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Ariel Edwards
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Ariel Edwards

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elmont, N.Y.

High School:
Christ the King

Height:
6-3

Position:
F

Experience:
SR


04/13/2014

Lady Lions Hold Annual Banquet

Lucas named Most Outstanding Player for third time

03/30/2014

Lady Lions Fall to Stanford in NCAA Regional Semifinal

Back-to-back-to-back Big Ten champions finish season with a 24-8 mark

03/28/2014

Lady Lions Meet Stanford in NCAA Regional Semifinal Sunday

Penn State visit #2 seed Cardinal at 4:30 p.m. (ET); #1 seed South Carolina and #4 seed North Carolina square off at 7 p.m. (ET)

03/27/2014

BLOG: Seniors Cap Off Home Careers With Sweet Win

Penn State heads to its 13th Sweet 16 in program history on Sunday at Stanford

03/25/2014

Lady Lions Advance to Sweet Sixteen with 22-Point Win Over Florida, 83-61

Taylor posts career highs in points and rebounds; Lucas tops 2,500-point mark in final BJC game

04/13/2014

Lady Lion Awards Banquet

Lady Lion Awards Banquet

03/30/2014

#3 Penn St vs. #2 Stanford -- 3/30/14

USATSI gallery, women's basketball NCAA Tournament

03/25/2014

NCAA Second Round: Penn State vs. Florida

USATSI Gallery

03/01/2014

Penn State vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Penn State vs. Michigan (USATSI)

02/09/2014

No. 9 Penn State at Ohio State

USATSI gallery, women's basketball

2012-13 Academic All-Big Ten
2011-12 Academic All-Big Ten

2012-13
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Posted a career-best scoring average at a 7.9 per game clip ... Started six games ... Was 11-for-16 from the field en route to a career-high 24 points, including 19 tallies in the first half, against Detroit (11/23) ... Drained six of her 10 shots en route to 13 points in 15 minutes against LSU in the NCAA Tournament (3/26) ... Recorded nine points, six rebounds and three assists in the NCAA Tournament win over Cal Poly (3/24) ... Filled the stat sheet with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one block against Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals (3/8) ... Went 3-for-5 from the field to score seven points in the win at Nebraska (3/3) ... Registered six points off of the bench at Minnesota (2/28) ... Recorded 11 points, including hitting both of her attempts from long range, with five rebounds and three assists in the win over Michigan (2/24) ... Accounted for 11 points, three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes in the win over Illinois (2/20) ... Was a spark off of the bench with 15 points via a 5-for-7 effort from the field and free throw line in just 18 minutes of action at Iowa (2/14) ... Tallied six first-half points and four second-half rebounds in the win over #11/13 Purdue (2/4) ... Recorded seven points with two assists at Wisconsin (1/31) ... Scored all nine of her points in the second half to go along with four rebounds in the win at Ohio State (1/27) ... Had 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three rebounds and an assist in the victory over Wisconsin (1/17) ... Was a spark off of the bench with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, six rebounds and a pair of blocks against Nebraska (1/13) ... Connected on both of her three-point attempts en route to six points, three rebounds, two assists and a block at Michigan State (1/6) ... Accounted for 10 points, four rebounds and a blocked shot against NJIT (12/23) ... Provided 11 points, two rebounds and an assist off of the bench in the win over Georgetown (12/9) ... Recorded 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with four rebounds and a steal off the bench at #2 Connecticut (12/6) ... Scored all 18 of her points in the second half via a 7-for-10 shooting night against Fairleigh Dickinson (12/2) ... Tallied nine points with six rebounds and a blocked shot against Lafayette (11/18).

