Ariel  Massengale

5Ariel Massengale


Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:
Bolingbrook H.S.



2014-15 Season Highs
Points:26 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
Rebounds:6 // Georgia, 1/27/15
Assists:5 // Georgia, 2/26/15
Steals:3 // Winthrop, 11/21/14
Field Goals:9 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
3-Pointers:8 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
Free Throws:6 // Kentucky, 3/7/15*
Minutes:45 // Gonzaga, 3/28/15
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:9 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
3-Pointers:8 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
Free Throws:10 // Georgia, 1/5/14*
Minutes:45 // Gonzaga, 3/28/15
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:9 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
3-Pointers:8 // Vanderbilt, 3/1/15
Free Throws:10 // Georgia, 1/5/14*
Minutes:42 // Florida, 1/13/13
NCAA Highs
Points:18 // Boise St., 3/21/15
Rebounds:5 // Boise St., 3/21/15
Assists:6 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13
Steals:3 // Creighton, 3/25/13
Blocks:1 // Baylor, 3/26/12*
Field Goals:7 // Maryland, 3/30/15
3-Pointers:3 // Gonzaga, 3/28/15*
Free Throws:6 // Pitt, 3/23/15
Minutes:45 // Gonzaga, 3/28/15
*Indicates most recent high

    • WNBA Third Rd. Draft Pick (29th pick, Atlanta Dream) -- 2015
    • NCAA Spokane Regional All-Tournament Team -- 2015
    • College Sports Madness All-SEC Fourth Team -- 2015
    • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2015
    • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2014
    • 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)

    • The Lady Vols' second-leading scorer (11.5) and had the leading free throw pct. at .860 (74-for-86).
    • Scored in double digits 21 times, including three times with 20-plus.
    • Led UT in three-point shooting on 18 occasions, making at least three treys in 11 of those games.
    • Led Tennessee in scoring in the regional final vs. Maryland with 16 points, four rebounds and one assist. Moved into the No. 6 position for most three-point field goals made in a season with a total of 74 and is fifth for career three-pointers with 164.
    • Played all 45 minutes of the game vs. Gonzaga and tallied 15 points, three rebounds and four assists. Tied the game at halftime with a trey.
    • Made two treys and was 6-for-8 from the free throw line to total 16 points in the second round win over Pitt. Added four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes.
    • Scored 10-plus for the 18th time this season with a personal NCAA tourney-high 18 points, including three treys. Grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists vs. Boise St. in round one.
    • Became the 41st Lady Vol to score 1,000 career points at Tennessee with 17 pts. vs. #10/10 Kentucky on Feb. 15.
    • Notched 500 career assists to become the third Lady Vol to produce 1,000 points and 500 assists in her career at Tennessee.
    • Moved into the No. 4 spot on the career assists list, surpassing five other Lady Vols.
    • Sits in the No. 6 position on UT's three-point shots made list with a career total of 164.
    • Scored a season-high 26 points on a career-high nine field goals. vs. Vanderbilt on Senior Day, including a career-high eight treys.
    • Her eight three-pointers tied a UT Thompson-Boling Arena record for most treys in a game. It also ties the No. 1 spot in program history for most in a game and also ties the most in SEC play this season.
    • Helped lead UT to a win at Georgia, tallying 17 points, including three treys, two rebounds and a steal. Dished out a season-high five assists.
    • Produced 11-plus points in six consecutive games and combined for 17 assists (Stanford through Arkansas).
    • In Massengale's return to the court for the first time since Jan. 23, 2014, she produced 21 points to lead the team and added three rebounds, two assists and a steal vs. Oral Roberts.
    • Finished the season as UT's third-leading scorer, averaging 12.5 points, and leading the way with 5.8 assists per contest and a 2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio.
    • Her per game assist average of 5.8 last season was the fourth-highest in school history.
    • