Clark surpasses NCAA scoring record set by ‘Pistol’ Pete, making history

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Lynette Woodard, who played at Kansas before playing with Team USA and the Harlem Globetrotters,
Lynette Woodard, who played at Kansas before playing with Team USA and the Harlem Globetrotters,
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark, the standout player from Iowa, has now claimed multiple scoring records in NCAA women’s basketball. Not only does she hold the major college basketball women’s scoring record, but she has also surpassed “Pistol” Pete Maravich to become the all-time leading scorer in both men’s and women’s basketball. This season has been filled with scoring milestones for Clark, who recently announced her decision to forgo her fifth year of eligibility and enter the WNBA draft. Lynette Woodard, who played for Kansas from 1977-1981, previously held the major college basketball women’s scoring record with 3,649 points. However, the NCAA does not officially recognize this record as it was set during a time when women’s college sports were governed by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. With her 33 points on February 28th, Clark surpassed Woodard’s record and now has 3,650 career points. Coach Lisa Bluder described this achievement as the “real record.” In addition to breaking the women’s career scoring record, Clark also set the NCAA women’s single-season 3-point record during the game against Minnesota. “Pistol” Pete Maravich is the all-time NCAA scoring leader for men with 3,667 points. Maravich achieved this feat in just three seasons from 1967-1970, as freshmen were not allowed to play on varsity teams during that time. Clark needed 18 points in the game against Ohio State to surpass Maravich’s record. She accomplished this with two free throws near the end of the first half, solidifying her position as the most prolific scorer in NCAA history. Jaeson Maravich, the eldest son of “Pistol” Pete Maravich, commended Clark for her incredible accomplishments and described her playing style and appearance as reminiscent of his Hall-of-Fame father. While he supports Clark, he also considers her career scoring total to be separate from that of his father. It’s worth noting that the overall collegiate scoring record is believed to be he

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