University of Minnesota offered Arya a college basketball scholarship after her major moment at the Battle of Winterfell


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.

Read more: Maisie Williams was worried that ‘Game of Thrones’ fans would hate Arya’s heroic moment at the Battle of Winterfell

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.”

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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