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Caitlin Clark not ready to be crowned the GOAT

Ella Wachtel
Although Caitlin Clark is an amazing athlete and contributes a lot to women’s basketball, she isn’t ready to be crowned as the GOAT.

There have been discussions for a while that have raised questions about Caitlin Clark’s status as the greatest of all time in women’s college basketball. Despite her outstanding scoring ability, some people think she falls short of being the GOAT.

Womens basketball fans argue carrying your team to the championship is crucial to being given the GOAT title which Caitlin hasn’t achieved yet.

“Everyone has their own definition of what a ‘GOAT’ is. But to me. To be the GOAT of college basketball, it’s not just what you can do offensively or defensively … it’s how many championships you have won. It’s a big part of it. To me, she is probably the greatest offensive player of all time,” said Doug Feinberg via sportsnaut.

Determining the GOAT in women’s college basketball involves weighing various ideas such as individual statistics, championships won, overall impact on the game, and career longevity. Women who fit these titles include  Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, and Maya Moore.

Diana Taurasi is frequently cited as the GOAT due to her remarkable college career at UConn, where she won three national championships and was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player twice. 

Taurasi’s ability to perform under pressure, her leadership, and her performances set her apart. After college, her success continued in the WNBA and internationally.

Caitlin Clark, while an amazing offensive talent and record-holder, has yet to secure a national championship. Her scoring ability and influence on the game is significant, but without team success that players like Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, and Maya Moore had, having the GOAT title is debatable.

While extraordinary, Clark may need to add a WNBA title to her resume to be considered as the GOAT. As of now, Taurasi’s combination of achievements and professional success makes her the most frequently cited “GOAT” in women’s college basketball.

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