Caitlin Clark tops Steph Curry’s 3-point record

Iowa’s sharpshooter Caitlin Clark shattered another record Friday night, further cementing herself in the pantheon of the greatest women’s college basketball players.

In the Hawkeyes’ 95-62 Big Ten Tournament win against Penn State on Friday, Clark — who came in averaging 32.3 points per game — broke the record for most three-pointers made in a single NCAA Division-I season.

She surpassed NBA Superstar Stephen Curry’s record that he set during the 2007-2008 season while playing for the Davidson College Wildcats. Curry cashed in on 162 3-pointers that season and shared the record with Liberty University Flames’ Darius McGhee until Friday.

Clark had a chilly start to the game, missing her first 11 tries for a 3-pointer, but the 22-year-old standout bounced back and finished the game with 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Despite some struggles from the field, the star athlete still helped her Hawkeyes advance to the Big Ten semifinals where they will face off against Michigan on Saturday.

“Took me a while but that’s what makes it fun and you know some of the best shooters in the world they have you know off nights like that from referee point line, but they all felt good and that’s all you can ask,” Clark said after the game during her interview with Big Ten Network. “And you know, that’s amazing somebody that I grew up idolizing So, pretty cool moment.”

The projected No. 1 pick in the ESPN’s mock draft has been breaking records all season.

Just days ago, Clark became the all-time scoring leader in all of NCAA basketball history, surpassing Louisiana State legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich who set it in 1970.

Last month, she surpassed the NCAA women’s scoring record last month which was at 3,649 points. The same month, she also broke the women’s three-point record.

Her prolific scoring has contributed to having sold-out crowds at nearly every Iowa basketball game.

She announced plans late last month that she will depart from the Hawkeyes after this season and enter the WNBA draft.

In response, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) called her plan “sad news” for Iowa fans.

“Sad news for Hawk fans w Caitlin Clark declaring for the draft I love watching her play Clark fans will live on no matter where she plays,” he wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, following her announcement. “She’s a talented IOWA star.”

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