Iowa’s Clark Named All-American
The Iowa Women’s Basketball team has had a tremendous season, finishing the year 18-9 and 11-8 in the Big Ten. That was good enough for 6th in the conference, but the Hawkeyes fought through the Big Ten Tournament to make the championship game last weekend.
Iowa has great coaches, players, and loyal fans. The team and the women’s game deserves more publicity. As we enter the NCAA Tournament this weekend, they should get just that, despite likely being overshadowed by the men’s tournament taking place simultaneously.
One player that’s impossible to overshadow is Iowa’s incredible freshman phenom Caitlin Clark. Clark leads the country in scoring (26.7 ppg), assists (195), three point field goal makes (254). On Wednesday, Clark was deservedly chosen as an AP All-American.
Clark has put up video game numbers against Big Ten opponents this season. It’s a remarkable feat for a freshman, which is why she becomes the first ever freshman to make the AP All-America team for the Hawkeyes. Overall, she’s just the 8th player in Iowa history to earn the honor. Earlier this season, Clark was named 1st Team All-Big Ten and the conference’s Freshman of the Year.
Now she sets her sites on a deep NCAA Tournament run. Guards play a huge role in a team’s NCAA tournament chances. If Caitlin Clark continues to do Caitlin Clark things, the Hawkeyes could face UCONN in the Sweet 16. How sweet would that be? Go Hawks and congrats to Caitlin and all the Hawkeyes. They all deserve recognition. Let’s dance and let’s win!