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Caitlin Clark

  • As of Aug. 16, 2021.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup MVP and All-Star Five selection.
  • Gold Medals: 2019 and 2021 FIBA U19 World Cups, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Is one of six athletes who have competed on two USA U19 World Cup Teams, joining Crystal Dangerfield, Alexis Jones, Breanna Stewart and A'ja Wilson on that list.
  • Member of the 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished with a 7-0 record and gold medal in Debrecen, Hungary. Started all seven games and averaged 14.3 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 5.6 apg., and was named MVP of the tournament and to the five-member all-tournament team. 
  • Member of the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished with a 7-0 record and captured the gold medal with a 74-70 overtime victory over Australia in Bangkok, Thailand; averaged 5.3 ppg.
  • One of 45 finalists named for the 2018 U17 World Cup Team.
  • Helped the 2017 USA U16 National Team capture the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which qualified the U.S. for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.

College Honors

  • Associated Press and USBWA All-America second team (2021).
  • USBWA and WBCA Co-National Freshman of the Year (2021).
  • All-Big Ten Conference first team (2021).
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2021) and 13-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
  • Five-time Big Ten Conference Player of the Week in 2020-21.

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2020-21, averaged a NCAA Division I-best 27.4 ppg., while ranking fourth nationally with 6.9 apg. in leading Iowa to a 20-11 record and the 2021 NCAA Sweet 16.
  • Notched 12, 30-point games as a freshman, the most by any NCAA Division I freshman since 2000.
  • Led the nation in total assists (214), total points (799), points per game (26.6), field goals made (266), 3-pointers made (116), and ranked second in assists per game (7.1) and 3-pointers per game (3.87). Her total points scored (799) were the most ever by a freshman, and her single game high of 39 points is a school record.


High School Honors

  • McDonald's All-American (2020).
  • Iowa Miss Basketball (2020)
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2019).
  • Naismith High School All-America honorable mention (2019).
  • USA Today All-USA third team, All-USA Iowa first team (2018, 2019) and All-Iowa honorable mention (2017).
  • Des Moines Register All-Iowa Elite Team and All-Iowa Class 5A first team (2019).
  • MaxPreps All-America third team (2019) and honorable mention (2018).
  • Des Moines Register All-Class 1A honorable mention (2017).
  • Des Moines Register All-Class 3A first team in soccer (2018).
  • Naismith High School All-America honorable mention (2018).
  • Des Moines Register All-Iowa Girls Elite (2018, 2019).
  • Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State first team (2018).
  • Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CIML) Player of Year (2018) and All-CIML first team (2017, 2018).
  • Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Class 5A All-Western District (2017, 2018) and IBCA All-State Class 5A second team (2017).
  • Iowa Newspaper Association All-Class 5A third team (2017).
  • 2017 and 2018 Academic All-CIML.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • As a junior in 2018-19, averaged 32.6 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 3.6 apg. and 2.3 spg. in leading her team to a 17-8 record and the Iowa Class 5A semifinals.
  • Started 46 of 47 games played in the first two years of her prep career and compiled 991 points, 230 rebounds, 205 assists and 108 steals.
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, started all 24 games and averaged 27.1 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 2.3 spg., while aiding her team to a 20-4 record and the state quarterfinals.
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, started in all 24 games played and averaged 15.3 ppg. and 4.7 apg. to help her team to a 19-5 record and the state quarterfinals.
  • Also played soccer in high school and with a club team.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Des Moines, Iowa, and now resides in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Daughter of Anne Nizzi-Clark and Brent Clark; has two brothers, Blake, who plays football for Iowa State, and Colin.
  • Father played basketball and baseball at Simpson College; uncle, Tom Faber, played basketball at Drake and Utica; cousin, Audrey Faber, played basketball at Creighton; and uncle, Mike Nizzi, played football at Nebraska Omaha.
  • Is a member of her school’s Presidential Honor Roll and academic honor roll.
  • Is an all-state soccer player, boasts a 3.83 GPA, taking classes such as advanced chemistry and advanced geometry, as well as yoga.
  • Twitter: @caitlinclark22.
  • Has volunteered locally on behalf of a food pantry, an animal shelter, the Special Olympics and a children’s hospital.
  • First played basketball when she was 5.
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts and baking.
  • Favorite class: chemistry.
  • Has golden retriever named Bella.
  • International travels: Argentina, Japan and Thailand with USA Basketball and Dominican Republic for spring break 2018.

USA Basketball Statistics   

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2021 U19
7/7
25.1
32-83
.386
20-55
.364
16-22
.727
37/ 5.3
100/ 14.3
39
17
6
7
2019 U19 7/0 14.7 12-36 .333 5- 20 .250 8-10 .800 9/ 1.3 37/5.3 11 6 1 8
2017 U16 5/0 14.4 15-41 .366 10-26 .385 4-6 .667 11/ 2.2 44/ 8.8 11 4 2 7
 TOTALS  19/7 18.1
59-160 .368 35-101 .346 28-38 .736 57/ 3.0 181/ 9.5 61
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