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Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins Wooden Award for best player sports

alexa philippouESPN11:43 a.m. Eastern Time2 minute read

Caitlin Clark: It’s ‘a great honour’ to win Wooden Award

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark reacts to winning the John R. Wooden Award for Women’s Player of the Year.

Iowa Hawkeyes Star Caitlin Clark took home another accolade from the 2022-23 season, winning the 2023 Wooden Award, given to the most outstanding college basketball player in the country.

Clark has now swept all major player of the year awards, also winning the Naismith Trophy, Associated Press Player of the Year, Wade Trophy and USBWA National Player of the Year in recent weeks.

The 6-foot point guard finished his junior season averaging 27.8 points (second highest scorer in the country), 8.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game on 47.3% shooting (38.9% of 3), while also recording five triple-doubles. The Hawkeyes (31-7) dropped just three games after Jan. 1 and, with Clark’s guidance, won the Big Ten tournament and advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1993.

After beating defending national champion South Carolina, Iowa made its first appearance in a national title game, ultimately falling to LSU 102-85.

Clark scored 41 points in the Elite Eight, also recording the first 40-point triple-double in either women’s or men’s tournaments. She also dropped 41 in the national semifinal, finishing the event with records of 191 points, 60 assists, and 32 three-pointers for a single NCAA tournament.

Clark, a junior, has two more years of college eligibility remaining.



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