Gonzaga Grandma becomes viral star during win over UNC Greensboro
Even senior citizens are getting in on the fun of March Madness.
During No. 4-seeded Gonzaga’s first-round victory over No. 13-seeded UNC Greensboro on Thursday, an elderly woman in the Zags section went viral after being spotted on the TNT broadcast late game in the game. Gonzaga freshman guard Zach Norvell Jr hit a clutch three with 21 seconds left to snap a 64-64 tie and put the Zags ahead for good. The woman was seen celebrating the shot by pointing her arms to the sky and mouthing “Thank you, Father.”
Grandma Gonzaga reacts to go ahead three-pointer against UNC-Greensboro with a “Thank You, Father” pic.twitter.com/nKkfeZB41l
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 15, 2018
Dubbed “Gonzaga Grandma,” she immediately became an Internet star.
LOVE THE GONZAGA GRANDMA https://t.co/Aj37N5ANRh
— Seconds to Madness (@Seconds2Madness) March 15, 2018
Shout out to that grandma at the Gonzaga game thanking God for that 3 pointer. #youreadorable
— Jenn Rothschiller (@JRothy_) March 15, 2018
"Thank you father"
– Everyone who didn't have the upset pic.twitter.com/TSY2eFrssH
— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) March 15, 2018
Definitely need a gif of the Gonzaga “thank you father” Grandma for use in every day life. #marchmadness2018
— Ben Ferree (@ben_ferree) March 15, 2018
Gonzaga grandma is all of us. https://t.co/6s2idrQCoT
— Steven Karr (@SKarrG0) March 15, 2018
First, we got Fatts Russell. Now, we've got The Gonzaga Grandma.
Today is just the best day ever.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 15, 2018
When you survive the first day of your March Madness survivor pool. pic.twitter.com/WmN5LbTztC
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) March 15, 2018
With the Bulldogs in the same region as other heavy-hitters such as Xavier, Michigan, and North Carolina, they could probably use their matriarchal good luck charm for the rest of their tournament run. Now the only question is who you’re picking in the bracket matchup of Gonzaga Grandma vs. LSU Grandma.