Iowa officially retire Caitlin Clark’s iconic jersey

Caitlin Clark had an incredible journey with the Iowa Hawkeyes, making them reach consecutive NCAA championship games over her four seasons. Her time with the Hawkeyes has ended, and she is now set to start with Indiana Fever jersey in the WNBA.

The University of Iowa has officially declared they are retiring Clark’s jersey. Starting from the 2024-25 season, the No. 22 shirt will be hung up for good, never to be worn again. While the details of the jersey retirement ceremony are yet to be finalized, it’s anticipated to occur in the upcoming season.

“It’s super incredible, something I’m very thankful for. There’s been a lot of good 22s who have come before me and played for this program, whether it was Kathleen Doyle or Sam Logic. That number holds a lot of weight, far beyond me. I’m really grateful, and it will be a special day when it happens,” Clark said during Iowa’s end-of-season celebration ceremony.

Caitlin Clark’s jersey was retired by Iowa as she became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history with 3,951 points. Greatest basketball player in Iowa college basketball history after Don Nelson, B.J. Armstrong, Keegan Murray, and Luka Garza, she is also the all-time leader in assists, with around 1,144 assists.

How much is Nike paying Caitlin Clark with a historic shoe contract?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Caitlin Clark is about to make a massive deal with Nike, which could be around $28 million for eight years. This big contract is a major milestone for Clark before she plays for the Indiana Fever.

Nike had tough competition from other brands competing for Clark’s endorsement. Puma dropped out quickly when agents pushed for at least $3 million annually. Adidas and Under Armour also tried but couldn’t match Nike’s offer.

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