March 26, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s basketball junior guard Arike Ogunbowale continues to get recognized as one of the game’s best. On Monday, the Associated Press announced its All-America Team with Ogunbowale earning Second Team honors.
Ogunbowale becomes the 17th different Irish player to earn AP All-America distinction. In fact, a Notre Dame player has been named an AP All-American for nine consecutive years.
The Milwaukee native also picks up her third All-America award this season, previously honored by espnW and USA Today. All-in-all, Ogunbowale becomes the 20th different All-American in program history.
Ogunbowale averages a team best 20.8 points per game, which also ranks 18th in the nation. The junior is currently riding the best stretch of her career, recording five straight games with 20-plus points. In fact, Ogunbowale has shattered the Notre Dame single season record for 20-point games, as she is now up to 24 on the year.
Ogunbowale has certainly shone brightest here on the big stage, averaging 27.0 points on 48.4 percent shooting during the NCAA Tournament. Ogunbowale is also averaging 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists during the three-game stretch as well.
Ogunbowale and the rest of the No. 1 Fighting Irish will look to punch their ticket to the 2018 Women’s Final Four tonight at 9 p.m. ET vs No. 2 Oregon on ESPN.
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