Women’s Basketball All-Time Scoring Record Approaches for Caitlin Clark: The Countdown

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark is getting close to Kelsey Plum’s all-time record of 3,527 points in women’s basketball.

This season, the Hawkeyes star has scored 3,389 points and is averaging 32.0 points per game.

On February 15, she has a good chance of surpassing Plum’s record against Michigan.

Jan. 27 saw Clark, the AP player of the year the previous year, score 38 points in a victory over Nebraska. In addition, she grabbed 10 rebounds and disheveled 6 assists.

During the game against Northwestern on Wednesday night, Clark has the opportunity to pass Jackie Stiles (3,393) of Missouri State and Kelsey Mitchell (3,402) of Ohio State to take second place on the all-time scoring list. Clark would also get Mitchell’s Big Ten scoring record if he were to pass him.

In her career, Clark has scored 40 points or more 11 times, including three this year.

With 958 assists overall and eighth place all-time, Clark is also getting close to 1,000 career assists. She is dishing out 7.1 assists per contest on average. She trails former Providence standout Shanya Evans by 29 assists for seventh place, and Niya Johnson by 30 assists for sixth place. With 1,307, Penn State’s Suzie McConnell holds the NCAA record.

Following her stellar four years at Washington (2013–17), Plum now holds the women’s record. Pete Maravich of LSU finished with 3,667 points to become the all-time leading scorer in college basketball. Freshmen were not permitted to play on varsity teams in 1967–1970, and he accomplished this feat in just three seasons (1967–1970) without a 3-point line.