Caitlin Clark has been rewarded for a magical season as soon as extra.
The West Des Moines product was honored because the recipient of the Honda Sport Award for basketball. Govt director of the Collegiate Girls Sports activities Awards Chris Voelz introduced Clark because the winner as we speak.
The Honda Sport Award has been offered yearly by the CWSA for the previous 47 years to the highest girls athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports activities and signifies “the perfect of the perfect in collegiate athletics.”
The winner of the game award turns into a finalist for the Collegiate Lady Athlete of the Yr and the distinguished 2023 Honda Cup, which shall be offered on a dwell telecast on CBS Sports activities Community in June.
Clark received the Honda Sport Award over fellow finalists Aliyah Boston of South Carolina, Mackenzie Holmes of Indiana and Maddy Siegrist of Villanova. The 6-foot guard was chosen because the winner by a vote of directors from over 1,000 NCAA member faculties.
This Honda Sport Award is simply the most recent honor to toss into Clark’s ever-expanding trophy case. The Iowa Hawkeyes superstar recently tracked down all of the major National Player of the Year awards.
Clark enjoyed another sensational season in Iowa City. She finished by averaging 27.8 points, 8.6 assists, and 7.1 rebounds. Clark’s 8.6 assists per game led the nation, while her 27.8 points per game ranked second nationally.
Thanks in part to her seemingly limitless range, Clark captivated national audiences far and wide beyond just Iowa City or the Hawkeye State. She shot 47.3% from the floor and 38.9% from 3-point range.
Clark guided Iowa all the way to the national championship game this past season.
“I want my legacy to be the impact that I can have on young kids and the people in the state of Iowa, and I hope I brought them a lot of joy this season. I hope this team brought them a lot of joy. I understand we came up one win short, but I think we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to celebrate,” Clark said after the title game.
While there’s still more roster reshaping that could take place between now and next season, it’s clear that fans can’t wait to see this team again. Hawkeye fans’ insatiable demand for more Clark and Iowa basketball resulted in a pause on season ticket sales.
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