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)
As a Junior (2011-12): Will take a medical redshirt for the 2011-12 season due to a knee injury.
As a Sophomore (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).
As a Freshman (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).
At Suncoast Community High School:Was ranked in 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.