University of Iowa Athletics

#22 Caitlin Clark

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





Season Highlights

  • In Clark’s 100th game, she netted the most points by a Division I men’s or women’s basketball player in that time span. Since the 1999-2000 season, only four players have scored 2,500 points. (Elena Delle Donne, Keydren Clark, Steph Curry)
  • Clark had 191 points and 60 assists in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
  • Clark broke the NCAA Tournament title record for most made 3-point field goals. (8)
  • She became the first player in Division I women’s basketball history to record more than 1,000 points and 300 assists in the same season. Clark has 161 points and 52 assists in this NCAA Tournament. Since 2000, it’s one of six instances of a player having 150 points and 50 assists in ANY 5-game span. All six of those belong to Clark.
  • 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. She eclipsed 2,500 career points at the University of Iowa, only the second player in school history to do so.
  • Has a streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 90 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
  • 43 career double-doubles
  • Clark also broke the Big Ten single season record for most points (1055).
  • Earned B1G Player of the week on Feb. 27, Feb. 6, Jan. 17, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and earned Co-B1G Player of the Week on Jan. 30 to mark her 18th weekly award, which is the third-most in B1G history. She has garnered weekly honors six times this season which is a conference-best.
  • 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.
  • 11 career triple-doubles, setting a new Big Ten record for most triple-doubles in a career and ties for second-best in NCAA women’s basketball history. Clark is the first player in NCAA Tournament history to record a 40-point triple-double.
  • Leads the country in games with 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists. She has done that 19 times this year, which is an NCAA Best. She surpassed Sabrina Ionescu for most career games scoring 20+ points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
  • Has scored 20 or more points in 32 games this season.
  • Broke Bramlage Coliseum record by an opponent for most free throw attempts made with 13 against Kansas State.
  • Clark has scored 30+ points 14 times this season, 36 times in her career, and 17 times in her career she has netted 30 or more points versus a ranked opponent.
  • Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 1,000 points, 240 rebounds, 310 assists, and 45 steals this season.
  • Registered a new season-high season-high 45 points, six boards, and four assists to set a new Carver-Hawkeye Arena record for points in a game, breaking the previous record of 43 set by herself last season. She has scored 40 or more points eight times in her career and four this season. Clark’s 41-point performance against Louisville on March 26 ties for the third most in NCAA Tournament Regional Final history. Clark has registered back-to-back 40-point performances. Clark is the second player to score 40 points or more in an NCAA Women’s Final Four game. (National or Semis)
  • Ranks second all-time with 798 career assists, and is the 10th Big Ten women’s basketball player to do so. Clark broke the junior season record for most assists in a single season (327) and broke the Big Ten conference record for most assists previously held by Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis (289 in 2009-10).
  • Clark is the only player since 2000 with 30 points per game, 10 assists per game, and 50% field goal percentage over a five-game span.
  • Ranks 15th all-time in career rebounds with 703.
  • Clark netted a 3-point basket in 57 straight games. She hit at least one 3-pointer in 98 career games.
  • She broke the junior single-season record at Iowa for most 3-pointers made (140).
  • Set a Big Ten Tournament career record with 86 career assists in her 11 tournament games to date (2021-23).
  • Set a Big Ten Tournament championship game record with 17 assists and tied the record with five made three-pointers. The 17 assists were also the second-most in a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • Clark’s triple-double against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament is the third in Big Ten Tournament history and first in the championship game.


Lisa Bluder, P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach at the Big Ten Championship post-game press conference (3/5/2023)


Season Highlights

  • 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


Season Highlights

  • 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

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.

Lisa Bluder, P. Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach

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


Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) and her family

  • 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.
Caitlin Clark to Play in John Deere Classic Pro-AM
Men's Hoops Ranked 24th in National Attendance
Iowa MBB/WBB To Play Doubleheader At Wells Fargo Arena
Caitlin Clark Wins Honda Sport Award
Caitlin Clark Named Dawn Staley Award Honoree
Caitlin Clark Tabbed as a Honda Sport Award Finalist
Caitlin Clark Named Wooden Award NPOY
Iowa To Hold WBB National Championship Watch Party
Iowa Tops Unbeaten South Carolina, Heads to National Championship
Caitlin Clark Tabbed Wade Trophy Recipient
Caitlin Clark Named AP Player of the Year
Caitlin Clark Recipient of Naismith Trophy
Friday’s Final Four Watch Party Canceled Due To Weather Threat
#2 Seed Iowa Advances to Final Four
Clark Tabbed as Wade Trophy Finalist
Clark Tabbed as Naismith Player of the Year Finalist
2-Seed Hawkeyes Advance to NCAA Sweet 16
2-Seed Iowa Advances in NCAA Tournament
Clark Earns Unanimous AP First Team All-America Honors, Czinano Honorable Mention
Clark Named 2022-23 Academic All-America® of the Year
The Athletic Tabs Clark as NPOY
Clark Named Naismith Women’s POY Semifinalist
Caitlin Clark Named To Wooden Award National Ballot
Clark Named Big Ten Player of the Year
Clark Earns B1G Player of the Week Honors
Clark Named Nancy Lieberman Finalist
No. 6 Hawkeyes Upset No. 2 Indiana at the Buzzer
Clark, Marshall Earn Academic All-District
Clark Named to the Dawn Staley Award Late Season Watch List
Clark, Czinano on Naismith Women’s POY Midseason Team
Clark Earns B1G Player of the Week Honors
Clark, Czinano on USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List
No. 16 Hawkeyes Capture B1G Road Win, Taking Down No. 14 Wolverines
The Athletic Names Clark Preseason Player of the Year
Caitlin Clark Tabbed AP Preseason All-American
Clark Named to Nancy Lieberman Watch List
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