Caitlin Clark collects 27th Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Who else could it have gone to?

After setting the NCAA women’s basketball all-time scoring record in Iowa’s 106-89 win over Michigan, Hawkeye superstar Caitlin Clark was named the Big Ten Player of the Week. It’s the 27th time in her career that Clark has grabbed the Big Ten’s top weekly honor and the ninth time this season.

It extends Clark’s record number of honors from the Big Ten. Former Hawkeye Megan Gustafson has the next most with 23 during her Iowa career.

It was fitting the way in which Clark set the all-time scoring record. The 6-foot star from West Des Moines sank a logo 3-pointer in transition in vintage fashion.

“You all knew I was going to shoot a logo 3 for the record,” Clark said.

It took all of two minutes and change for Clark to score the eight remaining points required in order for her to pass Washington great Kelsey Plum for the top spot.

Then, Clark just kept on scoring. She set Iowa’s single-game scoring record with 49 points on 16-of-31 shooting, including 9-of-18 from 3-point distance versus the Wolverines.

“Honestly, warming up, my shot just felt good. So I knew it was going to be one of those nights, and I kind of played with a little bit more pep in my step. I knew that’s what this team needed coming off a loss,” Clark said.

Clark made sure to share the rock, too, dishing out 13 assists to register her 58th career double-double.

“I don’t know if you can really script it any better. Just to do it in this fashion, I’m very grateful. Very thankful to be surrounded by so many people that have been my foundation,” Clark said.

Iowa returns to play on Thursday with a big road date at No. 12 Indiana at 7 p.m.

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