March 27, 2018
ST. LOUIS – The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four is not the only four Notre Dame junior guard Arike Ogunbowale is celebrating this week. On Tuesday afternoon, the United State Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) named Ogunbowale a Second Team All-American, which stands as her fourth All-America honor this season.
Ogunbowale previously was awarded Second Team All-America by USA Today, espnW and the Associated Press.
The Milwaukee native enters this weekend’s championship festivities with the highest scoring average of any Final Four player during the NCAA Tournament. Ogunbowale has averaged 25.0 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting, to go with her 95.7 percent mark (22-of-23) from the free-throw line, over the four-game stretch. Ogunbowale has also been getting it done on the boards, averaging 6.3 rebounds as well.
All-in-all, Ogubnowale is averaging 20.7 points per game, which currently stands as the program record for scoring average for a single season, along with ranking 18th in the nation. Ogunbowale has also produced more 20-point scoring games than any other Irish player in a single season with 24.
Ogunbowale and the rest of the Irish hit the road to Columbus on Wednesday before returning to the hardwood on Friday, March 30, for a 9:30 p.m. ET showdown with UConn.
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