Caitlin Clark takes home ESPY for best female college athlete
Caitlin Clark won the ESPY for best female college athlete on Wednesday night.
Clark beat out Oklahoma pitcher Jordy Bahl, Northwestern lacrosse star Izzy Scane and Florida gymnast Trinity Thomas for the honor.
And the ESPY goes to… @CaitlinClark22!
— Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) July 13, 2023
The ESPY’s have awarded a Best Female College Athlete on a near-annual basis since 2002. Clark is the first Iowa player in any sport to win the honor.
This award caps off a memorable year for Clark, who took Iowa all the way to the National Championship Game this past season. Clark took home numerous awards following her historic season, including National Player of the Year and Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year.
Clark was also nominated for Best Breakthrough Athlete at the ESPN’s, but LSU’s Angel Reese won that honor. Other nominees included San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez.
Clark averaged 27.8 points, 8.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game last season. She also became the first college basketball player to have 2 40-point triple doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
The star guard is set to return to Iowa for her senior season in 2023-24.