Caitlin Clark Breaks the NCAA Scoring Record, Here's a look at her impact

Caitlin Clark Breaks the NCAA Scoring Record, Here's a look at her impact

Caitlin Clark officially broke the NCAA Women's Basketball scoring record after her performance vs. Michigan. Here's a look at her impact on the game.

Feb 16, 2024 by Deondre Hayes
Caitlin Clark Breaks the NCAA Scoring Record, Here's a look at her impact

Caitlin Clark has played a pivotal part in making NCAA Women's basketball a sight to see due to her skillset and intense competitive spirit. On February 15 Clark added another record to her list of accolades after breaking the NCAA Women's Basketball scoring record with 3,569 Career points. 

Clark finished the game also breaking her single game record at Iowa finishing with 49 points in the 106-89 win over Michigan.

Clark entered the game just eight points shy with 3,520 career points, she is currently averaging 32.1 ppg in her senior season for the Hawkeyes.

The Women’s Basketball scoring record has been held by Kelsey Plum since 2017 following her career at the University of Washington finishing with 3,527 points. Clark has been climbing the ladder to this NCAA record for some time now, passing other NCAA legends such as Kelsey Mitchell, Jackie Stiles, and Brittney Griner.

Caitlin Clark's legacy will not stop here as she expected to be the No.1 pick in the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft to the Indiana Fever. This will only occur however if she forgo's her final year of eligibility with Iowa. 

Here's a look at the evolution and key moments of Caitlin Clark's Career. 

Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Scoring Record

Caitlin Clark officially broke the NCAA Women's Basketball scoring record on Feb.15 vs. MIchigan with a 49 point performance.

Caitlin Clark now holds the NCAA all-time scoring record with 3,569Career points.

What is Caitlin Clark’s Highest Scoring Game?

Caitlin Clark scored her career high 49 points on Feb. 15 vs. Michigan, in the same game she also broke the NCAA scoring record.

Clark’s previous career high for the 2023-24 season is 45 points vs. Ohio State on Jan. 21, 2024.

Caitlin Clark's Awards and Accolades

Here are some of Caitlin Clark's awards and accolades from High School and College. 

High School

  • Iowa Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in 2019, 2020.
  • IPSWA Miss Iowa Basketball in 2020.
  • IPSWA 1st-team 5A All-State in 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • member USA U16 National Team in 2017.


  •  In Clark’s 103rd game, she became Iowa’s all-time leading scorer.
  • She is the sixth player to ever amass 1,000 career assists.
  • Clark is the first Division-I player to record 3,300+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.
  • She is the third Big Ten and 15th NCAA women’s basketball player to eclipse 3,000 points in a career.
  • Since 2009, no player has recorded more games of 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. She has done it 17 times.
  • Has 57 career double-doubles, she is fifth on the Big Ten’s all-time list. She leads all Big Ten active players in career double-doubles.
  • Is Iowa’s all-time leader in assists, 3-point field goals, field goals and scoring.

Where is Caitlin Clark From?

Caitlin Clark is from West Des Moines, Iowa and attended Dowling Catholic High School. She was a 5-star recruit in the class of 2020 and won the IPSWA Miss Iowa Basketball in 2020.

NCAA Women’s Basketball Scoring Record

Here are the current all-time NCAA Scoring Record holders

  1. Caitlin Clark, Iowa (2020-24): 3,569
  2. Kelsey Plum, Washington (2013-17): 3,527
  3. Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State (2014-18): 3,402
  4. Jackie Stiles, Missouri State (1997-2001): 3,393
  5. Brittney Griner, Baylor (2009-13): 3,283

When Does The 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Start?

The tournament will begin with Selection Sunday on March 17, followed by the First Four on March 20-21. 

After the opening round is complete, the field will be set with the top 64 teams and the first round will start on March 22-23.

What Is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day the NCAA committee releases the full tournament bracket initial seeding of all 68 teams. 

Thirty-two teams will automatically qualify for the tournament by winning their conference tournament. 

That leaves 36 other teams fighting for an at-large bid from the selection committee, which is considered through multiple stats and rankings to determine who receives the at-large bid.

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