Clark Named WNBA Rookie of the Month For May

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark was named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for May, the league announced today. Clark is the third player in franchise history to receive Rookie of the Month honors joining Aliyah Boston (May, June and August 2023) and Natalie Achonwa (June 2015).

Through the first month of regular season games, Clark led all 2024 rookies in scoring (17.6 ppg), field goals made (46), 3-point field goals made (24), free throws made (42), assists (6.6 per game) and minutes played (33.0 mpg). Among all players in May, Clark was tied for first in the WNBA with Diana Taurasi in 3-point field goals made, second in assists (59) and tied for second in free throws made.  Clark became the third player in WNBA history, joining Candace Parker and Sabrina Ionescu, with 100+ points, 30+ rebounds and 30+ assists in her first six career games.

Caitlin Clark drives to the hoop during the Indiana Fever’s 71-70 win over the Chicago Sky. Photo by Kevin Walker

On May 28, Clark’s first 30-point scoring effort against the Los Angeles Sparks was the 27th time a Fever player scored more than 30 points in a regular season game. Clark’s 20 points in the regular season opener on May 14 at the Connecticut Sun was the second most points by a Fever rookie in a debut game, behind only Tamika Catchings.