Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Holds a Record That’s Never Been Done Before
This is starting to become a weekly occurrence...Caitlin Clark has reached another career milestone. What's even crazier is if she wanted to, she could come back and continue building on these incredible career numbers next year.
Last night, (December 6) the Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team took down their in-state rival, Iowa State, 67-58. The Hawkeyes now sit with a 9-1 record on the season as they prepare to begin their conference schedule. The Hawks will travel to Wisconsin on December 10 and right now...I don't think there's a team in the Big 10 who can beat them when they're playing their best basketball.
Caitlin is only the 15th player in women's college basketball history to reach this incredible milestone.
3,000 Career Points
Only 14 players had previously scored 3,000 points in Division 1, women's college basketball history. 14 is a bit of a strange number, so Caitlin went ahead and made it a solid 15. She also did it in the fewest games in NCAAW basketball history. According to ESPN, Caitlin finished the game last night with 35 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists.
She's The Only Player Who's Done This...
Not only is she the 15th player with 3,000 career points in college basketball history, but she is also the FIRST-EVER player, in men's or women's basketball, to have 3,000 points, 750 rebounds, and 750 assists, according to ESPN. How can she possibly keep doing this?
Doesn't it feel like every time the Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team plays a game, Caitlin is reaching some new monumental milestone? Not only is this Hawkeye team really good, but every time you watch them play, you have a chance to witness history.
She Watches ESPN
To make things even better, Caitlin seems like a humble and down-to-earth person. She's a 21-year-old millionaire, celebrities want to meet her, she's one of the best basketball players in the world, and she's reaching new career heights that we've never seen before. I don't think many people would blame her if some of the limelight got to head. It's not that she's just a once-in-a-lifetime basketball player...she seems like a person who truly deserves it.
She didn't know how close she was getting to 3,000 career points until she saw it on ESPN.
After the game, she said she was focusing more on the rivalry with Iowa State than worrying about points. The Hawkeyes lost their previous game in Ames, back in 2021. She told ESPN
It's special to be able to do it here. I have a lot of family in attendance. But it was kind of the same as when I broke the [Hawkeyes] scoring record. We keep playing. We don't celebrate in the timeout. That's not what it's about. As long as we win. I probably wouldn't be happy scoring 3,000 points in a loss.
Congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeyes and Caitlin Clark. To become the first person in history to accomplish what she's done is so much fun to watch. When it comes to the Mt Rushmore of College basketball players, I don't care who the other 3 are but every single person should be putting Caitlin on their top 4 list.
There's a pretty good chance you and I will never witness a college athlete like this, in our lives, ever again.
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