Iowa Women’s Basketball Team Reaches Major Milestone Thanks To Caitlin Clark

Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star Caitlin Clark

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The Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team is coming off its most successful season in the history of the program, and while they may have come up short against LSU in the national championship game, their performance has still had a major impact on season ticket sales for the upcoming campaign.

Basketball is obviously a team sport, but the Hawkeyes can credit a very large chunk of last season’s success to Caitlin Clark, the standout point guard who went on an absolute tear over the course of the NCAA Tournament and not only found herself thrust into the national spotlight but immortalized as a butter sculpture at the Iowa State Fair.

Clark won virtually every major award a women’s basketball player can secure thanks to her stellar play during her junior year, and there’s a good chance she would’ve declared for the WNBA Draft if not for a rule that requires players to be at least 22 years old before they make they leap.

The scoring machine won’t hit that mark until midway through the 2023-24 season, so she’ll be heading back to campus for her senior year—and it’s safe to say she can expect some very sizeable crowds to gather at Carver-Hawkeye Arena when she embarks on her quest to bring a title back to Iowa City during what will be her last dance with Iowa.

On Monday, the Hawkeyes women’s basketball team announced the program has sold out its entire allotment of season tickets for the upcoming campaign close to three months before Clark and Co. are set to officially kick things off.

According to KCCI, this marks the first time the program has seen its supply of season tickets sell out since the team was formed in 1974, so it’s safe to say The Caitlin Clark Effect is very, very real.