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Arike Ogunbowale
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 2 March 1997 (1997-03-02) (age 27)
Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Known For Basketball player

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes

Partner(s) Gleb Savchenko
Placement 8th/7th
Highest Score 24 (Foxtrot)
Lowest Score 20 (Salsa)
Average Score 23.7

Arike Ogunbowale is a celebrity from the athletes edition of Dancing with the Stars.


Originally retrieved from abc.com
Arike Ogunbowale is an alumnus of Notre Dame and former member of the women's basketball team, who recently won the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament. She was also named the tournament's Most Valuable Player this year. During her college career, Ogunbowale earned multiple honors, including: 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 (21 November 2016), Preseason WNIT Tournament MVP and ACC Player of the Week (14 November 2016). She is a five-time USA Basketball medalist with four gold and one silver.

Ogunbowale graduated from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she scored 2,240 points in her career, making her sixth on the Wisconsin all-time scoring list.

She is the youngest of three children in an athletically talented family. Her older brother Dare was a running back at the University of Wisconsin, her mother Yolanda was a softball pitcher at DePaul University, and her father Gregory played soccer and rugby. Her first name means "something that you see and you cherish" in her father's native Nigeria.

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes[]

She was partenered with Gleb Savchenko. They placed 7th/8th.


1 Score was given by guest judge, Rashad Jennings.