Notre Dame's women's basketball team headed to LA for the ESPYs
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame women's basketball team spent Tuesday evening traveling to Los Angeles for Wednesday night's 2018 ESPY Awards. The squad could add some more accolades to a list that includes National Championship and ACC Player of the Year.
The ESPY Awards are ESPN's equivalent of the Oscars.
The Irish are nominated in three categories: Best Team, Best Moment and Best Play for Arike Ogunbowale's incredible national championship winning shot at the buzzer.
Both Arike and Head Coach Muffet McGraw aren't shy about expressing their desire to win.
"Not one, but three. That's what makes it so exciting, there are so many things that you can vote for us on," Coach McGraw said. "I don't think there's anything like it and if you put both of them together, you would say 'There can't be any hesitation to vote for us.' Two times, winning at the buzzer to win the National Championship. I know there are a lot of other great plays out there but for us it feels so special and it's amazing. I hope we win at least one of them."
Arike really wants to get some love for her team. Notre Dame totally changed its formula throughout the season- battling 4 ACL injuries and playing with just 7 scholarship players at one point.
"I think we really embody what it means to be the best team. It doesn't come easy to people. Best team is not people that just had an easy road. We definitely had ups and downs, so to be able to overcome that and be able to win the championship after all the adversity we went through, I think that's what it really means to be the best team," Arike said.