April 11, 2024
Tiffany Jennings

Can Caitlin Clark be in the G.O.A.T Conversation? (1 minute read)

This was my first year following along with the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and I must say I am so impressed with how this tournament went. From the talent we have seen on the court to the major records that have been broken.

This year’s March Madness really impacted women’s sports in the best way possible.

Starting off with South Carolina and finishing the season with a perfect record is impressive. Dawn Staley has created an extraordinary team of young women who have shown the world the true power of teamwork. What they have achieved in these last two years is remarkable, and they deserve this win. UCON came close to locking in the win against Iowa in the final four rounds. Paige Bueckers played a great game and showed us why she is one of the best, but as controversial as it is, Iowa was able to secure the win at the end.

IOWA Vs. LSU, more than one record was broken during this game. The people showed up for this one, 55,000 people in the Kinnick Stadium, and the TV viewership peaked at 16 million. This has made history for women’s basketball, and I think we have Caitlin Clark to thank for this. Not only did she secure the win over LSU with her 41 points, but she also tied the NCAA single-game record with nine 3-pointers. There is no doubt Caitlin Clark has been the talk of the season. She is an incredible athlete who not only has had a record-breaking season but has also helped elevate women’s basketball to a whole new level, bringing this sport to a whole new fanbase. (Myself included)

Even though she was not able to secure a championship, I don’t think she should be excluded from the conversation of greats. She has already proven so much throughout her college career; I think you need to show her respect. She is an exceptional player, and I am excited to see her continue to develop in her career.

The draft is coming up quickly, and we have so many great players who have declared for the draft: Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, and so many other talented young women. The WNBA is stacked with great basketball players, and it is going to make for an eventful and fun 2024 season. I am excited to follow along and hopefully make it to a game this year.