Baruch women's basketball Mia Castillo shoots a free throw.

Caitlin Clark took the basketball world by storm this past year with her scoring prowess—but Baruch has its own all-star.

Junior Bearcat Mia Castillo enjoyed a remarkable 2023–24 basketball season, finishing as the NCAA Division III leader in points per game (27.4), total points (794), steals per game (5.38), total steals (156), and triple doubles (4).

She produced 23 games with 20+ or more points, including 10 games of 30+ points and one 50-point outing this past season.

And while Clark may have gained national headlines, Castillo earned some significant buzz of her own here in New York City: NY1, one of the city’s most prominent news networks, ran a feature on Castillo at the end of her successful season.

The piece focused on why Castillo chose to attend Baruch and even featured her playing one-on-one basketball with news anchor Roger Clarke in Baruch’s ARC Arena.

“In terms of the great business school that Baruch is, its location in the city…basketball was just a cherry on top,” Castillo told NY1.

The women’s basketball team finished the season with a 17–12 record, their best record in more than 10 years, and they also finished runner-up in the regional ECAC Division III Championship Tournament.

Castillo was voted the Most Valuable Player in both the local CUNY Athletic Conference and regional ECAC Division III.

Best of all: she still has one more season of competition left, and we look forward to seeing what she will accomplish next year! She is quick to note, though, that individual accomplishments pale in comparison to team success, and she told NY1 that her main goal next season is to win the CUNY Athletic Conference championship.

“That’s been my goal ever since I started here, and that’s one thing I really have left to accomplish,” she said.


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