Iowa’s Caitlin Clark reaches 2,000-point mark in 75th game

Iowa Hawkeyes junior guard Caitlin Clark has tied former Delaware star Elena Delle Donne for the fastest Division I women’s basketball this century by 2,000 points.

Clark had 20 points in Wednesday’s 92-54 win over Dartmouth in Iowa City, Iowa. That put Clark in the 75th game of her Iowa career to 2,013 points.

Delle Donne, the No. 2 WNBA draft pick in 2013 who has since won two league MVP awards and the 2019 championship, also broke the 2,000-point mark in her 75th collegiate game in 2012.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Clark and Delle Donne are the fastest players to hit 2,000 since the 1999/2000 season. The NCAA has not confirmed if they have been the fastest since the start of the NCAA Division I era for women’s basketball, which began with the 1981-82 season.

Delle Donne finished her collegiate career with 3,039 points, ranking ninth on the NCAA Division I women’s list. Leading the way is former Washington star Kelsey Plum (3,527), the 2017 No. 1 draft pick, winner of the 2022 WNBA draft Won title with the Las Vegas Aces. Plum and Delle Donne are among 13 players to have scored 3,000 or more points in the NCAA era.

Clark averages 27.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the No. 13 Hawkeyes (10-3). She led Division I in point averages and last season. Her career-high in a game is 46 points, set against Michigan last season, and her current season-high is 45, set December 1 against NC State.

https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/35299998/iowa-caitlin-clark-reaches-2000-point-mark-75th-game Iowa’s Caitlin Clark reaches 2,000-point mark in 75th game

Emma Bowman

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