University of Iowa Athletics

#22 Caitlin Clark

Height 6-0
Class Jr.
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Dowling Catholic
Caitlin Clark - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

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  • 2022-23 Preseason Wooden Award watch list
  • 2022-23 Preseason first team All-Big Ten
  • Voted ESPN’s Midseason Player of the Year
  • 36 career double-doubles
  • Named to the USWBA Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Year Watch List
  • Earned B1G Player of the week on Jan. 17, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12 to mark her 15th weekly award, which is the fourth-most in B1G history. She has garnered weekly honors three times this season which is a conference-best.
  • Eclipsed 2,000 career points in her 75th career game, which ties her for the fastest NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to do so. (Elena Delle Donne). She is the fourth Hawkeye women’s basketball player to score 2,000 points and is the seventh Iowa men’s or women’s basketball player to score 2,000 points.
  • Clark is the second player in Big Ten women’s basketball history to have registered more than 2,000 points, 550 assists, 520 rebounds, 110 steals, and 40 blocks in a career.
  • Eight career triple-doubles, setting a new Big Ten record for most triple-doubles in a career.
  • Leads the country in games with 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists. She has done that 12 times this year, which is an NCAA Best.
  • Has scored 20 or more points in 20 games this season, surpassing Sabrina Ionescu for most career games scoring 20+ points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
  • Broke Bramlage Coliseum record by an opponent for most free throw attempts made with 13 against Kansas State.
  • Clark has scored 30+ points five times this season and 27 times in her career.
  • Has a streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 72 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
  • Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 550 points, 160 rebounds, 160 assists, and 30 steals this season.
  • Registered a new season-high season-high 45 points, six boards, and four assists. It was the fifth time in her career she has scored 40 or more points. She set a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena record for points in a game, breaking the previous record of 43 set by herself last season.
  • Ranks fourth all-time with 637 career assists, and is the 13th Big Ten women’s basketball player to do so.
  • Ranks 27th all-time in career rebounds with 599.
  • Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 40 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 81 career games.


  • Started all 32 games for the Hawkeyes
  • Named Big Ten Player of the Year and earned unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors,
  • Earned Big Ten Tournament MVP and was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Named the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year and was the Dawn Staley Guard of the Year Award recipient – the first student-athlete to win the Dawn Staley Award in consecutive seasons
  • Named a finalist for the Naismith Award, WBCA Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden Award and Honda Sport Award
  • Earned Wooden Award All-America, first team AP All-America, USBWA All-America, WBCA All-America and All-Region accolades
  • Named first team CoSIDA Academic All-America
  • Named National Player of the Week four times – Naismith (Jan. 25), ESPN (Feb. 7) twice by USBWA (Jan. 18, March 1)
  • Finished the season leading the country in assists per game (8.0), points per game (27.0), final points (863), free throws made (200), triple-doubles (5) and 30-point games (11) and ranked second in total assists (257), third in field goals made (286), fourth in free-throw attempts (227), 12th in 3-pointers made (91), 14th in 3-pointers per game (2.84), 18th in double-doubles (17) and free-throw percentage (88.1) and 19th in defensive rebounds per game (7.6)
  • The first Division I player to lead the country in points per game (27.0) and assists per game (8.0) in the same season.
  • In January, averaged 30.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in January, playing 40-minute games. No NBA player (playing 48-minute games) has matched or exceeded all of those averages in the month of January since Michael Jordan in 1989 (33.7/8.4/9.1).
  • Joined Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Hardin, Luka Dončić and Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only NBA, WNBA, Division I men’s and women’s basketball to record back-to-back 30-point triple doubles since 2000. One-of-10 women’s basketball players (15 times) to register back-to-back triple doubles in their careers.
  • Recorded six career triple-doubles to tie former Hawkeye Sam Logic’s Big Ten record (2011-15) for most in their career and ties fifth most single season (5) and career (6) triple-doubles in NCAA Division I history.
  • Finished Iowa’s win over No. 10/6 Indiana (Feb. 21) with 29 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, and recorded 15+ points and 5+ assists in 19 straight games, tying the second-longest streak of any Division I player with Ja Marant (19) and behind Trae Young (22).
  • Fastest Division I player (men’s or women’s) to reach 1,500 career points over the last 20 seasons after becoming the fastest Big Ten women’s basketball athlete and the eighth fastest NCAA athlete to the 1,000-point mile marker (40 games becoming the second NCAA athlete in the last 25 years, tallying 1,000 games in 40 games or less.
  • Broke Iowa’s single-game assist record (18) against Penn State (Jan. 25) and tied the Big Ten Record for most assists against a Big Ten opponent (regular or postseason).
  • Holds three women’s basketball arena points records — Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena (44), Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena (39) and Michigan’s Crisler Center (46).
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors
  • Named to Iowa’s Dean’s List


