Ogunbowale Adds AAU Sullivan Award Semifinalist to Resume

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The prestigious AAU Sullivan Award named Notre Dame senior guard Arike Ogunbowale as one of its 30 semifinalists this week. The AAU Sullivan Award has been given out since 1930 to the nation’s best amateur athlete. Ogunbowale becomes the first AAU Award semifinalist since Skylar Diggins-Smith six years ago.
Based on the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism, the AAU Sullivan Award goes far beyond athletic accomplishments and honors those who have shown strong moral character.
Voting for the semi-finalist round of the 89th AAU James E. Sullivan Award is now open and will close on Friday, March 15, at midnight ET. Family, friends and fans can vote once per day, by following the link here: https://aausports.wyng.com/AAUSullivanAwardSemifinalists
“Celebrating amateurism is an important part of our sport and I’m extremely honored to be a semifinalist for the AAU Award,” Ogunbowale stated. “I am proud to be recognized alongside such a strong field of amateur athletes. My hope is to continue to be a strong advocate for the sport of women’s basketball and be a role model for the generation of young women to come.”
Just in the past 72 hours, Ogunbowale has been named an AAU Sullivan Award semifinalist, a Dawn Staley Award finalist, an Ann Meyers Drysdale Award finalist for best shooting guard in the country and on the Wooden Award National Ballot.
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