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Ariel Edwards
Ariel  Edwards

Hometown:
Elmont, N.Y.

High School:
Christ the King


12/30/2014

Lady Lions Travel to Michigan Thursday

Webstream for 1 p.m. tip is available on BTN Plus for a fee

09/10/2014

Seven Former Lady Lions Sign Overseas Contracts

Former Lady Lions will play in Israel, Turkey, France, Poland, Italy and Spain

05/09/2014

Nearly 100 Penn State Student-Athletes Approved to Graduate this Weekend

Student-Athletes From 25 Sports Scheduled to Receive Diplomas

04/23/2014

School Record 65 Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14

04/22/2014

Lady Lions' Edwards Signs With Tulsa Shock

Guard/forward signs free agent deal with WNBA squad and begins training camp this week

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

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Career Honors
2013-14 All-Big Ten First Team
2013-14 Academic All-Big Ten
2012-13 Academic All-Big Ten
2011-12 Academic All-Big Ten

2013-14
Earned her first career All-Big Ten honor with a placement on the All-Big Ten first team by both the coaches and media ... She is the 13th player in school history to earn all-conference first team honors ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Ranks 34th on Penn State’s career scoring list (1,054), 14th in career free throw percentage (.784) and sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.395) ... Earned the team’s Co-Most Improved Player Award with Talia East and the Jeannette Goss Courage and Leadership Award ... Finished seventh in the Big Ten in scoring (15.7) ... Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.814) ... Had four double-doubles ... Had eight 20-point performances ... Became the 36th member of the program’s 1,000 point club with 17 points against Wichita State (3/23) ... Earned season personal bests in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks ... Reached the 100-assist milestone with three helpers versus Illinois (1/9) ... Selected to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll on Jan. 20 ... Collected a team-high 22 points against Stanford in the NCAA Regional Semifinals (3/30) ... Scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, while adding three rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in the second round win over Florida (3/25) ... Went 7-of-14 from the field en route to 17 points and chipped in five rebounds, three assists and a steal in the NCAA Tournament First round victory over Wichita State (3/23) ... Notched a career-high 29 points to go along with 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament (3/7) ... Made 8-of-12 shots from the field en route to a 21 point performance against Michigan (3/1) ... Tallied 24 points on an incredibly efficient 10-of-13 shooting effort from the field, including a 4-for-5 mark from three-point range, at Nebraska (2/24) ... Recorded 15 points on six makes from the field, while chipping in six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in the win over Northwestern (2/20) ... Posted a double-double for the third time this season and fourth time of her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Wisconsin (2/16) ... Made four shots, including two from beyond the arc, to score 10 points and led the team in rebounding with nine boards in the win at Indiana (2/13) ... Scored 16 points and added five rebounds, four assists and a steal versus Iowa (2/6) ... Nearly recorded a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, while chipping in three assists and two steals in the win over Northwestern (2/2) ... Scored 21 points and chipped in six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the road victory over at Purdue (1/30) ... Poured in 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, while adding two assists in the victory over Minnesota (1/26) ... Was Penn State’s most efficient player, shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line to score 18 points and added eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in the win over Indiana (1/22) ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting and chipped in six rebounds, two assists and a steal in the victory over Michigan State (1/19) ... Posted her second double-double of the season and third of her career, scoring 13 points and leading the team with 10 rebounds in the victory over Ohio State (1/16) ... Had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal against Purdue (1/12) ... Turned in her second double-double of her career with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while shooting an efficient 7-of-12 from the field and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe against Illinois (1/9) ... Chipped in 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and an assist against Hartford (12/29) ... Posted 14 points with five boards and four assists in the victory over #20/24 Texas A&M (12/15) ... Netted 24 points and set personal bests in blocks (4) and steals (4), while grabbing seven boards and dishing out two assists at South Dakota State (12/11) ... Led the team in scoring with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and chipped in three boards, two steals, an assist and a block against #4/5 Notre Dame (12/4) ... Nearly earned a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds against Oregon State (11/29) in the Bahamas ... Had 14 points to compliment seven rebounds and a career-high five assists in 21 minutes against Bucknell (11/20) ... Was 7-for-12 from the field en route to 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over Fordham (11/10) ... Matched her uniform number with 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and added three steals and two assists in the season opener against St. Francis (Pa.) (11/8).

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, and one sister, Christie ... Brother, Johnathan, played basketball at Radford University ... Cousin, Winston Blake Jr., was a 1,000-point scorer at Northwestern ... Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in health policy and administration. <P>

EDWARDS’ CAREER STATS

Year GP-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG PF-O A TO B S PTS AVG
2010-11 33-0 373 29-85 .341 9-22 .409 30-35 .857 27-35-62 1.9 22-0 13 26 4 9 97 2.9
2011-12 29-9 698 75-175 .429 8-27 .296 44-62 .710 43-82-125 4.3 59-1 32 46 5 22 202 7.0
2012-13 32-6 666 96-207 .464 13-26 .500 47-63 .746 25-77-102 3.2 71-2 23 48 10 10 252 7.9
2013-14 32-32 1038 185-409 .452 15-39 .385 118-145 .814 64-119-183 5.7 71-2 73 63 13 34 503 15.7
TOTAL 126-47 2775 385-876 .439 45-114 .395 239-305 .784 159-313-472 3.7 223-5 141 183 32 75 1054 8.4
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