Iowa’s Caitlin Clark has emerged as a shining star during her time at Iowa, poised to etch her name into the annals of NCAA history. With her electrifying style of play and unparalleled scoring ability, Clark has captured the hearts of fans across the nation as she inches closer to breaking the all-time scoring record.
A four-year senior at Iowa, Clark has become synonymous with excellence on the court. Her dazzling performances and jaw-dropping highlights have catapulted her to the forefront of women’s college basketball. Standing on the brink of history, Clark’s journey to the top has been nothing short of remarkable.
With just 66 points separating her from the record — held by two-time WNBA Champion and University of Washington alum Kelsey Plum — Clark’s ascent to the top spot is all but inevitable. At her current rate, Clark is set to break the record in Lincoln on Saturday when Clark’s Hawkeyes take on the Cornhuskers.
However, we aren’t putting it past Clark to try and put on an absolute show in front of the home crowd Thursday versus Penn State. The D1 women’s single-game record is 61 points set by Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee in 2022. Can Clark break both records Thursday?
She’s been on an absolute scoring tear in recent weeks. Clark’s immense range and creativity leaves opposing defenses scrambling to contain her offensive onslaught. In her last six games, Clark has poured in 30 points or more, including a scintillating 45-point outburst against Ohio State just two weeks ago. The offensive consistency has certainly been impressive for Clark over the past couple of years. Dating back to last season, Clark has scored at least 20 points in 33 straight outings.
It should be noted that in conjunction with Clark’s scoring prowess, she’s a complete basketball player. She leads the country in assists, dishing out an impressive 7.9 dimes per game. She snagged 17 rebounds in a game earlier this season. Clark has recorded 15 career triple doubles (four in this season alone) which ranks second all-time behind only former Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu.
Additionally, her leadership both on and off the court has earned her the respect and admiration of teammates, coaches, and fans alike. Known for her humility and team-first mentality, Clark is the epitome of a true ambassador for the game.
With the WNBA Draft looming on the horizon, Clark is widely expected to be the top overall pick, further cementing her status as one of the brightest stars in women’s basketball. As she prepares to etch her name into the history books, Clark remains grounded and focused on the journey ahead. With her sights set on NCAA glory and a promising career in the WNBA, she continues to inspire a new generation of athletes.