- Warning: spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode three, “The Long Night.”
- Arya Stark killed the Night King to end the Battle of Winterfell.
- The University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen said on Twitter that the team has decided to offer Arya a full athletic scholarship to attend the school and “continue to protect the bold north.”
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Episode three of the eighth season of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Long Night,” had arguably the biggest moment in the show’s history when Arya Stark came out of nowhere to kill the Night King with her Valyrian steel dagger and end the Battle of Winterfell.
While Maisie Williams was worried that fans would be critical of her big moment, it has been widely lauded and celebrated. The character is even receiving praise and unusual offers from the sports world.
On Monday, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen wrote on Twitter that the team has decided to offer Arya a full athletic scholarship in the hopes that she would continue to “protect the bold north.”
BREAKING: After a staff meeting this morning we have decided to extend a full athletic scholarship to Arya Stark of House Stark to attend the University of Minnesota. Winter is coming and we hope she chooses to continue to protect the bold north!! #thewinningway
— Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) April 29, 2019
While it is unclear if basketball exists in the “Game of Thrones” universe, there is no doubting Arya’s athletic ability. She has extraordinary speed and is a quick thinker – and check out her vertical when she went after the Night King.
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