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03/24/2017

Irish Elite in Historic Victory Over Buckeyes

Notre Dame advances to Elite Eight for eighth time in program history with win over Ohio State

03/19/2017

Irish Top Purdue, Advance to Eighth Straight Sweet 16

Freshman Jackie Young helps Notre Dame to 88-82 overtime victory over Purdue

03/17/2017

Irish Cruise Past Colonials, Advance to NCAA Second Round

Notre Dame defeats Robert Morris, 79-49, on home court, will host second round game on Sunday

03/05/2017

Irish Win Fourth Straight ACC Championship

Notre Dame becomes second school to win four consecutive regular season and ACC tournament titles

01/12/2017

Sharp Shooting Pushes Irish Past Pitt

Arike Ogunbowale scores a game-high 19 points in Notre Dame ACC win

03/26/2017

Notre Dame vs. Stanford (NCAA Elite Eight)

The top-seeded Fighting Irish fall 76-75 in the closing seconds against No. 2 seed Stanford.

03/24/2017

Sweet 16: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

Fighting Irish advance to Elite Eight with 99-76 victory over the Buckeyes

03/05/2017

Notre Dame 84, Duke 61 (ACC Championship)

The Fighting Irish captured the ACC tournament title for the fourth consecutive year.

02/06/2017

Notre Dame vs. Louisville

Feb. 6, 2017

01/29/2017

No. 8 Notre Dame vs. UVA

No. 8 Notre Dame vs. UVA January 29, 2017

CAREER HONORS
2016: ACC All-Freshman Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches) ... ACC All-Academic Team ... ACC Rookie of the Week (Dec. 14).

OVERVIEW: Smooth and powerful athlete with scorer's mentality ... one of the top reserves in the Fighting Irish rotation during her rookie season, making important contributions virtually every time she stepped on the court ... versatile skill set that makes her a threat from any spot on the floor ... attacks with purpose off the dribble ... solid perimeter shooter ... relishes contact and uses strength to her advantage on the glass at both ends of the court ... blend of physicality and athleticism makes her a valuable defender at numerous positions ... adds another diverse weapon in Notre Dame's arsenal.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16): Came off the bench in all 35 games, averaging 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 since 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 (Courtney LaVere - 12.4 ppg.) ... ranked fourth among ACC freshmen with 22 double-figure scoring games, including 11 games with at least 15 points (and four others with 14 points) ... in league play, ranked 14th in ACC in free-throw percentage (.768) and 20th in scoring (12.6 ppg. - fifth among freshmen) ... averaged 10.8 ppg. with .500 3FG% vs. Top 25 teams ... made college debut in reserve role against Bucknell, collecting nine points (3-6 FG) in 17 minutes ... piled up (then) career-high 16 points and game-best eight rebounds at Valparaiso ... dished out career-high four assists in Junkanoo Jam opener against Denver ... tallied nine points (7-10 FT) and career high-tying two steals in Junkanoo Jam title game win over UCLA ... registered 10 points (6-6 FT), five rebounds and two steals in win over No. 10/12 Ohio State ... dropped in 12 points (career-high 3-4 3FG) at No. 1 UConn ... matched (then) career high with 16 points (7-12 FG) in 14 minutes against No. 18/17 DePaul ... led team with career-best 21 points (7-12 FG) at TCU ... collected 14 points and six rebounds at Saint Joseph's ... scored all 11 of her points against Georgia Tech in first half to help Irish win ACC opener ... flirted with first career double-double in win at Pittsburgh, finishing with nine points and career-high nine rebounds ... scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds in ACC road win at Virginia ... had game-high 16 points in win over North Carolina ... shared team-high scoring honors with 14 points in Big Monday win over No. 18/15 Tennessee ... delivered 14 points (6-12 FG) and five rebounds in victory over No. RV/24 Syracuse ... registered 15 points (5-10 FG) and team-high six rebounds in win over Virginia Tech ... scored 16 points (12 in first half) of Big Monday victory at Duke ... dropped in 15 points (5-8 FG), including 11 in first half on 4-of-4 shooting, in win at No. 13 Louisville ... logged game-high 18 points (5-8 FG), six rebounds and career high-tying two steals in win over No. 19/17 Miami ... tallied 16 points (7-12 FG) in victory at Wake Forest ... scored 11 points (3-4 3FG) in win at No. 12/9 Florida State ... collected team-high 16 points and four rebounds in victory over Clemson ... sparkled in regular-season finale against Boston College with 15 points (6-10 FG), eight rebounds and career high-tying four assists in just 23 minutes of action ... 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.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (combined record of 83-17, .830), where she was coached by Jeff Worzella (senior season) and Scott Witt (first three seasons) ... 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 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 (state tournament record for either gender and tying the third-highest single-game scoring mark in Wisconsin high school history) ... as a junior in 2013-14, 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 ... also shot 51.0 percent from the field, 34.0 percent from the three-point line and 76.0 percent from the free-throw line ... as a sophomore in 2012-13, 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 ... averaged 20.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.1 steals with 12 double-doubles while shooting 53.0 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from the three-point line ... as a freshman in 2011-12, 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.

PREP AWARDS/HONORS: 2015 McDonald's High School All-America selection (one of eight McDonald's All-Americans on 2016-17 Notre Dame roster, and just the third Wisconsin native ever to earn McDonald's All-America status) ... finalist for 2015 Morgan Wootten Award (national high school player of the year honor, presented by McDonald's) ... scored nine points for East Team in 89-87 victory over West squad in 2015 McDonald's High School All-America Game at Chicago's United Center -- two of her teammates on the East squad were current Notre Dame classmates Marina Mabrey and Ali Patberg ... also played in 2015 Jordan Brand Classic (the inaugural girls' game for the event that began in 2002), but her West Team dropped 76-75 decision to the East Team at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York - Mabrey and Patberg played on East Team at Jordan Brand Classic ... 2015 Parade All-American ... 2015 USA Today All-USA Second Team choice ... 2015 Naismith Trophy second-team All-American ... 2015 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (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 (WBCA) 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 ... ranked No. 6 by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked No. 10 (five-star player) by espnW Hoopgurlz/Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Five-time USA Basketball medalist (four gold, one silver) ... USA Basketball teams have a combined 41-2 (.953) record with Ogunbowale on the roster ... most recently paced Team USA to 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 (played using 3x3 format) 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 Under-17 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 Under-16 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 five foreign countries (China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Indonesia and Mexico).

PERSONAL DATA: Name is pronounced uh-REE-kay oh-goon-buh-WAH-lay ... 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 (pronounced DAR-ay), is a running back on football team at University of Wisconsin ... cousin, Diamond Stone is a center on men's basketball team at University of Maryland ... mother, Yolanda, was a softball pitcher at DePaul University (under her maiden name of Yolanda Block) ... cousin, Ryan Evans, was a guard/forward on men's basketball team at University of Wisconsin ... aunt, Cynthia Oliver-Stone, played volleyball at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... cousin, Endia Oliver, played volleyball at Tennessee State 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) ... sixth Wisconsin native to play for Fighting Irish women's basketball team and the first since Watertown resident Deb Fitzgerald (1988-92) -- the most recent Milwaukee product to play for Notre Dame was standout forward Heidi Bunek (1985-89) ... 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 ... currently enrolled in Notre Dame's unique First Year of Studies program, which offers students the opportunity to explore various areas of special interest and obtain a foundation in liberal education before declaring a major ... wore No. 2 as a freshman, but will switch to No. 24 (her high school number) beginning with her sophomore season ... some other Fighting Irish players who have worn No. 24 include Hannah Huffman and Lindsay Schrader.

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Arike Ogunbowale
Arike  Ogunbowale

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wis.

High School:
Divine Savior Holy Angels

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

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