The Caltech women's basketball team has reached a significant milestone in the 2023-24 season, tying its program record with six conference wins. The nine-win season was marked by numerous statistical feats and individual records and marked the third consecutive year of eight or more wins and five or more conference wins.

Caltech led the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in steals with an average of 11.32 per game and ranked second in points allowed with 62.7 per game. Their offensive prowess was evident in their second-place finishes in three-pointers made and turnover differential.

Junior guard forward Kathryn Edwards emerged as a standout player, earning First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors for the second consecutive season. It was the seventh consecutive season a Caltech player earned All-Conference honors and the fifth consecutive season she was named a First Team selection. Edwards set a program record by averaging 19.0 points per game and led the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in blocks during conference play.

Edwards also ranked second in the conference in steals (2.9/game), third in points (18.4/game), eighth in rebounds (8.5/game) and ninth in field goal percentage (.420). Senior guard Hope Arnett led the conference in steals, averaging 3.6 per game. Arnett, Edwards, Kodie Vondra and Saumya Chauhan each ranked in the top 15 in 3-pointers made among all conference players.

“Today's performance was the epitome of Caltech basketball,” said head coach Annie Tarakchian after a remarkable win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. “Our motto this year is together and tough, and we fully embraced that tonight.”

Caltech's season was marked by several key victories, including a 64-48 victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and a 70-58 overtime win over Austin College. The team also secured victories against top conference opponents such as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Whittier College.

Edwards achieved significant milestones throughout the season, surpassing 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her third year, and her accomplishments contributed to overall team success and individual recognition.

Senior guard Milan Robinson was honored as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Defensive Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performance. At the end of the academic year, Arnett was awarded the Director's Award at the 2024 Caltech Student-Athlete Celebration.

Coach Tarakchian was pleased with the team's progress throughout the season. “One game better than last year's conference record. Our goal is to keep getting better in our program and to represent the Caltech name strongly,” she said.

As the team looks ahead to the 2024-25 season, it will have to deal with the loss of four graduates. However, with the return of key players and an impressive class, Caltech looks to build on this season's success.

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