Women's Basketball



NCAA National Championship: ND WBB 61, Mississippi State 58 (USATSI)

For the second time in program history, the Notre Dame women's basketball team are your NCAA National Champions.


NCAA Final Four: ND WBB vs. UConn (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish pulled off a 91-89 overtime victory over the top-ranked and unbeaten Huskies in the national semis.


NCAA Elite Eight: ND WBB vs. Oregon (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Ducks in the Spokane Regional Final with a trip to the Women's Final Four on the line.


NCAA Sweet 16: ND WBB vs. Texas A&M (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish take on the Aggies in Spokane in a regional semifinal.


No. 1-seed Notre Dame vs. CSUN - NCAA Tournament First Round

Notre Dame takes on Cal State Northridge in the First Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

• Naismith Trophy Top-30
• NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Performer
• NCAA All-Regional Team
• WBCA All-Region Team
• ACC All-Tournament First-Team
• EspnW National Player of the Week (11/21/16)
• Preseason WNIT Tournament MVP
• ACC Player of the Week (11/14/16)
• Naismith Trophy Watch List

• ACC All-Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon & Coaches)
• ACC All-Academic Team
• ACC Rookie of the Week (12/14/15)

Points: 32 (vs Ohio State, 3/24/17)
Rebounds: 10, 3x (last vs RMU, 3/17/17)
Field Goals: 12, 2x (last vs Ohio State, 3/24/17)
Field Goals Attempted: 22 (vs Ohio State, 3/24/17)
Three-Point Field Goals: 5, 5x (last vs Duke, 3/5/17)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 9, 2x (last vs Duke, 3/5/17)
Free-Throws: 8, 2x (last vs Purdue, 3/19/17)
Free-Throws Attempted: 10, 2x (last at TCU, 12/12/15)
Assists: 6 (at Virginia Tech, 2/2/17)
Steals: 4, 2x (last at Boston College, 1/19/17)
Blocks: 1, 8x (last vs Purdue, 3/19/17)
Minutes: 40 (vs Purdue, 3/19/17)

Double-figure scoring games: 52
20-point games: 8
30-point games: 2
Double-doubles: 3

• Started 36 of the 37 games played, averaging 19.3 minutes
• Finished the season ranked 13th in the ACC in field goal percentage (.449) and fifth in total points (588).
• Was 10th in the conference in points per game (15.9) and 15th in three-point field goals made (64)
• Saw only six games without scoring in double figures
• Recorded three double-doubles
• Kicked off her sophomore campaign with a 30-point performance in win over Central Michigan in the Preseason WNIT on Nov. 11. Shot an impressive 12-of-13 form the field
• Was named EspnW Player of the Week on Nov. 21 after averaging 19.5 points per game in the WNIT Preseason tournament
• Earned Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player honors after scoring a team-high 17 points with five rebounds, four steals and three assists in the championship game versus Washington on Nov. 20
• Flirted with a double-double against TCU scoring 19 points and snatching seven rebounds on Nov. 26
• Went 4-for-4 from the behind the arc against Virginia on Jan. 29, finishing with 21 points
• Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points against Virginia Tech on Feb. 2 when she collected a career-high 10 rebounds and a career-high six assists
• Continued to shine against Louisville on Feb. 6, playing 31 minutes while knocking down 22 points
• Notched 21 points and 5 rebounds in the ACC Championship game against Duke in route to a ACC Championship Title
• Picked up her third career double-double with 15 points and tied her career high of 10 rebounds against Robert Morris on March 17 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
• Played a career-high 40 minutes and recorded 18 points and nine rebounds in the team’s overtime win vs Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 19
• Scored a career-high 32 points and gathered nine rebounds in the NCAA Sweet 16 win over Ohio State on March 24

• Played all 35 games and averaged 19.3 minutes per contest
• Ranked 26th in ACC in scoring (11.4 ppg - fifth among freshmen)
• Joined classmate Marina Mabrey (10.7 ppg) as first bench duo in program history to post double-figure scoring averages in same season
• Also just the second pair of freshmen in program history to score in double digits in same season (first was 1981-82 when Mary Beth Schueth averaged 13.0 ppg and Carrie Bates averaged 12.4 ppg)
• Had highest season scoring average by a Notre Dame reserve since 2002-03
• Ranked fourth among ACC freshmen with 22 double-figure scoring games, including 11 games with at least 15 points
• Ranked 14th in ACC in free-throw percentage (.768) and 20th in scoring (12.6 ppg) during league play
• Averaged 10.8 ppg and shot .500 from three-point range vs. Top-25 teams
• Made college debut in reserve role against Bucknell, collecting nine points in 17 minutes 
• Piled up 16 points and a game-best eight rebounds at Valparaiso on Nov. 23
• Registered 10 points, five rebounds and two steals in win over No. 10/12 Ohio State on Dec. 2
• Dropped in 12 points (3-for-4 3FG) at No. 1 UConn on Dec. 5
• Tallied 16 points (7-12 FG) in 14 minutes against No. 18/17 DePaul on Dec. 9
• Led team with 21 points (7-for-12 FG) at TCU on Dec. 12
• Shared team-high scoring honors with 14 points in Big Monday win over No. 18/15 Tennessee on Jan. 18
• Logged game-high 18 points (5-for-8 FG), six rebounds and two steals in win over No. 19/17 Miami on Feb. 14
• Registered team-high 14 points in ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Duke
• Picked up 11 points and game-high seven rebounds in NCAA Championship first-round victory over North Carolina A&T 

• Graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Career per-game statistical averages of 22.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals with .544 field-goal percentage and .389 three-point percentage
• Scored 2,240 points in her career, good for sixth on Wisconsin all-time scoring list
• As a senior in 2014-15, averaged 27.2 points (second in state), 9.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game with three double-doubles, pacing DSHA to a 25-2 record, Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division I state championship and Greater Metro Conference title
• Scored 763 total points, tying for seventh-highest single-season performance in state history 
• Posted eight 30-point games, including a school-record 55 points in state semifinal win over Middleton
• As a junior, averaged 22.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game with 19 double-doubles while leading her team to a 20-5 record and Greater Metro Conference title
• As a sophomore, paced Divine Savior Holy Angels to a 21-4 record and a spot in WIAA Division I sectional semifinals as well as a runner-up finish in the Greater Metro Conference
• As a freshman, helped her school to a 17-6 record and a second-place finish in the Greater Metro Conference while collecting 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 steals with seven double-doubles, shooting 46.3 percent from the field as well as 34.3 percent from the three-point line
• Holds Divine Savior Holy Angels single-season school records for points, rebounds and fewest turnovers (12 in 2012-13)
• Played AAU basketball for Minnesota North Tartan club and head coach Greg Dietel
• Also played on AAU circuit for Wisconsin’s Playground Elite, helping club to 2011 AAU Under-15 national championship

• 2015 McDonald’s High School All-America selection (just the third Wisconsin native ever to earn McDonald’s All-America status)
• Finalist for 2015 Morgan Wootten Award
• Played in 2015 Jordan Brand Classic
• 2015 Parade All-American
• 2015 USA Today All-USA Second Team choice
• 2015 Naismith Trophy second-team All-American
• 2015 WBCA All-American
• Three-time Gatorade Wisconsin High School Player of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
• Three-time Associated Press Wisconsin High School Player of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
• 2015 USA Today Wisconsin Player of the Year
• 2015 Wisconsin Miss Basketball
• Four-time USA Today All-USA Wisconsin First Team pick (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Four-time Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division I All-State First Team choice (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Three-time Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Area Player of the Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
• Four-time Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel All-Area First Team (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Four-time Greater Metro Conference Most Valuable Player (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Ranked No. 4 in Class of 2015 by All-Star Girls Report
• Ranked No. 5 by Prospects Nation & No. 6 by Blue Star Basketball
• Ranked No. 10 (five-star player) by espnW Hoopgurlz/Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report

• Five-time USA Basketball medalist (four gold, one silver)
• USA Basketball teams have a combined 44-2 (.957) record with Ogunbowale on the roster
• Most recently, led the U23 USA squad to the Four Nations Tournament title after a 3-0 sweep over Australia, Canada and Japan. Ogunbowale averaged 8.3 ppg with a team-high marks of 17 points and four steals vs Canada
• Paced Team USA to a silver medal and 8-1 record at 2015 FIBA U18 3x3 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary
• Earned 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship All-Tournament Team honors after leading tournament in scoring (6.7 ppg.)
• Helped the United States to 13-0 record and gold medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China
• Averaged 6.6 points per game in the tournament, including seven points and basket that put the Americans ahead for good with three minutes left in 19-10 gold medal victory over Netherlands
• Also in 2014, played for the USA Basketball U17 National Team that went 7-0 en route to the gold medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Czech Republic 
• Started all seven games for Team USA, averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game with a team-high .435 three-point shooting percentage
• Also ranked second on team in steals (13) and third in scoring
• Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U16 National Team that went 5-0 and earned the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico
• Averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game
• Suited up alongside current Notre Dame forward Brianna Turner for the 2013 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that won the gold medal with an 8-1 record in Jakarta, Indonesia 
• During USA Basketball career, has competed in six foreign countries (China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia, Mexico and Japan)

• First name means “something that you see and you cherish” in her father’s native Nigeria
• Daughter of Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale. Youngest of three children
• Older brother, Dare, was a running back at the University of Wisconsin
• Mother, Yolanda, was a softball pitcher at DePaul University
• Father, Gregory, played soccer and rugby and later served in Nigerian Army 
• Second player of Nigerian heritage to play for Notre Dame in recent years, following in footsteps of former All-America forward/Canadian National Team member Natalie Achonwa (2010-14)
• An extremely gifted soccer player in her youth, winning four Wisconsin State Cup championships during her club soccer days with Lake Country United (2010-12) and FC Milwaukee (2009)
• Active in numerous community service projects including Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House
• Was member of high school’s Sister of Culture Club and Student-Athlete Advisory Council 


Arike Ogunbowale
Arike  Ogunbowale


Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Divine Savior Holy Angels



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