Elated Caitlin Clark Backs Teammate for WBCA’s 21st Coaching Program

Published 02/08/2024, 8:15 PM EST

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The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has been building outstanding trainers to lead women in athletics. For instance, Tara VenDerveer of the No. 4 Stanford Cardinals was also once a part of this program. Moreover, the Naismith Coach of the Year title holder and the coach of Iowa Hawkeyes– Lisa Bluder was also one of the members. Recently, the Iowa Hawkeyes guard Kate Martin has also been inducted into this program.

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The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Kate’s name on Monday. Following this, her teammate and close friend Caitlin Clark cannot be more happy.

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Caitlin Clark seems to have a great relationship with everyone on her roster. This is evident by the love she shares for them. After WBCA announced Kate Martin as their new program participant, the impeccable No. 22 re-shared Iowa WBB’s post on her Instagram story. She captioned the story with, “Draft her. Hire her.” The post was from Iowa’s official Instagram page. Clearly, they too are quite proud of Kate for getting into this program.

In the post, Kate Martin’s latest success was captioned as, “Coach Kate Martin has been named to the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association!” Apparently, it is not as easy to enter this program. Each candidate has to perform well in academics and contribute to women’s basketball on and off the court. They should also have a robust professional resume and their head coaches should write a recommendation for them.

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But while it’s amazing to see this impactful talent get into a program, how has she performed on the hardwood.

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Kate Martin has become an integral part of the Hawkeyes locker room. This season, she became the 32nd athlete in Iowa’s WBB history to score 500+ career rebounds and the 10th Iowa WBB player to collect 400+ career assists. Apart from this, she is also the first women athlete in Iowa’s history to bag 900+ points, 120+ steals, and 60+ blocks along with a large number of rebounds and assists.

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Kate Martin has surely proven that she has contributed in a decent manner towards her team. Further, she has also kept the Hawkeyes together in a way that only coaches can do. It is definitely an appreciative step in her life to now join the WBCA and turn her potential into something practical. Meanwhile, she is still with Iowa and amassing more points with every game.

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Shahryar Fazal

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