- Iowa’s basketball sensation, Caitlin Clark, has etched her name in history by securing the 93rd AAU Sullivan Award.
- This honour recognizes her as the nation’s top athlete and marks a pivotal moment in her career that showcases her outstanding talent.
- Caitlin Clark’s journey is one of breaking barriers, as she became the first female Division I player to amass over 1,000 points and 300 assists in a single season.
Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark won the 93rd AAU James E. She won the Sullivan Award on Tuesday night as the nation’s top collegiate or Olympic athlete. Clark was honoured at the New York Athletic Club.
Voting by the public as well as the AAU Sullivan Award committee, AAU board of directors, sports media and past winners determined the winner.
And let’s not forget, all the finalists were incredibly deserving. Caitlin also expressed how much of an honour it is to represent the University of Iowa on this stage. Caitlin Clark shared, ‘I’m truly humbled and honoured’. The prestigious award recognizes sportsmanship on the field and beyond the game.
She guided the Hawkeyes to their first participation in the national championship game when they fell to LSU. She was the first female player in Division I history to finish a season with more than 1,000 points and 300 assists.
The other candidates were Purdue basketball player Zach Edey, Olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles, Tennessee swimmer Jordan Crooks, Olympic swimmer Kate Douglass, and former LSU baseball player Dylan Crews, who was selected by the Washington Nationals.
Basketball player Clark is the eighth to get the honour.