Caitlin Clark Is Not Done Yet

I watched this whole game last night. What a moment for college sports to witness this. She has been doing this for four years now and as her college career comes to an end this March, folks need to take a step back and appreciate the moment. Similar to what Jay Bilas recently wrote in a nice appreciation of her

Clark is now the all-time scoring champion of NCAA women’s basketball. She is the most exciting and recognizable college basketball player in the country. Period. Men or women. Her games sell out, at home and on the road. Every sports fan knows her. Every. Single. One. Yet, the responsibility of carrying the women’s game doesn’t seem to faze her one bit.

She is not the Pete Maravich or Steph Curry of women’s basketball, she is a singular star in American culture, having cut her own trailblazing path along with the likes of Ann Meyers, Nancy Lieberman, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and others.

Jay Bilas on ESPN

As of today, she has 3,569 career points after last night’s performance, where she eclipsed the NCAA scoring record previously set in 2017. She is now less than 100 points from breaking both women’s AND men’s all time collegiate records – Kansas’s Lynette Woodard’s scored 3,649 career points (She played in the AIAW era before women’s sports were part of the NCAA) and LSU’s Pete Maravich had 3,667 (which was done in an era when Freshmen didn’t play AND there was no three point shot) – with four regular season games to go. This will be appointment TV. Whether you played basketball or not, you just have to really appreciate what she has done to for the game of basketball – men AND women!

Her career stats at Iowa are pretty staggering and what impresses me the most is that her Assists have continued to rise along with her points scored. She’s scoring points and she is still getting the rest of her team involved:

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Caitlin Clark Career stats – University of Iowa Hawkeyes

So if you have the chances, check her out in the next four games of Iowa’s regular season. And hopefully a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. She will not disappoint.

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