Caitlin Clark had one of the most impressive offensive runs in the recent history of women’s basketball. Ever since she was a little girl competing in AAU tournaments and playing varsity basketball, the 20-year-old has always outperformed everybody on the court. So much so that today, despite losing the title to the LSU Tigers in the NCAA Finals, she still got invited to the White House.
The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden was so impressed by the Iowa Hawkeyes’ game on Sunday, that she wanted to invite them to the White House as well. However, Caitlin Clark was humble enough to allow the LSU Tigers to celebrate their moment right away. Clark declined the offer to visit the White House as the runner-up in the tournament. The losing teams are usually not invited.
“I don’t think runner-ups usually go to the White House. I think LSU should enjoy that moment for them.”
— ESPN (@espn) April 4, 2023
When asked if she wanted to go as a runner-up, she told ESPN, “I don’t know. I don’t think runner-ups usually go to the White House. I think LSU should enjoy that moment for them… maybe I can go to the White House on different terms though.” Clark even appreciated the Tigers for their performance and felt that they fully deserved to be in the position they are in right now. They appreciated Jill Biden for attending the game to extend her support.
Caitlin Clark wins hearts despite losing the NCAA trophy
It was a tough loss for the Hawkeyes’ point guard and her wonderful team. The Tigers beat them 102-85 as Iowa had comparatively struggled to put up shots. LSU had Angel Reese score a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds along with three other Tigers scoring over 20 points. They even outrebounded the Hawkeyes which worked in their favor of them.
Caitlin Clark continued to put on a show with her extremely powerful offense being displayed in all its glory. She managed to score 30 points for Iowa along with 8 assists. Clark often gets compared to Stephen Curry for having the most versatile shots and for simply dominating the floor. Even before the finals, the Iowa native scored back-to-back 40-point games, setting a new record during the final four brackets.
“I want my legacy to be the impact that I have on young kids and the people in the state of Iowa.
I hope I brought them a lot of joy this season.”
-Caitlin Clark pic.twitter.com/LfmnVamTXC
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 2, 2023
Caitlin did not take the NCAA Championship home, but she walked away knowing she was still the best player on the court. She broke the record for most points scored in the NCAA tournament with 191 points. The previous record holder was Sheryl Swoopes who scored 175 points back in the 90s. The record was held for over two decades. Clark will certainly have a few more years left to redeem herself as she can only be drafted in 2024 by the WNBA.