Arike Ogunbowale Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Arike Ogunbowale Biography
  • Name: Arike Ogunbowale
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Occupation: Basketball Player
  • Net Worth: Pending
  • Status: Alive

Arike Ogunbowale is an American college basketball player. She stands 5ft 8in tall and plays the guard position at Notre Dame. She led the team to the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball championship. Ogunbowale has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and on television programs like The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She will be the first active NCAA athlete to compete on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Ogunbowale was born on March 2, 1997, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her parents are Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowale. They played softball and soccer/rugby respectively. She has two older brothers, Dare, and Mario. Ogunbowale attended Divine Savior Holy Angels High School followed by the University of Notre Dame. She played the piano for several years.

Ogunbowale played soccer prior to her career as a basketball player. She won the 2009 State Cup Championship with the club FC Milwaukee. She won three more championships from 2010 to 2012 with Lake County United. Ogunbowale played in the summers for the Minnesota North Tartan. She played four seasons of varsity basketball at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. She averaged 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists her freshman year. Her numbers improved to 22.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists her junior year. Ogunbowale led the team to a 25-2 record and a state championship her senior year (2014-15). She amassed a total of 2,240 career points at Divine Savior Holy Angels. Ogunbowale was named Gatorade State Player of the year three times from 2013 to 2015. Her high school honors include McDonald’s, Parade, USA Today, and WBCA All-American. She was named 2015 Wisconsin Miss Basketball and a finalist for the 2015 Morgan Wootten Award.

Ogunbowale continued her basketball journey at the University of Notre Dame. She played in all 35 games as a freshman (2015-16), averaging 11.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. She became the starting guard for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish her sophomore year (2016-17). The team ended the season with a 33-4 record. Her efficiency also improved to 15.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Ogunbowale led the team to the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball championship. She was named as the tournament MVP after hitting back to back buzzer beaters. In addition to college basketball, Ogunbowale has competed as a member of the USA National Team, and the World Championship Team. She won gold medals as a member of the U16, U17, U18 and the Youth Olympic Games. She helped the National Team secure the U23 Four Nations Tournament Title.

Ogunbowale is a big fan of basketball great Kobe Bryant. She wears the #24 jersey in his honor. The two appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2018. Ogunbowale was named as a contestant on season 26 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Her professional dance partner is Gleb Savchenko. The show is set to premiere on April 30, 2018. The all-athlete cast also include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Adam Rippon, and Johnny Damon.

Arike Ogunbowale is 5ft 8in tall and she’s of Nigerian descent. Her personal net worth is unavailable at this time. She’s prohibited from making money off her likeness as an athlete as per the NCAA guidelines. However, she’s still eligible to receive money from her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. All contestant will make a minimum of $125,000 just for participating on the show.

Arike Ogunbowale Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Arike Ogunbowale Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Arike Ogunbowale
  • Birthday: March 2, 1997
  • How Old : Age: 21 years old
  • Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
  • Occupation: College Basketball Player
  • Years Active: 2015-present
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  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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