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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/16/2024, Last updated: 4/16/2024
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Two Big Ten Student-Athletes Earn CSC Academic All-America Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Iowa’s Caitlin Clark was named Academic All-America Team Member of the Year and was joined on the first team by Indiana’s Mackenzie Holmes, the College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced Tuesday.

Clark, a marketing major, is the seventh student-athlete to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons and is on the first team for the third time in her career. She paced the nation in 10 offensive categories, including points (31.6) and assists (8.9) per game. The all-time leading scorer in college basketball history led Iowa to its second straight national championship appearance. Clark is the first Division I player to post 1,000+ points in consecutive seasons and the only Big Ten women’s basketball standout to sweep the national player of the year awards twice.

With the distinction, Holmes became Indiana’s seventh Academic All-America selection and first-ever two-time first team honoree. She graduated in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies before pursuing her master’s degree. Holmes finished her career as the Hoosiers’ all-time leading scorer and winningest player. She was also tabbed as a USBWA and AP All-American this season.

Clark and Holmes both recently took part in the 2024 WNBA Draft. Clark was the No. 1 overall pick by the Indiana Fever, while Holmes was drafted in the third round at No. 26 by the Seattle Storm.

The full list of Division I Women's Basketball Academic All-Americans can be found here.