Graduate Student honored for her contributions both on and off the court
Senior Celeste Stewart Earned Outstanding Player of the Year Award
ECU and WKU will go head-to-head on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. (ET)
The Pirates and Golden Hurricane will go head-to-head March 15, at 1:30 p.m. (ET)
2012-13: Saw action in all 32 games for the Pirates...Finished the season with 140 points (4.4 per game), 120 rebounds (3.8 per game), 32 steals, 16 assists and six blocks...Turned in a breakout performance versus Norfolk State (11/24/12) during the ECU Thanksgiving Tournament as she poured in a season-best 15 points on five made field goals...Added eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block while shooting 71.4-percent from the field against the Spartans...Notched four points, two steals and one rebound in the Pirates' season opening victory at William & Mary (11/9/12)...Tallied six points and three rebounds against St. Andrew's (11/11/12)...Recorded nine points and 10 rebounds versus Converse (11/18/12)...Registered two steals and a pair of assists against Converse...Tallied three points and as many rebounds at Navy (11/30/12)...Posted four boards and two points against Monmouth (12/1/12)...Led the Pirates in steals after tallying a career-high six steals while adding six points with as many rebounds and a career-best two blocks in the Pirates' 65-28 win over NC Central (12/4/12)...Shot 66.8-percent from the field and was perfect from the free throw line (2-for-2) against the Eagles...Came off the bench and tallied eight points, four rebounds, one assist and a steal while shooting 66.7-percent against VCU (12/16/12)...Posted nine points, three boards, and two steals versus No. 17 UNC (12/19/12) at the Beach Ball Classic...Shot 75-percent from the field against the Tar Heels...Provided stout defense in the Pirates' win over Elon (12/29/12)...Recorded two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against the Phoenix...Posted six points, two rebounds, a pair of assists and a steal at George Mason (1/2/13) while shooting 75-percent from the floor...Tallied five points, three boards and one assist versus Rice (1/10/13) in ECU's conference opener...Shot 50-percent from beyond the arc while recording her first trey of the season against the Owls...Recorded six rebounds, three points, and one block at UTEP (1/13/13)...Posted four points, two boards, and two steals against Tulsa (1/20/13)...Registered five points and two rebounds while shooting 66.7-percent against Marshall (1/31/13)...Recorded six rebounds, three points, one steal and one assist off the bench against UCF (2/3/13)...Led ECU with a season-high 12 rebounds, two points, one assist and a steal at Houston (2/7/13)...Tallied nine points, five rebounds, and one block while connecting on 4-of-4 field goals at Marshall (2/21/13)...Led ECU with seven rebounds and added two points and one assist at UCF (2/24/13)...Recorded five rebounds, four points, and two steals vs. Memphis (3/3/13)...Registered eight points, nine rebounds, and three steals at Southern Miss (3/7/13)...Named to the ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll...Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...One of 12 C-USA student-athletes to receive the Winter Spirit of Service Award.
2011-12: Missed the season while recovering from knee injury.
2010-11: Played in 19 contests and made seven starts before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in early February...Posted the second-best rebounding (4.7) and free throw (.796) as well as the fifth-highest scoring (8.4) averages on the squad...One of six players on the team to average at least 20 minutes played...Started five-straight games from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 - including the contest against No. 8 UCLA in Hawai'i...Dropped in double figures in points on six occasions with a career-best 21 at VCU (12/2)...Recorded a pair of double-doubles in games against Virginia Union (11/22) and at UTEP (1/6) while grabbing a career-best 12 rebounds in both affairs...Was perfect from the free throw stripe on seven occasions with an 8-for-8 showing against Hampton (12/8) and 4-for-4 performance in El Paso against the Miners...Enjoyed her best effort of the season in Richmond, shooting 5-for-7 (.714) from the field, 3-for-3 (1.000) beyond the arc and 8-for-9 (.889) at the line...Scored in double figures two-straight games against UNC Wilmington (11/19) and Virginia Union, dropping in 10 and 16 points respectively...Began conference play with 16-point outbursts at UTEP and against Memphis (1/9).
2009-10: Collected two rebounds in her Lady Pirate debut in the season opener against Charlotte (11/13)...Played seven minutes against Western Carolina (11/15)...Played six minutes off of the bench against UNC Wilmington (11/19), grabbing two rebounds and recording an assist...Scored two key points late in the game at American (11/22)...Pulled down seven rebounds in just 13 minutes against Bethune-Cookman (11/27)...Netted seven points in seven minutes off the bench against Towson (11/28)...Netted four points in eight minutes against VCU (12/2)...Scored five points at Gardner-Webb (12/5)...Notched five points at Hampton (12/12) while taking two charges in the first half...Named to the USF Shootout All-Tournament Team...Scored a career-high eight points and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line against Houston-Baptist (12/19)...Collected six points at South Florida (12/20)...Played four minutes against UMBC (12/28)...Made her first career start against Binghamton (12/29)...Played 20 minutes, scoring five points against Marshall (1/4)...Matched her career best with eight points against Southern Miss (1/8)...Netted eight points for the second-straight contest while leading the team with seven rebounds against UCF (1/10)...Scored four points at Houston (1/15)...Dropped in four points to go along with four rebounds at Rice (1/17)...Was 5-for-6 from the line at SMU (1/23), ending up with five points and three rebounds...Netted six points and corralled five rebounds against UAB (1/28)...Snatched five rebounds against Memphis (1/30), while adding two assists...Led the team with a career-high 13 points at Southern Miss (2/4) while also picking up five rebounds...Grabbed three rebounds at UCF (2/6)...Snatched three rebounds and gave out three assists against UTEP (2/11)...Scored two points and picked up four rebounds against Tulane (2/13)...Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds against Tulsa (2/21)...Started at UAB (2/25) and grabbed two rebounds...Earned her second-straight start at Memphis (2/27), snatching down two rebounds and handing out two assists...Scored three points at Marshall (3/3)...Contributed a pair of points in the C-USA Tournament first round game against Southern Miss (3/8)...Grabbed a rebound in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals vs. Memphis (3/9)...Played 14 minutes in the C-USA Tournament semifinals against Tulane (3/10)...Hit a three-pointer to account for her point production at Drexel (3/19) in the first round of the WNIT...Scored three points on a trey in the second round of the WNIT at Maryland (3/21).
Suncoast Community High School: Was ranked among the top 50 Florida recruits by FloridaProspects.com...Named to the 2008 Florida 4A All-State Team and earned Palm Beach County Athlete-of-the-Week honors on Dec. 10, 2007...Designated as an All-Camp honoree at the 2008 Peach State Fab Five Camp.
Personal: Born Ariana Victoria Jackson on Oct. 13, 1990 in Palm Beach, Fla...Daughter of Natalie Jackson and the late Anthony Jackson...Pursuing a master's degree in recreation and parks management.