Caitlin Clark Wins 2024 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

Iowa standout named USBWA National Player of the Year.

The three-time Big Ten Player of the Year’s iconic season that has led Iowa to its third Final Four earned Clark a repeat selection as the winner of the 2023-24 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as the USBWA National Player of the Year.

This is the third USBWA national award for Clark. In addition to the two Ann Meyers Drysdale Awards, she was chosen as the USBWA’s Co-Freshman of the Year in the 2020-21 season, sharing the honor with UConn’s Paige Bueckers. Clark earned a spot on the weekly Ann Meyers Drysdale National Players of the Week list eight times during the 2023-24 season and has 15 career weekly awards.

The award is based on regular-season performance. Clark led the nation in scoring (32.0 ppg) and assists (9.0) per game, 8.6), three-pointers made (193), three-pointers made per game (5.22) and triple-doubles (6, twice as much as second place). She is the only player in the country averaging more than 26 ppg, 7.0 rpg, and 7.0 apg. Clark became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer during the season and is the first Division I women’s basketball player to eclipse 1,000-points in back-to-back seasons. Paced by Clark’s outputs, Iowa (33-4) has recorded 90-plus points in 15 of its last 19 games.

Clark has been one of several players who have led to a surge of interest in women’s basketball.