Caitlin Clark Shatters Records on Road to Final Four

Caitlin Clark becomes the all-time Division I leader in points per game and breaks multiple records as she leads Iowa to the Final Four.

Caitlin Clark is advancing to the Final Four this weekend, marking her journey with a historic achievement: she now leads as the all-time points per game scorer in women’s Division I basketball.

Her remarkable 41-point performance in Iowa’s victory over LSU on Monday elevated her career scoring average to 28.47 points per game, edging her into the top spot above Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State, who held an average of 28.38 points across 110 games from 1985 to 1989.

Before Monday’s game, Clark’s average stood at 28.375 points. She required 30 points to surpass Hoskins in the career average rankings for Division I women’s basketball.

Caitlin Clark Bio, Age, Height, Weight

However, Clark’s collegiate career isn’t over yet, leaving some uncertainty about her maintaining the top average as she transitions to the WNBA post-season.

To stay ahead of Hoskins, Clark needs to score at least 17 points in the upcoming national semifinal against UConn on Friday. Should Iowa advance to Sunday’s championship game, she would need a total of at least 46 points across both Final Four matchups to keep her position at the pinnacle.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder praised Clark’s ability to thrive under pressure, saying, “When the stage is the brightest, when the spotlight is the brightest, she’s at her very best. She loves this. Some people wither in the moment. She just gets stronger in the moment. When it’s her time, I mean, she’s going to just shine.”

Clark has already become the Division I’s all-time leading scorer with 3,900 points, surpassing both the men’s record held by Pete Maravich and the previous women’s record set by Kelsey Plum earlier this season.

Moreover, Clark set a new benchmark for 3-pointers in women’s Division I basketball, hitting nine against LSU for a career total of 540, overtaking Taylor Robertson of Oklahoma.

Clark’s record-breaking achievements include:

  • Being the sole women’s Division I player to accumulate at least 3,000 points and 1,000 assists, a milestone only Sabrina Ionescu and Courtney Vandersloot have approached with over 2,000 points and 1,000 assists.
  • Poised to become the first player to win the season scoring title three times in the Division I era.
  • Setting the single-season record with 1,183 points this season, surpassing Kelsey Plum’s record.
  • Establishing a new high for single-season 3-pointers with 193, far ahead of the previous record.

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