Arike Ogunbowale’s Parents Gregory and Yolanda Ogunbowale

Gregory & Yolanda Ogunbowale

Meet  Gregory & Yolanda Ogunbowale; they are the proud parents of College basketball star Arike Ogunbowale, the 5’8″ guard at the University of Notre Dame who prior to college played at Divine Savior Holy Angels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Arike will show her skills on the dance floor with professional dancer Gleb Savchenko on the 26th season of Dancing With the Stars, where Arike will compete against 9 talented athletes.

Arike’s dad Gregory Yinka Ogunbowale, was born on May 8, 1966, in Nigeria. He served in the Nigerian Army before becoming the Principal at Milwaukee High School; Mr. Ogunbowale also played rugby and soccer.

Yolanda Ogunbowale born Yolanda R. Block on June 7, 1962; attended Harlem High School and was then a  pitcher at DePaul University in Chicago, where she was named Offensive MVP in 1984.

In addition to Arike Gregory and Yolanda Ogunbowale have two older sons; Mario,  a graduate of Washington High School and Strayer University, currently lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dare born on May 4, 1994, played college football at Wisconsin; nowadays a running back for the Washington Redskins, he previously played with the Buccaneers and the Texans.