The college basketball star has won the award for a second time

Caitlin Clark.

Caitlin Clark.LAPRESSE

As she prepares for her emotional farewell from the Iowa Hawkeyes after three glorious years, at least on an individual level, Caitlin Clark got to celebrate winning another award for her efforts.

The 22-year-old has played her final game for the Hawkeyes after appearing on Sunday in the defeat against South Carolina, who went the entire season unbeaten.

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To celebrate winning the award, Clark – who famously maintained an au naturel look while playing – stepped out in a glamorous scarlet red dress to pick up the honor. She also wore a pair of elegant white toe-pointed heels to complete her look as she grinned in front of the cameras.

Iowa have already announced they are going to retire her No. 22 jersey, such has been her immense impact on the court. She leaves as the most prolific scorer in college basketball history and joins elite company as the seventh player to win the Women’s Wooden Award multiple times.

By claiming it for a second time, she joins the esteemed company of Seimone Augustus (LSU), Candace Parker (Tennessee), Maya Moore (Connecticut), Brittney Griner (Baylor), Breanna Stewart (Connecticut), and Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon).

All six of those players went No. 1 overall in the WNBA draft, which is also the expectation for Clark in 2024 – she’s already among the WNBA MVP odds favorites.

Images emerged on social media from the Hawkeyes account showing the talented basketballer with a number of celebrities, including meeting Jason Sudeikis, the actor who stars as Ted Lasso in the popular soccer series. Clark was even handed her own AFC Richmond jersey with her name and number on the back.

Caitlin Clark is an inspiration

The three-time unanimous first-team All-American is the first Division-I player ever to record 3,800-plus points, 1,000-plus assists, and 950-plus rebounds – she also holds the D-I all-time scoring record, the single-season scoring record, and the single-season 3-pointers record.

She followed up last season’s Wooden Award win by taking her game up a notch this year and leading the country in points per game (31.6), assists (8.9), and 3-pointers (5.2) while shooting 37.8% from deep and chipping in 7.4 rebounds.


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It is widely recognized that Clark’s efforts have resulted in a sharp increase in media attention for NCAA women’s basketball, with more fans tuning into March Madness than ever before.

Now she is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the Draft and could be on her way to Indiana Fever, who are favorites to sign her for next year.