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Iowa Basketball Star Caitlin Clark’s Gifts Are ‘From God,’ Says High School Coach

Photo from Caitlin Clark’s Instagram

Iowa Basketball Star Caitlin Clark’s Gifts Are ‘From God,’ Says High School Coach

By Movieguide® Contributor

Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark is ready to make her mark this year in the women’s March Madness tournament.

She’s often referred to as “Ponytail Pete” for her insane shooting range and because she recently surpassed the great “Pistol Pete” Maravich to secure the overall NCAA leading scorer for both men and women.

While many know her as the all-time leading scorer, Clark has a faith background.

She attended Dowling Catholic High School, and in a 2018 interview with the Des Moines Register, she told reporters, “We get to live our faith every day. Dowling starts every day with prayer and ends every day with prayer. This is a big reason why Dowling has such a special culture and is such a special place to go to school.”

Clark’s high school coach, Kristin Meyer, had much to say about her former athlete.

“She knows that she has some talents that other people weren’t necessarily born with, and she’s just looking to maximize them not just for herself but for her teammates, and on an even bigger scope for the fans,” Meyer told Crux.

“It’s not just about scoring a lot of points or winning; she loves playing in front of a sold out arena because she gets to entertain people and bring a smile to their face,” she continued. “For two hours she lets them have this great experience and she takes that pretty seriously, and knows that those gifts from God are an opportunity to bring joy to other people.”

But what’s even more remarkable about Clark is that she takes her job very seriously—not just basketball but also as a role model.

Clark “continues to draw strength, perspective and peace from her presence at Mass and the Gospel values instilled in her,” her family’s priest, Bishoph William Joensen, said. “She takes seriously her call to be a role model to young girls especially. And to all who mark this phenomenal achievement.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Clark:

Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark is the talk of the sports world.

Clark, who just recently broke the record for the most points scored by any female collegiate basketball player, is also on her way to scoring the most points in collegiate history for both men and women.

She also just surpassed Lynette Woodard for the most 3-pointers made in a single season.

On Thursday, Clark declared for the 2024 WNBA draft.

“While this season is far from over and we have a lot more goals to achieve, it will be my last one at Iowa. I am excited to be entering the 2024 WNBA Draft,” she posted on Instagram.

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