Caitlin Clark of Iowa Hawkeyes in front of points record and WNBA

You shouldn’t always completely believe the stories that parents tell about their offspring who are really, one would have to say (mostly: man) extremely gifted in sports. But this one is too beautiful not to carry.

Men are explicitly included here

So: Brent Clark coached a group of second-graders to a basketball state championship in Iowa. Part, no, leader of the gang: his daughter Caitlin. That caused trouble. At the opponent. Girls had no place on boys’ teams, he complained. The reason: Caitlin Clark was too good. The opponent had no chance.

Today Caitlin Clark is 22 years old, wears number 22 for the Iowa Hawkeyes college team, and not a week goes by without headlines about the female basketball player of the year (this explicitly includes men). On Thursday, Caitlin Clark announced that she would end her college career after three instead of four years in favor of the WNBA professional league after this season.

Jürgen Kalwa, New York Published/Updated: Recommendations: 6 Published/Updated: Christopher Meltzer, Munich Published/Updated: Recommendations: 2

By then, she will become the varsity player who has scored more points than anyone else. Caitlin Clark is at 3650 with 18 to go before she has surpassed Pete Maravich. The only man still standing in front of her. It should happen on Sunday.

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