Caitlin Clark picks up second straight national player of the year award

Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark racked up another major college basketball award on Wednesday.

The NCAA all-time scoring leader was named the Naismith National Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Clark, who led the nation in scoring (32.0 ppg), carried the Hawkeyes to their second straight Final Four berth after beating defending national champion LSU on Monday, scoring 41 points, including 9-of-20 from 3-point range, and adding 12 assists and seven rebounds.

Clark and Iowa will face No. 3 seed UConn in the second semifinal game Friday night in Cleveland.

Clark broke the women's scoring record and all-time NCAA scoring record, capped by her passing Pete Maravich's 54-year-old record of 3,667 career points in her final home game for the Hawkeyes.

Clark had previously won Big Ten tournament player of the year

For the third consecutive year, Clark was the Big Ten tournament's most outstanding player. The feat matched Ohio State's Jantel Lavender, who did the same for the Buckeyes from 2009-11.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Iowa's Caitlin Clark is repeat winner for national player of the year