June 25, 2024

Caitlin Clark will soon find a new team. The star point guard has worn Iowa yellow for the past four years, but tonight, she’ll appear at the 2024 WNBA draft, where she’ll likely be selected first by the Indiana Fever.

Caitlin just capped off her season with an appearance in the women’s March Madness national championship, where she and the Hawkeyes lost to South Carolina 87-75. But her family was there to cheer her on the entire time. (Her parents never miss a game, per KCRG-TV9.)

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer comes from a line of sports enthusiasts.

According to the Hawkeyes’ website (via Heavy), “Eleven of Clark’s family members have played collegiate sports. This includes her dad, brother, and even her first cousin.

We were always involved in sports and, at home, we were always around sports, Caitlin’s older brother Blake told the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

We watched sports at night—whether we would go to Drake [University] and watch basketball games, or watch cousins play their basketball games or tournaments. When you’re just around something that much, it’s what you do, too.

Caitlin’s parents, Brent and Anne Nizzi-Clark, raised their children—Blake, Caitlin, and Colin—in West Des Moines, Iowa, where all three children attended Dowling Catholic high school. Caitlin is the second-born child.

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