38 Caitlin Clark Quotes About Women's Basketball, Iowa, Success & Leadership

motivational quotes May 20, 2024
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A collection of the best Caitlin Clark quotes

Caitlin Clark is a professional basketball player in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever. She previously played for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

Clark is well known as one of the most prominent figures in women's basketball. She gained national attention for her scoring, playmaking, and shooting skills.

Her high-scoring games and passion on the court have made her one of the most exciting players to watch in women's basketball.

At Iowa, Clark was a 2x John Wooden Award winner, 2x Naismith College Player of the Year, 3x Unanimous First-team All-American, 3x NCAA season scoring and assists leader, and she lead Iowa to two straight NCAA Final Four appearances. Clark also broke the NCAA Division I women's scoring record for most points in a single season.

In 2024, Clark was drafted to the WNBA by the Indiana Fever with the first overall pick. 

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Caitlin Clark On Women's Basketball

1. "I’m all about growing the women’s game, and I’m glad I’ve given something that little girls can scream about at the top of their lungs. I can imagine when I was younger, I was doing the exact same thing watching on TV. It’s pretty fun." 



2. "I guess going forward — and I’ve talked about this with my legacy — I don’t want my legacy to be, oh, Caitlin won X amount of games or Caitlin scored X amount of points. It’s I hope it’s what I was able to do for the game of women’s basketball. I hope it is the young boys and young girls that are inspired to play this sport or dream to do whatever they want to do in their lives."

3. "Yeah, I think it’s just the people that we’ve brought together, the joy we’ve brought to people, the way people are recognizing women’s basketball as a sport. It’s fun to watch. Everybody loves it. It can be on the highest of stages. I think you see that with the viewership numbers."

4. "That’s what I always talk about is women’s basketball isn’t just suddenly good. It’s been good."

5. "I started crying while watching the video because I'm filled with so much gratitude and love…and the way these fans support women's basketball is so special."



6. "Thanks to all the great players like Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, Cynthia Cooper, the great Dawn Staley, and my basketball hero, Maya Moore. These are the women who kicked down the door so I could walk inside."

7. "I want my legacy to be the impact that I can have on young kids and the people in the state of Iowa... I was just that young girl, so all you have to do is dream and you can be in moments like this."

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Caitlin Clark Quotes About Iowa

8. On choosing Iowa: “One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. There’s not a regret in my mind of how things went. I’ll be able to sleep at night even though I never won a national championship. Everything I’ve done, there’s so much to be proud of. I don’t sit and sulk about the things that never happened.”

9. "Our fans are the best in the country."



10. "I have all the confidence in the world in this group, and they believe right back in me."

11. "All we did was believe in each other."

12. "We never hung our heads.  We just came back down every single possession and got after it."

13. "I couldn’t be more proud of our group and just the resiliency we showed all year. We’ve had a couple of tough losses, and that’s what’s made us ready for these type of moments."

14. "To be honest, like I don’t have many emotions of, like, this is the end for me. I certainly know it is, but I don’t think I can go into the game feeling that. I don’t think that would allow me to play my best."

15. "I think for myself it’s, like, I always believe in this team. I believe in the people around me. Coach Bluder is so good at building teams. So I think there was always a belief from day one of we can get back to this national title game."



16. "All we do is believe in each other and love each other to death and that’s what a true team is. If you want an example of what a team is, that’s what this team is. Coach Bluder knows how to create a team. You gotta create a culture where everybody’s valued. I’m just lucky enough to be a part of it."

17. "I think anybody who’s been to the state of Iowa knows how good women’s basketball is there. It starts at a very young age."

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Clark On Success, Fame & Reputation

18. "I think the biggest thing for myself is when you’re in the spotlight like this, there’s going to be a million different opinions on you. For as many people that are going to love you, there are going to be people that don’t like you. That’s the case with every professional athlete, men or women, playing at the highest stage."

19. "I mean, no, I don’t think so at all. I’ve played basketball at this university for four years, and for it to come down to two games and that be whether or not I’m proud of myself and proud of the way I’ve carried myself and proud of the way I’ve impacted people in their lives, I don’t think that’s a fair assessment." 



20. "A record is a record. I don’t want it to be the reason people remember me. I hope people remember me for the way I played with a smile on my face, my competitive fire. They can remember the wins but also the fun me and my teammates had together."