  • Started all 30 games as a freshman
  • Won third gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup and was named tournament MVP
  • Named The Athletic, WBCA, and USBWA Tamika Catchings Co-Freshman of the Year
  • Earned first team All-America honors from The Athletic, WBCA, and USBWA, and earned second-team honors from Associated Press
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and earned unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team, and unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors
  • Named to the WBCA All-Region Team
  • Tallied 20 Big Ten Weekly honors, including a Big Ten-best 12 freshman honors, a Big Ten record five Big Ten Player of the Week honors as a freshman, and three Player of the Week Honor Roll nods. Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. previously held the record for most Player of the Week nods by a freshman. Clark’s five Big Ten Player of the Week honors as a freshman believed to be an NCAA record.
  • ESPN National Player of the Week on Dec. 14 — the first Big Ten freshman to earn the honor
  • Dawn Staley Award winner
  • Four-time USBWA Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Week honoree
  • Four-time NCAA Starting Five selection
  • Selected to the Big Ten All-Tournament team
  • Led the nation in assists (214), field goals made (266), final points (799), points per game (26.6), 3-pointers attempted (286), and 3-pointers made (116)
  • Finished in second in the nation in assists per game (7.1), 3-pointers per game (3.87), and field goal attempts (564)
  • Ranked seventh nationally in free throws made (151), 13th in free throw attempts (176), and 32nd in free throw percentage (86.8)
  • Recorded nine double-doubles and one triple double on the season
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Five-star recruit, ranking fourth overall and second at guard by ESPN
  • Two-time gold medalist as a member of Team USA after winning the 2017 U16 FIBA Americas Tournament and 2019 U19 FIBA World Cup Tournament
  • Played at Dowling Catholic led by head coach Kristin Meyer.
  • Two-time MaxPreps high school All-America, Naismith All-America, and USA Today All-USA honoree
  • Named Gatorade Iowa Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year after junior season
  • Three-time Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State and Des Moines Register All-State selection, as well as two-time Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-State and Iowa Print Writers Association All-State selection
  • Selected to the 2019 IGHSAU State Tournament team
  • Three-time Iowa Basketball Coaches Association all-region selection and Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-district selection
  • Three-time all-conference selection, unanimous as a junior, and conference Player of the Year as a sophomore
  • Holds two state records, including the 5A record for most points in a game (60) and most 3-pointers made in a game (13)
  • Tops the 5A State Tournament Record Book for points scored (42) and 3-pointers made (7) in a tournament game.
  • Averaged 32.5 points, seven rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.2 steals per game during junior season
  • Averaged 27.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game as a sophomore and 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.25 steals per game as a freshman
  • As a member of All Iowa Attack, won the 2018 Nike GEYBL National Championship and was runner-up in 2017 and 2019 under head coach Dickson Jensen and assistant coaches Randy Mauro and Ken Johnson.
  • Member of the National Honors Society and Presidential Honor Roll


  • Daughter of Brent Clark and Anne Nizzi-Clark
  • Clark has two brothers, Blake and Colin
  • Eleven of Clark’s family members have played collegiate sports, including her dad, who played baseball and basketball at Simpson College, and her older brother Blake, who plays football at Iowa State.

Coach Bluder on Caitlin Clark…
“Caitlin is a premier guard that has an incredible offensive skill set. She has the ability to score at will, while also being an uncanny passer in feeding her teammates the ball. She is an exciting playmaker in all realms.”

