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Caitlin Clark Makes WNBA History with Triple-Double

Photo from Caitlin Clark’s Instagram

Caitlin Clark Makes WNBA History with Triple-Double

By Movieguide® Contributor

Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever became the first rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double.

Per TODAY, “Clark finished with 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds for Indiana (9-13). The No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft was one rebound shy of a triple-double two games ago in an 88-82 road victory over the Phoenix Mercury.”

What’s even cooler about her historic night is that “Clark, who wears No. 22, reached the triple-double in the 22nd game of her WNBA career. It was also the first triple-double in Fever history, going back to the launch of the franchise in 2000. Clark had 17 triple-doubles in her college career at Iowa — and the Hawkeyes won all those games,” ESPN reported.

Clark shared a series of photos from the game and wrote, “Fun was had with the girls.”

Movieguide® recently reported on Clark’s goal amid first WNBA season:

Former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball standout Caitlin Clark made her rookie debut for the Indiana Fever on May 14 and told TODAY how it feels to be “the new kid in school.”

“It feels good. I mean, I think just the excitement and the energy around this league, around our team,” Clark said. “But at the same time, I think just learning day by day. That’s going to be the biggest thing for myself.”

“And I think continuing to stack days, whether you learn one little thing or you learn a lot, I think continuing to improve is going to be the biggest part of it for myself. But also, don’t lose the fun of it,” she added.

After the game, Clark told ESPN of her triple-double, “Obviously, it’s cool. My teammates have been finishing the ball [at a] really, really high rate. My assist numbers, that’s because of them.”

As a team player, though, she’s just grateful the Fever were able to add another W to their win column.

“I’m just happy we won,” Clark declared. “I take a lot of pride in being able to do a lot of different things for this team. I think we’re really good when I can get the ball off the glass and just go in transition and find my teammates and set them up.”

“We’re definitely playing good basketball…we’re playing together better,” Clark added. “But I think the biggest difference for us has been when teams make runs, we don’t crumble. We always believe we’re in the games.”

Clark was named to the 2024 WNBA All-Star team and is also in the running for the Rookie of the Year award alongside Chicago Sky’s Angel Reese.


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