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    Ariel Massengale 5    
     
      Ariel Massengale
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
PG

MASSENGALE'S SUPERLATIVES
2013-14 Season Highs
Points:28 // Georgia, 1/5/14
Rebounds:7 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14
Assists:13 // Virginia, 11/28/13
Steals:4 // Middle Tenn., 11/8/13
Blocks:-- // --
Field Goals:8 // Georgia, 1/5/14
3-Pointers:5 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14*
Free Throws:10 // Georgia, 1/5/14
Minutes:40 // Virginia, 11/28/13*
Career Highs
Points:28 // Georgia, 1/5/14
Rebounds:7 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14
Assists:13 // Virginia, 11/28/13
Steals:4 // Middle Tenn., 11/11/13*
Blocks:1 // LSU, 2/7/13
Field Goals:8 // Georgia, 1/5/14*
3-Pointers:5 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14*
Free Throws:10 // Georgia, 1/5/14*
Minutes:42 // Florida, 1/13/13
SEC Highs
Points:28 // Georgia, 1/5/14
Rebounds:7 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14
Assists:12 // LSU, 1/2/14*
Steals:4 // Auburn, 2/5/12
Blocks:1 // LSU, 2/7/13
Field Goals:8 // Georgia, 1/5/14*
3-Pointers:5 // Ole Miss, 1/9/14
Free Throws:10 // Georgia, 1/5/14
Minutes:42 // Florida, 1/13/13
NCAA Highs
Points:13 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13
Rebounds:3 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
Assists:6 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13
Steals:3 // Creighton, 3/25/13
Blocks:1 // Baylor, 3/26/12*
Field Goals:3 // Creighton, 3/25/13*
3-Pointers:3 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13
Free Throws:4 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13*
Minutes:36 // Oklahoma, 3/31/13*
*Indicates most recent high

CAREER HONORS
    • Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List -- 2013-14
    • NCAA Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (Nov. 11 - Nov. 18)
    • SEC Player of the Week -- 2013-14 (Nov. 11- Nov. 18)
    • Preseason Coaches Second-Team All-SEC -- 2012-13
    • Full Court First-Team Freshman All-American -- 2012
    • SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2012
    • SEC Freshman of the Week -- 2011-12 (Dec. 5, Jan. 16)

2013-14 AT TENNESSEE
    • Has missed 13 games after suffering a facial injury in the first half vs. UF on Jan. 23.
    • With her two assists against Florida, surpassed Kristen "Ace" Clement (429) on UT's all-time career assists chart, moving into ninth with 430 career assists.
    • Recorded back-to-back 20+ point outings for the fi rst time in her career as she notched 23 points against Ole Miss. after a personal-high 28 points at Georgia. Against UGA, 23 of her 28 points she scored in the second half, while also going a perfect 10-for-10 in free throws.
    • Earned her second double-double on the year dishing out 12 assists with 10 points against LSU.
    • Recorded a career-high 13 assists against Virginia and averaged 13 points, nine assists, and three rebounds in a pair of victories in the Junkanoo Jam.
    • After three stellar games (North Carolina, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech), leading UT in scoring twice and sinking career highs in points and rebounds, she won SEC and NCAA Player of the Week for the week of 11/11-11/18
    • Led UT with 16 points and five assists vs. Chattanooga, connecting on four of five three-pointers
    • Had the best three-game run of her career vs. Middle Tennessee, North Carolina and Chattanooga, averaging 16.0 PPG, draining nine threes and dishing out 17 assists
    • Recorded a career-high 20 points vs. North Carolina, leading the team in points as well as in assists (70)
    • Massengale had a career-best five three-pointers vs. UNC (5-of-9) and was 5-6 on free throws
    • Started and played for 37 minutes against Middle Tennessee while scoring 12 points and leading the team in assists. She was also 8-for-9 on free throws
    • Started at point guard in the exhibition game against Carson-Newman and tallied five points with 11 assists, as well as two rebounds and four steals.

2012-13 AT TENNESSEE
    • Went 6-6 from the free throw line, tallying 10 points and three rebounds in UT's victory over Florida in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
    • Earned her first career double-double with 10 points and a season-high 10 assists against Auburn.
    • Notched 14 points and three rebounds, while dishing out five assists in UT's win against Vanderbilt for her 14th game this season handing out five or more assists.
    • Handed out eight helpers against Ole Miss.
    • Recorded her first block of the season and first in her SEC career against LSU.
    • Dished out a season-best nine assists against Notre Dame.
    • Went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in UT's 83-75 win at Vanderbilt.
    • Tallied eight points and grabbed two boards, while dishing out a team-best six assists against Alabama.
    • Went 2-2 from the 3-point FG range, finishing with 11 points in UT's 75-66 win at Auburn.
    • Recorded her sixth game this season, and 16th of her career, scoring in double figures as she tallied 12 points at Florida.
    • Notched her seventh game this year of dishing out five or more assists as as she handed out five assists against the Tigers.
    • Dished out a team-best six assists against Rutgers.
    • Grabbed a career-best six rebounds in 33 minutes of action at Baylor.
    • Named the AutoZone Player of the Game after scoring 15 points and dishing out a team-best seven assists in UT's 94-75 win over Texas.
    • Scored a season-best 15 points while dishing out a team-best four assists against Middle Tennessee.
    • Set a career-high in free throws as she went a perfect 10-10 from the line at Miami, totaling 14 points and snagged four rebounds.
    • Went 2-2 from the field, scoring four points and dishing out three assists against Rice.
    • Recorded nine points and three rebounds while going 5-6 from the line in UT's 71-54 victory over Georgia Tech.
    • Tallied seven points while grabbing three boards in 29 minutes of play against Chattanooga.

