Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Achieves 13th Career Triple-Double, Leads Division I in Scoring
Iowa senior guard, Caitlin Clark, made headlines once again as she achieved her 13th career triple-double in a victory against Loyola Chicago. Clark, who is currently the Division I scoring leader this season with an impressive 30.5 points per game, was also recently ranked No. 1 in ESPN.com’s Top 25 players ranking.
During the game, Clark put on a remarkable performance, recording 35 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. This marked her third triple-double with at least 35 points, a feat that has only been accomplished by four other players in Division I women’s basketball history.
Notably, Clark’s triple-double with at least 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists was only the second occurrence in Division I women’s history. The first time such an accomplishment was achieved was by LSU’s Cornelia Gayden in 1995, adding to the significance of Clark’s achievement.
In addition to her triple-double, Clark reached another milestone in her career. She moved into seventh place on the NCAA all-time scoring list with a total of 3,114 points, surpassing the records set by Rachel Banham and Jerica Coley. With just two more points, Clark will surpass fellow Iowan Lorri Bauman on the scoring list, solidifying her place in women’s basketball history.
The victory against Loyola Chicago improved Iowa’s overall record to an impressive 12-1, with a solid 1-0 record in the Big Ten conference. The team will now prepare for their upcoming game against Minnesota scheduled for December 30th.
Notre Dame guard Hannah Hidalgo also achieved a triple-double in her team’s game, adding to the excitement of the day. Hidalgo recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, showcasing her talent on the court. She currently holds the No. 10 spot in ESPN.com’s Top 25 player rankings.
Overall, it was an extraordinary day for women’s basketball, with Caitlin Clark and Hannah Hidalgo both making history with their outstanding performances. Fans of the sport eagerly await their future games as these talented players continue to showcase their skills on the court.