2011-12
Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Shared the team's Most Improved Player Award with Talia East ... Set personal bests in points (202), rebounds (125), assists (32), steals (22) and blocks (5) ... Posted her first career double-double with personal bests of 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Iowa (1/22) ... Accounted for 13 points and career highs of eight rebounds and three assists in the win over #14/13 North Carolina (11/30) ... Notched 15 points in just 18 minutes of action in the NCAA Second Round win at LSU (3/20) ... Returned to the court after missing four games to tally seven points and four rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win over UTEP (3/18) ... Tallied six points and four rebounds, including three on the offensive glass, in the win at Northwestern (2/12) ... Sparked the Lions with 14 points off of the bench via a 6-for-10 shooting effort in the win over Wisconsin (2/9) ... Had eight points with two rebounds and two assists against Indiana (2/2) ... Recorded eight points and eight rebounds at Michigan State (1/29) ... Chipped in six points and eight rebounds in the victory at Michigan (1/26) ... Came off of the bench to spark the Lady Lions with seven points and six rebounds at Illinois (1/19) ... Accounted for nine points, five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes of action against Michigan (1/12) ... Dished out a career-high four assists to go along with six points, four rebounds and a steal at Wisconsin (1/2) ... Notched six points with two rebounds and two steals against Nebraska (12/30) ... Tallied 11 points via a 5-for-5 free throw shooting effort, six rebounds and three steals in the win over Wagner (12/18) ... Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points and three assists in the win over UMES (12/11) ... Registered three points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and a personal-best three steals at #19/25 Texas Tech (12/3) ... Had two points, four rebounds and a pair of steals in the Nugget Classic Championship game win over Nevada (11/26) ... Was 5-for-7 from the field en route to 10 points, seven rebounds and an assist at South Carolina (11/20) ... In her first collegiate start, tallied eight points and equalled her career high with eight rebounds at Delaware (11/17) ... Scored five of her 10 points in a key Lady Lion run that gave Penn State its first lead of the game against Middle Tennessee (11/13) ... Also notched a pair of steals against the Blue Raiders ... Tallied four points and two rebounds in the season-opening win over Washington State (11/11).


2010-11
Fourth on Penn State's freshman season free throw percentage list (.857) ... Fourth on the Lady Lions' freshman season three-point field goal percentage chart (.409) ... Earned the team's Academic Achievement Award ... Tallied three points and a rebound in five minutes against DePaul (3/21) in the NCAA Tournament ... Notched two points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in the NCAA Tournament win over Dayton (3/19) ... Had two points and tied her career high with two assists in the Big Ten semifinal win over Illinois (3/5) ... Accounted for two points against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament (3/4) ... Grabbed two rebounds against Northwestern (2/27) ... Collected two rebounds against Indiana (2/13) ... Had two points in the win over #20/22 Iowa (2/6) ... Recorded two points, two rebounds and a steal at Michigan (2/3) ... Pulled in three rebounds to go along with two steals and an assist in the win over Indiana (1/23) ... Was 2-for-3 from the field en route to four points in seven minutes against Illinois (1/16) ... Grabbed two offensive rebounds against Minnesota (1/13) ... Chipped in 13 points, three rebounds and two assists in the win over Bucknell (12/28) ... Accounted for five points, two rebounds and a steal against Delaware (12/19) ... Had three points and a rebound in the win over Maine (12/12) ... Nailed a pair of three-pointers to finish with six points in the victory over Army (12/8) ... Notched four points, including a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line, versus Boston College (12/2) ... Connected on a pair of three-pointers on the way to 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds versus Hartford (11/27) ... Pulled in six rebounds to go along with two points in the win over Utah (11/25) ... Accounted for six points and five rebounds in the win over South Carolina (11/21) ... Had a breakout game with a career-high 16 points to go along with three rebounds and two blocked shots in the OT win at Oakland (11/18) ... Grabbed five rebounds and converted on two free throw attempts in the win over Rider (11/14) ... Drained a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left in double overtime to stretch the Penn State lead at Dayton (11/12) ... Pulled in three rebounds in exhibition play against Gannon (11/7).

HIGH SCHOOL
Accounted for 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as she led Christ the King to a 26-5 record and a New York State Federation Class AA title ... The Royals finished 12th in the final USA Today Girls' Super 25 poll and 17th in the ESPN Rise High School Poll ... Had 23 points in the State Federation Championship game to lead the Royals ... Selected to the WBCA High School All-America team ... Earned first team All-State accolades as a senior ... Chosen as the New York Post All-Queens Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... Was 19th-ranked power forward and 66th-ranked player overall by ESPN/HoopGurlz ... Two-time New York Daily News first team All-Queens selection ... Earned first team All-Queens honors two consecutive seasons ... Member of the New York City Girl's All-Star Team in 2008-09 ... Scored two points and had two rebounds in the WBCA High School All-America Game ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Played AAU with Maggie Lucas on the Philly Belles, which was ranked third in the country ... The Belles finished second in the 2009 U.S. Junior Nationals in Washington D.C. and second in the 2009 Boo Williams Tournament.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ariel Joy Edwards ... Born May 19, 1992 in Syosset, New York ... Parents are Everton and Tulia Edwards ... Has one brother, Johnathan (23), and one sister, Christie (15) ... Brother, Johnathan, played basketball at Radford University ... Cousin, Winston Blake Jr., was a 1,000-point scorer at Northwestern ... Majoring in health policy and administration.

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