Iowa women's basketball all-time Final Four history

The Iowa women's basketball team has had a long history in the NCAA Women's Tournament, but the number of Final Fours they have been in might surprise you.
Apr 4, 2024; Cleveland, OH, USA; The NCAA Women's Final Four and team logo at midcourt at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
Apr 4, 2024; Cleveland, OH, USA; The NCAA Women's Final Four and team logo at midcourt at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa women's basketball seems to be all anyone can talk about nowadays. Caitlin Clark has put the Hawkeyes on the map and she has no plans of stopping now.

The Hawkeyes are still dancing after beating the LSU Tigers in the Elite Eight in what was one of the most anticipated games this tournament. Clark was integral in the Hawkeyes wearing down the Tigers as she scored 41 points, hit nine threes, and added 12 assists to end her night.

Thanks to an offensive explosion not just from Clark, but from the whole team, Iowa is in the Final Four for the second straight year. Not only are the Hawkeyes in back-to-back Final Fours, but this is just the second time ever Iowa women's basketball made it to the Final Four.

The only other time Iowa came close to the Final Four was back in 2019 when they made it to the Elite Eight, but were knocked out by the Baylor Bears, who would go on to win the championship that year. That was the last time Iowa played without Clark for an NCAA Tournament.

With this being Iowa's second Final Four in program history, here is a look at last year's Final Four and how the Hawkeyes faired.

March 31, 2023. Iowa WBB. 73. . 77. 483. . . 533

Clark and the Hawkeyes were getting ready to face Goliath. The South Carolina Gamecocks were undefeated, 36-0, heading into the Final Four. Iowa was the 2-seed South Carolina was the 1-seed and everyone had the Gamecocks favored. Clark did exactly what everyone thought she would, she dropped 41 points with eight assists and six rebounds. She ended the game by scoring Iowa's final 13 points to give the Hawkeyes the lead and the win. Iowa in their first-ever Final Four punched their ticket to their first-ever National Championship. The Hawkeyes would go on to lose to LSU in the championship.

Iowa will now get ready for their second Final Four, this time as the 1-seed they will take on the UConn Huskies. The storyline highlighting this game is superstar Clark vs superstar Paige Bueckers. The game is Friday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET.