Iowa Honors The Hawkeye Women’s Basketball Team

Iowa fans gathered at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to honor the Hawkeye women’s basketball team that lost in the NCAA Championship game to South Carolina. It was their second straight runner-up finish and closed a two year run that featured record crowds and television ratings.

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder who has led the Hawkeyes to back-to-back Final Fours.

Bluder says record television ratings on seven different networks made this team an example for kids across the country.

Bluder thanked the fans for their support and wants to see the arena sold out in the future.

During the ceremony Iowa athletic director Beth Goets announced Caitlin Clark’s number-22 jersey will be retired.

Clark on her number being retired.

Clark signed with Iowa hoping to take the program to new heights. She ends her career as college basketball’s all-time leading scorer and a two-time National Player of the Year.

Clark is expected to be the top pick in Monday night’s WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever.