Arike Ogunbowale named ACC Player of the Week
NOTRE DAME, Ind.—According to a press release from Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, Senior guard Arike Ogunbowale was named ACC Player of the Week Sunday afternoon.
While Ogunbowale has won the award once per season over the last three years, this marks the first time she was named Player of the Week twice in the same season.
Also during the past week, Ogunbowale scored 16 points and four assists in Notre Dame’s 105-53 win over Western Kentucky and 32 points against Marquette.
The 32-point performance marks the fourth 30-point game of the season and the eighth in her Notre Dame career- beating former Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd’s all-time record.
Most notably, Ogunbowale currently leads all players in the ACC for most 30-point games.
Ogunbowale’s next goal is reportedly to break Skylar Diggins-Smith’s all-time scoring record at Notre Dame. Diggins-Smith scored 2,357 points while at Notre Dame, Ogunbowale currently has 2,057 career points and averages 23.1 points per game.
ACC Player of the Week is the latest in a long line of awards and accolades for Ogunbowale, including being named All-American, the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year.