Who are Caitlin Clark's parents? Internet hails Iowa Hawkeyes player after record 8th triple-double

Who are Caitlin Clark's parents? Internet hails Iowa Hawkeyes player after record 8th triple-double
Caitlin Clark's latest achievement is being hailed as she now has the third-most triple-doubles in Division I history (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, OHIO: Caitlin Clark played what is being considered one of the best games of her career on Monday, January 23, in Columbus, Ohio, leading the Iowa Hawkeyes with 28 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for the eighth triple-double of her college career. Clark's latest achievement is being hailed as she now has the third-most triple-doubles in Division I history, trailing Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (26 from 2017 to 2020) and Lamar's Chastadie Barrs (nine from 2016 to 2019). Ohio State was just 4-of-25 from 3-point range.

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"I think it's meaningful, and when I'm able to do that, it puts my team in a really good position to win," Clark said of getting a triple-double, according to ESPN. "That's just kind of what I pride myself in, being able to do a lot of different things on the basketball court for my team. I think it makes me really versatile, hard to guard."

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Clark was born on January 22, 2002, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Anne Nizzi-Clark and Brent Clark. She was reportedly raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. Besides basketball, she also played softball, volleyball, soccer and tennis as a child. She has two siblings, Blake and Colin.

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Who are Caitlin Clark's parents?

Anne Nizzi-Clark is of Italian descent and the daughter of former Dowling football coach Bob Nizzi. Speaking of her mom, Clark had said in the past, "My mom always taught me that you’ve just got to move on. Only focus on the small circle you have around you. The team is around you every single day. They know the true person you are, the competitive spirit you have." Brent Clark, on the other hand, played basketball and baseball at Simpson College.

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“I grew up playing with the boys,” Caitlin said. “My parents never told me I couldn’t do anything. If you want to, OK go get it. I got picked on by my two brothers and boy cousins. My parents told me, “You can’t cry. You’ve just got to be tougher'," Clark has earlier said

'Great players raise everyone else up'

Clark is being hailed on social media for her brilliant performance. "Great players raise everyone else up. When that starts the skys the limit. The universe reveals a path to pace and flow!" one user wrote on Twitter. "She is the greatest all around female player of all time," said another. One said, "Stop everything and watch Caitlin Clark folks. Triple double tonight. Best player in the country."

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"Triple double … on the road. Darn good. Really good," one user said, while another wrote, "wow! she lit. idk how far the team will go, but she a hooper." "A triple double in college is pretty wild," one user wrote. 

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