men’s or women’s basketball history to lead her conference in scoring and assists in four consecutive seasons.

The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 48 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”. The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2024 Honda Cup, which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 7 PM ET, from its new home in New York City.

The CWSA, entering its 48th year, has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for their superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs.

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2023-24 AWARDS
– Honda Sport Award Recipient
– Wade Trophy Recipient
– Associated Press Player of the Year
– Naismith Player of the Year
– National Player of the Year
– The Athletic National Player of the Year
– Sporting News National Player of the Year
– AP, USBWA First Team All-America
– Big Ten Player of the Year
– First Team All-Big Ten
– 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, March 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. 20.

The Hawkeyes will face 3-Seed UConn on Friday, April 5, in Cleveland inside Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse at 8:30 pm (CT). Fans can watch on ESPN.