Iowa star Caitlin Clark named finalist for Naismith Women's National Player of the Year
Iowa star and B1G Player of the Year Caitlin Clark has been named a finalist for the highest individual honor in women’s college basketball.
Clark was named one of four finalists for the National Women’s College Player of the Year on Tuesday. She was the only B1G player to make the final cut. A winner will be announced on March 30.
The Hawkeyes won a share of the B1G regular season title and were winners of the conference tournament thanks in large part to Clark’s dominance. She enjoyed one of the most productive seasons any player can produce.
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Clark averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists per game for the Hawkeyes. She exceeded the 20-point mark 23 times during the 2021-22 campaign and scored 40 points or more in 4 contests. Clark also posted 17 double-doubles and recorded 5 triple-doubles.
In late January, Clark posted back-to-back triple-doubles in wins over Nebraska and Minnesota. Against the Huskers, she scored 31 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. Four days later, Clark piled up 35 points, collected 13 boards and had 11 dimes.
Clark and the Hawkeyes closed out the season with a 24-8 mark on the year and a 14-4 record in the B1G.
Iowa men’s star Keegan Murray was also named a finalist for the Naismith Men’s National College Player of the Year award.