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Women’s College Basketball: Hawkeyes move to #6 ranking as Caitlin Clark is named BIG 10 Player of the Week

IOWA CITY — Iowa has moved up in the AP rankings to #6, and the Hawkeyes’ star guard and All American Caitlin Clark has earned Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors.

Caitlin Clark

This marks Clark’s 16th weekly award from the conference, which is fourth-most in conference history. She has garnered weekly honors four times this season which is a conference best.

Clark led the Hawkeyes to its best road win in program history over No. 2 Ohio State. She recorded a triple-double with 28 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds. She joined Marquette men’s basketball All-American Dwyane Wade as the only NCAA Division I players since 1999-2000 with a triple-double against an AP top-2 opponent.

Against Nebraska, Clark fell just shy of another triple-double with 33 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists. It was her 36th career double-double. It was Clark’s 12th game this season with +25 points, +5 rebounds, +5 assists which is an NCAA best. She has done 34 times in her career.

Clark is top five in country in 10 statistical categories. The West Des Moines, Iowa native, is the only player in the country with more than 550 points, 160 rebounds, 160 assists, and 30 steals.

The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Maryland on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (CT). The game will broadcast coast-to-coast on ESPN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.

Image via Hawkeye athletics

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