Caitlin Clark Makes More College Sports History With Latest Award

Another record in the books for Caitlin Clark.
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Caitlin Clark's final season at Iowa was filled with record-breaking performances. She became the all-time scoring leader in college basketball history and helped drive some of the biggest viewership numbers of all time in women's sports history. The superstar guard was selected with the first pick of the 2024 WNBA draft last week, but still managed to write her name in the NCAA record book one final time.

On Tuesday night, Clark won the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation's most outstanding athlete in college and Olympic sports. She is the first two-time winner in the award's history after taking it home last year. An astounding achievement, considering it's been handed out for nearly 100 years.

Clark is obviously well-deserving of the honor. She averaged 31.6 points and 7.4 assists per game in leading Iowa to 34-5 record, and helped drive her team to second consecutive national title game appearance. She was unable to get over the hump, losing in the final to South Carolina, but her season was so excellent the loss doesn't take away from anything she did.

The second Sullivan Award was just one more for for Clark to claim before she enters the next stage of her basketball career with the Indiana Fever.


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