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Caitlin Clark Becomes All-Time NCAA Division I Scoring Leader

Clark and her team, the Iowa Hawkeyes, won their game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday as she made history

<p>Maddie Meyer/Getty ; The Marketing Arm</p> Caitlin Clark and her custom vest made by Kristin Juszczyk

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Caitlin Clark and her custom vest made by Kristin Juszczyk

The NCAA Division I has a new all-time scoring leader in basketball!

University of Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark surpassed the late Louisiana State University (LSU) basketball player “Pistol” Pete Maravich to achieve the feat during the Iowa Hawkeyes' final regular-season game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday.

She's now the highest all-time basketball scorer in NCAA Division I basketball, having logged more points than any other man or woman.

<p>Matthew Holst/Getty</p> Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes

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Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Maravich scored 3,667 points during his tenure with the LSU Tigers from 1967 to 1970, ESPN reported. Heading into Sunday's game, Clark, 22, needed 18 points to best Maravich's record, which she scored in the first half of the game.

Clark ended the game against the Buckeyes with 35 points. Her collegiate career scoring record now stands at 3,685 career points.

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<p>Matthew Holst/Getty</p> The Iowa Hawkeyes' Caitlin Clark plays against the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 15, 2024

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The Iowa Hawkeyes' Caitlin Clark plays against the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 15, 2024

The college senior is eligible to play another season in the division, but she announced on Thursday that she would forgo another season and instead declare for the 2024 WNBA draft.

Clark's popularity has reached such a fever pitch that NFL apparel designer Kristin Juszczyk recently designed a surprise vest for her.

"It's really crazy to think about," Clark said in a press conference clip shared by ESPN after the game, when asked to reflect on the new record she set. "Honestly, if you would have told me that before my college career started, I would've laughed in your face and been like, 'No, you're insane.'

During the press conference, she also said she doesn't want her legacy to be her records.

<p>Matthew Holst/Getty</p> Caitlin Clark

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Caitlin Clark

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"A record is a record. I don't want that to be the reason people remember me," she said. "I hope people remember me for the way I played with a smile on my face, my competitive fire. Sure, they can remember the wins but also just like the fun me and my teammates had together."

Along with setting the new scoring record, Clark had nine assists and six rebounds during Sunday's game, which Iowa won with a score of 93-83.

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