IOWA CITY — University of Iowa National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors the conference office announced on Monday.
This marks Clark’s 18th weekly award from the conference, which is third-most in conference history. She has garnered weekly honors six times this season which is a conference best.
Clark led the Hawkeyes to their fourth AP Top 10 win of the season versus No. 2 Indiana. She registered 34 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists including a buzzer beating 3-pointer to win. It was her 12th career 30-point performance against an AP-ranked opponent. It was Clark’s 15th game this season with +25 points, +5 rebounds, +5 assists which is a NCAA best. Against Maryland, Clark netted a team-best 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.
Clark is top five in the country in 12 statistical categories. The West Des Moines, Iowa native, is the only player in the country averaging better than 20.0 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 5.0 rebounds per game. This season, Clark is averaging 27.2 ppg, 8.1 apg, and 7.4 rpg.
Since 2009, Clark has averaged better than 25.0 ppg, 5.0 apg, 5.0 rpg in all three seasons as Hawkeye and only one other player in women’s basketball has done that. (Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee)
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to travel to the Big Ten Tournament on Friday where they will play the winner of 10-Seed Wisconsin/7-Seed Purdue inside the Target Center at 5:30 p.m. (CT) on BTN.