Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark named AP first-team all-American, Monika Czinano earns honorable mention
Another day, another round of recognition for Iowa's two women's basketball superstars.
Sophomore standout Caitlin Clark was named an Associated Press first-team All-American, while senior forward Monika Czinano was named an AP All-American honorable mention. The wire service announced its entire teams Wednesday.
Clark and Czinano are two of nine Hawkeyes all-time to be named AP All-Americans. Clark's recognition follows second-team honors from the AP last season. Both join Kathleen Doyle, Megan Gustafson, Samantha Logic, Jaime Printy, Kachine Alexander, Cara Consuegra, and Amy Herrig as Hawkeyes to earn AP All-American honors.
Clark leads the nation in assists per game (7.9), total assists (236), points per game (27.4), total points (821), free throws made (189), triple doubles (5) and 30-point games (11). She's registered five triple-doubles this season and leads the country in most career triple-doubles by an active player with six.
Clark has already been named Big Ten player of the year and earned unanimous first team All-Big Ten honors. She's also been named a Nancy Lieberman point guard of the year finalist and to the WBCA Wade Trophy midseason watch list, John R. Wooden Award top-15 and a Dawn Staley Award finalist.
In 30 games this season, Czinano averaged 21.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while leading the country with a 67.8 shooting percentage She ranks seventh in field goals made (259), 13th in points per game (21.1) and 14th in total points (611). Czinano also earned the third All-Big Ten honor of her career.
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