"They are a good team, and they make the game exciting," Ananya said. "So, I'm glad to like see it at the real place."
This bit of local recognition follows nearly two weeks of accolades and national TV appearances.
Spelling Bee champ Ananya Vinay and family and friends head for Warriors game in style! pic.twitter.com/Ib4tIKPamT— Gene Haagenson (@GeneABC30) June 12, 2017
"It's been like a whirlwind," she said.
The excitement started when a limo arrived at the family's north Fresno home to take them to the game in Oakland. Her father Sreekumar is pleased to see his daughter receive recognition for her accomplishment.
"More than winning the spelling bee, it's about a confident young girl who's able to kind of tackle what is thrown at her," he said. "And the poise and determination she showed on the stage that day is something I'm very proud of."
And after all this, what are Ananya's plans?
"Have a normal summer, go to summer camp and stuff like that," she said.
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