Shifted her focus from the court to Valentine’s Day.

As Caitlin Clark nears a historic milestone, the excitement is palpable. Just eight points shy of surpassing Kelsey Plum’s NCAA women’s scoring record, all eyes are on the Iowa star as she prepares to take on the Michigan Wolverines.

Amidst the anticipation, Clark briefly shifted her focus from the court to Valentine’s Day, sharing a heartfelt moment with her boyfriend, Connor McCaffery, on social media.

Despite the distractions, the Hawkeyes remain poised for their matchup against the Wolverines on Thursday night.

“I don’t feel that much pressure,” Clark said.

“I feel like, at this point, it’s like ‘when’ it’s going to happen, rather than me chasing it down.

“My main focus is just on winning, having fun, enjoying these environments because it’s so special. I’ve been able to find a lot of calmness and peace in that, and it wasn’t always that way in my career.

“Early on, I would get nervous for these types of games. I feel like my maturity has just grown a lot.”

Eager to make history

The pressure of breaking a record previously held by Kelsey Plum weighs heavily on Clark’s mind. However, after a recent win against Penn State, she remains focused and determined to make history.

“Eight points is what we’re looking at for this record, and obviously she’s going to just blast it out of the water,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said.


“It’s going to be fun to see how many points she adds on to that.”

Unlike Plum’s monumental achievement of scoring 57 points on senior night, Clark’s journey to the record seems almost effortless. With an impressive scoring average of 32.1 points per game, she stands on the brink of rewriting the record books with each basket she scores.