Caitlin Clark Teams Up with Shoot-A-Way
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark teamed up with Shoot-A-Way to donate a Gun basketball shooting machine to her alma mater, Dowling Catholic High School. Caitlin has been using The Gun for years and wanted to give back to her alma mater’s basketball program with a new Gun. In this video, Caitlin also talks about how she uses The Gun in her own shooting workouts.
In her 100th game, she achieved the highest number of points ever scored by a Division I player in that time span, putting her name alongside basketball legends Elena Delle Donne and Steph Curry, who have also achieved this feat since the 1999-2000 season.
Clark’s exceptional performance in the 2023 NCAA Tournament further solidified her legacy. She scored an impressive 191 points and provided 60 assists, breaking the NCAA Tournament title record for most made 3-point field goals with 8. Moreover, she became the first player in Division I women’s basketball history to record over 1,000 points and 300 assists in a single season. Clark’s incredible performance in the NCAA Tournament, with 161 points and 52 assists, also marked her as the only player since 2000 to achieve 150 points and 50 assists in any 5-game span, a record-breaking accomplishment.
Clark has also achieved remarkable milestones in her career at the University of Iowa. She reached 2,000 career points in just 75 games, tying her with Elena Delle Donne as the fastest NCAA Division I women’s basketball player to do so. She also became the fourth Hawkeye women’s basketball player and the seventh Iowa men’s or women’s basketball player to score 2,000 points. Furthermore, she is only the second player in school history to surpass 2,500 career points.
Clark’s consistency in scoring has been exceptional, with a streak of scoring in double figures for an astounding 90 games, which is the best in NCAA Division I. She has also achieved 43 career double-doubles, showcasing her all-around skills on the court. Additionally, she broke the Big Ten single-season record for most points with 1,055, and has earned numerous B1G Player of the Week honors throughout the season, marking her as one of the most accomplished players in conference history.
Clark’s versatility is also evident in her all-around game. She is only the second player in Big Ten women’s basketball history to record over 2,000 points, 550 assists, 520 rebounds, 110 steals, and 40 blocks in her career. She has also achieved 11 career triple-doubles, setting a new Big Ten record for most triple-doubles in a career and tying for the second-best in NCAA women’s basketball history. Clark’s 40-point triple-double in the NCAA Tournament is a historic feat, making her the first player ever to achieve such a performance in the tournament’s history.
Clark’s leadership and consistency have also been evident in her season-long performances. She leads the country in games with 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists, achieving this feat 19 times this year, which is an NCAA best. She has also surpassed Sabrina Ionescu for most career games scoring 20+ points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. She has scored 20 or more points in 32 games this season, showcasing her scoring prowess.
Clark’s impact on the game goes beyond scoring, as she has also broken records in other areas. She broke the Bramlage Coliseum record for most free throw attempts made by an opponent with 13 against Kansas State. She has scored 30+ points 14 times this season, and 36 times in her career, with 17 of those games against ranked opponents.
Here are a few other accomplishments she has earned in her career so far:
Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year (2023)
Wooden Award National Player of The Year (2023)
AP Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year (2023)
Wade Trophy Recipient (2023)
Nancy Lieberman Award (2022)
Dawn Staley Award (2021, 2022)
Unanimous first-team All-American – AP (2022)
First-team All-American – USBWA (2022)
All-American – WBCA (2022)
First-team Academic All-American – CoSIDA (2022)
Second-team All-American – AP, USBWA (2021)
USBWA National Co-Freshman of the Year (2021)
WBCA Co-Freshman of the Year (2021)
Big Ten Player of the Year (2022)
2× First-team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2021)
McDonald’s All-American (2020)
Iowa Miss Basketball (2020)