21. I think what I’ve been able to do over the course of my career is just focus on the opinions of the people inside our locker room. That’s what I really care about, the people that I love to death, the people that have had my back every single second of my career, have been the ones that have believed in me more than anybody.

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Quotes About Winning From Caitlin

22. "My goal is to win a national title. Plain and simple, that’s what I want to do."



23. "Obviously, my goal is for our team to go to the Final Four. I just have big goals. Honestly, I don't really care about my goals individually, as long as my team has great success and we get to the Final Four. If if that means me averaging less points, less assists, playing a few last minutes, I would totally do that. Because I mean, you got to do whatever it takes for your team to get to the Final Four. So I think more than anything, I have a lot of team goals and team success at the forefront of my mind rather than my self goals. Obviously I want to improve, whether that's on defense or less turnovers. I think those are some of the biggest ones that I knew that I needed to improve going into this next season. But I mean, the Final Four. It's simple."

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Clark On Being A Leader

24. "I think obviously, it's hard when you're only 18 years old, and kind of put into that starting point guard role. So I just think just maturing, just being more vocal, building more trust with my teammates. I think those are the biggest ones for me. I'm doing a lot of work on the outside with Coach Bluder, just being able to find that find my voice know when to say what know when not to say what? I think those are just the biggest things for me."

25. "I need to be vocal, I need to be a leader. Your point guard has to do that and I think just finding the right time to know when to lead. Obviously having Coach Bluder as my coach, somebody that's been around women's college basketball for so long, she has so many great pieces of advice. So we've had a lot of meetings, a lot of learning opportunities for myself. And, you know, I'm still growing in that area. And I think that's only gonna get better for me and help our team have more and more success."



26. "It’s something I’ve embraced, and it’s a powerful tool, like you saw. The things I can say about my teammates and truly believe and instill that confidence in them, that’s one of the coolest things as a point guard, as a leader, as a friend, as a teammate. That’s how much better you can make people by just believing in them and telling that to them, to their face."

27. "I played a super big role, not only on the court, but leadership wise, being the oldest. I think growing in that area and then taking that to Iowa because that is still an area I want to improve on and me and Coach Bluder are still working on."

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More Caitlin Clark Basketball Quotes

28. "I think the biggest thing for myself is at the beginning of my career, I thought everything I did had to be perfect, whether it was — a lot of it always relied on my shooting. I think over the course of my career I’ve been the one that’s been able to realize I’m not going to be perfect every game."



29. "You all know I was gonna shoot a logo three for the record. Come on now."

30. "I think it is a good measuring stick just to see where you stand, especially when you're going against some girls that have already turned pro and they already have that experience. So I think for myself, I think I have improved a lot. I think just a lot of things we focused on on Iowa over the over the summer, I think defensively, I had some really good moments, obviously, there's areas to improve. But if you want to be on the court in the international game, you have to play defense, you have to be physical, you have to be able to guard so I think that is just something that one I saw some improvement in but also challenged me to get better while I was there. So. But obviously there's still a lot of room for me to grow."

31. "Finding ways to get open without having the ball in your hands because honestly next year everbody's going to know who I am. So that's going to be a huge part of it. Setting screens to get open, finding ways to make it easier to get the ball in my hands."



32. "There’s going to be good games. There’s going to be bad games. But I still have to be somebody that my team can lean on in those moments. And I think also accepting I don’t have to score every single point for my team to win."

33. "I will be playing the one most of the time, but once we get moving in our offense because it is a read and react offense, I am off the ball a good amount. So just finding ways to set screens to get open. I think that makes it easier on my teammates as well, when I am playing off the ball, gives them a chance to get the ball in their hands and makes it harder on defenses. I think that goes along with scouting too. If I am playing off the ball thats just another thing that they have to scout."

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Other Motivational Caitlin Clark Quotes

34. "To me that’s really the only opinions that I’m concerned with are my teammates, my coaches, my family, the people that I want to make proud every single day."

35. "I never want to stop being coached. There is always things to learn and things to get better at."



36. "So all you have to do is dream."

37. "I definitely think that’s the biggest way I’ve matured and grown over the course of my four years is just never get rattled by things that don’t go your way. Basketball isn’t a perfect game. That’s what’s going to happen. That’s what honestly I’m the most proud of."

38. "I'm very thankful to be surrounded by so many people that have kind of been my foundation and everything that I've done since I was a young little girl."

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