Clark, Czinano on Wooden Award Late Season Top 20
No. 10 Hawkeyes Win Sixth Straight, beating Nebraska 80-76
Game Notes: Nebraska at No. 10 Iowa
No. 10 Hawkeyes Buck No. 2 Ohio State's Perfect Record, 83-72
Game Notes: No. 10 Iowa at No. 2 Ohio State
Game Notes: No. 10 Iowa at Michigan State
No. 12 Hawkeyes Throttle Penn State
Game Notes: Penn State at No. 12/9 Iowa
No. 12 Hawkeyes Pounce the ‘Cats, 93-64
Clark, Czinano on USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List
Game Notes: Northwestern at No. 12/9 Iowa
No. 16 Hawkeyes Capture B1G Road Win, Taking Down No. 14 Wolverines
Game Notes: No. 16/12 Iowa at No. 14/19 Michigan
Game Notes: No. 12/10 Iowa at Illinois
Game Notes: Purdue at No. 12/10 Iowa
No. 13 Hawkeyes Defeat Dartmouth, 92-54
Game Notes: Dartmouth at No. 13/11 Iowa
No. 12 Hawkeyes Defeat Panthers, 88-74, to Sweep the State
Game Notes: Northern Iowa at No. 12/11 Iowa
Bluder Celebrates 234th B1G Regular Season Win Against Minnesota
Game Notes: Minnesota at No. 16/13 Iowa
Clark, Czinano on Wooden Award Watch List
The Athletic Names Clark Preseason Player of the Year
Caitlin Clark Tabbed AP Preseason All-American
Hawkeyes 4th in AP Preseason Poll
Clark Named to Nancy Lieberman Watch List
Hawkeyes Headline Big Ten Preseason Polls
Clark Named Honda Sport Award Finalist
Clark Named Point Guard of the Year
Clark, Czinano Named WBCA All-Americans
Clark Named Wooden Award Finalist, All-American
Clark, Czinano Earn WBCA All-Region, Clark Named Wade Trophy Finalist
Clark Named Naismith Trophy Finalist
Clark Earns First Team USBWA All-America Status
Clark Named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American
Clark, Czinano Named AP All-Americans
Clark Named Dawn Staley Finalist
Clark Named Naismith Semifinalist
Clark Named Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist
Clark Named to Wooden Award Top-15
Clark Named B1G Player of the Year
Clark Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Clark Earns B1G Player of the Week
Clark Named to Nancy Lieberman Top-10 Watch List
Clark Named to Dawn Staley Late Season Watch List
Clark Named to Wooden Award Late Season Top-20
Clark Earns Fourth-Consecutive B1G Player of the Week Honor
Clark Makes B1G History Inside the Barn
Clark Earns 3rd Consecutive B1G Player of the Week Honor
Clark Named B1G Player of the Week
Clark Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List
Clark Named Big Ten Player of the Week
Clark, Czinano Named to Naismith, Wade and Wooden Preseason Watchlists
Clark Named AP Preseason All-American
Clark, Czinano Earn Big Ten Preseason Honors
Clark Named to Nancy Lieberman Watch List
Garza, Clark Finalists For AAU James E. Sullivan Award
Clark Named FIBA U19 World Cup MVP
Clark Heads to World Cup Finals with Team USA
Clark, Team USA Head to Semifinals
Clark, Team USA Down Chinese Taipei
Clark Helps Team USA Defeat Egypt
Clark Leads Team USA Past Australia
Clark Named to 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team
Clark Invited to 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team Trials
Clark Named First Team WBCA All-American
Clark Earns USBWA Freshman, All-America Honors
Clark Earns Dawn Staley Award
Clark Named WBCA Co-Freshman of the Year
Clark Named WBCA All-Region
Clark Named AP All-American
Clark Named B1G Freshman of the Year
Clark Named B1G Freshman of the Week, Honor Roll
Clark Earns 4th USBWA Freshman of the Week Honor
Clark Named Naismith Player of the Year Semifinalist
Clark Sweeps B1G Awards for the 5th Time
Clark Named Lieberman Award Finalist
Clark Earns 3rd USBWA Freshman of the Week Honor
Clark Sets B1G Record With 11th Weekly Award
Clark, Garza Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Clark Named USBWA Co-Freshman of the Week
Clark Earns B1G Co-Player, Freshman of the Week
Clark Powers Iowa Past Nebraska
Clark Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team
Clark Earns 9th B1G Freshman of the Week Honor
Clark Named to Dawn Staley Late Season Watch List
Clark Named B1G Freshman of the Week, Honor Roll
Clark Earns 6th B1G Freshman Honor
Clark Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top-25
Clark Claims Both B1G Weekly Honors for 3rd Time
Clark Sweeps B1G Honors… Again
Clark Named B1G Player, Freshman of the Week
Clark Named B1G Co-Freshman of the Week
Clark Impressive in Debut