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Caitlin Clark named Big Ten Player of the Week after record-breaking performances

Iowa's Caitlin Clark earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors for her exceptional performances, including becoming the conference's all-time leading scorer, with 36.5 points, 11.0 assists, and 6.0 rebounds in two road wins.

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Caitlin Clark, the dynamic guard from the Iowa Hawkeyes, continues to amaze on the basketball court, earning yet another accolade as the Big Ten Player of the Week. Clark's stellar performances in Iowa's recent road victories solidified her status as one of the most electrifying players in collegiate basketball.

In two impressive outings, Clark showcased her versatility and scoring ability, averaging an impressive 36.5 points, 11.0 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. Against Northwestern, she erupted for 35 points, etching her name in Big Ten history as the conference's all-time leading scorer. 

Not content with just one standout performance, Clark elevated her game even further against Maryland, tallying an astonishing 38 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds. Her dominant display against conference opponents highlights her ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and lead her team up the national rankings poll.

Clark's remarkable achievements extend beyond individual accolades. With 3,462 career points, she now stands as the second-highest scorer in NCAA history, a mere 66 points away from surpassing Kelsey Plum for the top spot. Her relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering dedication to her craft has cemented her legacy as one of the most prolific scorers to ever grace the college basketball hardwood.

This latest honor marks Clark's 26th career Big Ten Player of the Week award, further solidifying her place in conference history as the all-time leader in this prestigious category. For Clark, the accolades serve as a testament to her hard work, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence. As she continues to rewrite the record books and etch her name in college basketball lore, the future looks brighter than ever for this standout guard from Iowa.

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With her sights set on further milestones and accomplishments, including the big one, Caitlin Clark remains a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, inspiring young fans and aspiring athletes alike with her extraordinary talent and unyielding passion for growing the game.