Iowa's Caitlin Clark in their Elite Eight win over Louisville. Mar 26, 2023; Seattle, WA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) reacts against the Louisville Cardinals in the second half at Climate Pledge Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Hawkeyes Caitlin Clark is already regarded as one of the best players in women’s college basketball history. But it is now time that we recognize her as one of the best players in college basketball history period, regardless of gender.

Clark has dominated since stepping foot on the court at Iowa. But she has taken her play to a whole new level this season. The senior hoops star is averaging 29.0 points per game in nine games this season, the most of her career to this point.

The No. 4 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes took on the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday, and Clark continued her impressive performance on the year en route to an NCAA record.

Clark finished the game with 35 points, including this deep three-point make that put her over 3,000 points in her collegiate career.

This puts Clark in a class of her own not only when it comes to women’s basketball, but Division-1 college basketball as a whole.

The senior sensation is now the first player in Division I history in men’s or women’s basketball to score 3,000 points, record 750 rebounds, and 750 assists in a collegiate career.

It’s an incredible stat that speaks to her excellence throughout her career. And many fans offered their reactions to this on social media.

This moment is not only significant in women’s sports history. It shows that a women’s basketball star can transcend that label and become a true sports star, regardless of gender.

While it’s obviously a massive moment for Clark, her eyes are surely on the one thing that has illuded her over the course of her career, which is a National Championship. And it sure looks like Iowa has a really good chance of making that happen this season.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.