Caitlin Clark’s Boyfriend Had Perfect Two-Word Message of Support After Iowa’s Loss

Apr 7, 2024; Cleveland, OH, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) reacts after the game.
Apr 7, 2024; Cleveland, OH, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) reacts after the game. / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa star Caitlin Clark's collegiate basketball career ended on Sunday after the Hawkeyes lost, 87–75, to South Carolina in the NCAA tournament title game.

Clark made such a huge impact on the sport during her legendary run at Iowa, and the tributes to her started pouring in from loads of athletes, celebrities and notable brands after Sunday's loss.

Onne message in particular most likely meant a lot to Clark, and that was the one from her boyfriend, former Iowa basketball player Connor McCaffrey.

The former Hawkeye, who just finished his college career last season, reposted Iowa basketball's post about Clark on his Instagram story and added a simple but meaningful two-word message.

"My GOAT," McCaffrey wrote with a few heart emojis.

Clark reposted many of the tributes on her own Instagram stories, but she had one message for Iowa herself: “I’ll miss ya,”she wrote, and added a string of yellow hearts.

Despite not adding a national title to her resume, Clark did accomplish another historical feat in the title game by becoming the record holder for the most career points scored in the NCAA women's touranment. Her total comes out to 480 points scored across four NCAA tournament appearances.

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