2011-12 AT TENNESSEE
    • Appeared in 33 games, getting 24 starts and scoring in double figures on 10 occasions.
    • Named to Full Court Freshman All-America First Team and SEC All-Freshman Team.
    • Started in opener vs. Pepperdine (11/13), becoming only the 14th freshman to start her first game as a Lady Vol after being anointed UT's point guard in March by Pat Summitt while she was still in high school.
    • Recorded 162 assists as a rookie, the most-ever by a UT freshman and the eighth-best total in school history.
    • Ranked second in the SEC with that total, as well, with an average of 4.9 per game.
    • Led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.1.
    • Fourth best free throw shooter in the league at .776 (66-85).
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 16 after dishing out a Lady Vol rookie-record 12 assists in a home win over Vanderbilt (Jan. 15).
    • Also named SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 5 after scoring 14 vs. Middle Tennessee and 10 vs. Texas and dishing out five assists in each game.
    • Also hit double figures in assists against Alabama, posting 11 against the Tide (1/26).
    • Shot a perfect 6-6 from the floor (4-4 from three) to collect a career-high 19 points against Chattanooga (1/3).
    • Came up one assist shy of a double-double against Georgia (1/5), hitting for 19 points for the second straight game and adding nine assists.
    • Got on a scoring run midway through the conference slate, scoring a career-high 16, 12 and 14 points, respectively, against Georgia (1/29), South Carolina (2/2) and Auburn (2/5).
    • Played all 40 minutes in that game vs. South Carolina (2/2), adding three assists and rebounds.
    • Hit six of nine shots against MTSU (11/29), contributing 14 points in the win.
    • Contributed 12 points, five assists, three boards, two steals in the NCAA Regional semifinal victory over Kansas (3/24).
    • Against #7 Miami (11/15), she fell one assist shy of a double-double, putting up 11 points and nine assists against the Hurricanes.
    • Returned to her hometown during the NCAA Tournament, seeing considerable time as a reserve as UT picked up wins in the first and second rounds in Chicago vs. UT Martin (3/17) and DePaul (3/19).
    • Helped UT to SEC Tourney championship game win, sinking nine of 10 free throws vs. LSU (3/4).
    • Rode 3-3 shooting from behind the arc to an 11-point performance against ODU (12/28), dishing out five assists and coming up with four steals.
USA/AAU BASKETBALL
    • Has won four gold medals with USA Basketball.
    • Played 17.2 minutes per contest at point guard, averaging 4.0 points and 2.5 assists and earning praise from coach Sherri Coale for her defense as the USA claimed a gold medal at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
    • In the summer of 2011, won a gold medal at the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championships (7.2 ppg./4.3 apg./4.3 rpg.) in Puerto Montt, Chile, playing alongside UT teammate Cierra Burdick.
    • Broke a USA U19 record with 39 assists for the tournament and was fourth among all players at the World Championships.
    • Also won gold medals at both the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship (10.1 ppg./5.4 apg.) and 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship (12.0 ppg./4.8 apg./3.4 rpg.).
    • On the AAU circuit, she played for Tennessee Flight Silver in 2010; played for Illinois Dream Team from 2007-2009.
HIGH SCHOOL
    • Averaged 16.0 ppg., 7.0 apg. and 4.0 spg. as a senior (2010-11).
    • Helped BHS capture back-to-back-to-back state titles (2009, 2010, 2011).
    • Put up 13.5 ppg., 5.5 apg., 4.2 rpg. and 4.0 spg. as a junior (2009-10).
    • Numbers as a sophomore (2008-09) included 13.6 ppg., 5.0 apg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.6 spg.
    • Averaged 15.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 3.2 spg. as a freshman (2007-08).
    • McDonald's High School All-American and WBCA High School All-American (2011).
    • USA Today All-USA First Team (2011) and Second Team (2009, 2010).
    • Parade Magazine All-American (2011) and Parade Second Team (2010), ESPN Rise All-America First Team (2010 and 2011).
    • Gatorade Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2011).
    • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA), Associated Press and Champaign News Gazette3A/4A All-State First Team (2010, 2011).
    • Chicago Tribune All-State (2010) and All-Area (2009).
    • Herald News Co-Player of the Year (2010) and All-Area (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
    • Illinois Class 3A/4A All-State Second Team by the IBCA, Associated Press and Champaign News Gazette (2009), and IBCA All-State Third Team (2008).
    • All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference first team (2008, 2009).
PERSONAL
    • Full name is Ariel Chanel Massengale.
    • Born on June 10, 1993, in Downers Grove, Ill.
    • Parents are Carvel and Anita Massengale.
    • Older brother, Avery, is 29.
    • Both sets of Ariel's grandparents live in Middle Tennessee
    • Ariel is majoring in recreation and sport management.
    • Her brother Avery played college football, as did her dad.
    • Other relatives with collegiate careers include Wayne Buckingham (basketball), Barry Stewart (basketball) and Lendel Massengale (football).
    • Ariel's Twitter handle is @Aye_Mass5.
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