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Ogunbowale, Diggins-Smith, Earn All-WNBA Honors

Arike nabs spot on First Team in second season

NEW YORK – Two Notre Dame women’s basketball alumnae earned All-WNBA honors over the weekend. 2019 graduate Arike Ogunbowale received a First Team nod, while 2013 graduate Skylar Diggins-Smith landed on the Second Team.

Ogunbowale earned her first All-WNBA award in just her second season. The Milwaukee native averaged a league-leading 22.8 points per game, thus claiming the 2020 WNBA Peak Award for scoring.

A 2019 WNBA All-Rookie Team selection, Ogunbowale scored at least 14 points in every game this season. She also recorded four games with at least 30 points, including a career-high of 39 against the Washington Mystics on Sept. 6.

Next, Diggins-Smith collected her fourth All-WNBA honor, previously being named in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The 5-9 guard, who did not play in 2019 following the birth of her son, averaged 17.7 points (seventh in the WNBA) and 4.2 assists (10th).

In honor of their accomplishments, each member of the All-WNBA First Team will receive $10,300 and each member of the Second Team will receive $5,150.

Below are the voting results for the 2020 All-WNBA Teams.

2020 ALL-WNBA FIRST TEAM

Position         Player, Team                                    1st Team     2nd Team      Total

Forward         A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas                         47                 0              235

Center            Candace Parker, Los Angeles            47                 0              235

Forward         Breanna Stewart, Seattle                     46                 1              233

Guard             Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago         43                 3              224

Guard             Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas                   29                 15           190

2020 ALL-WNBA SECOND TEAM

Position         Player, Team                                    1st Team     2nd Team      Total

Guard             Diana Taurasi, Phoenix                       12                 30           150

Forward         DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut          3                   40           135

Forward         Napheesa Collier, Minnesota             0                   41           123

Guard             Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix           4                   27           101

Center            Myisha Hines-Allen, Washington       0                   20           60

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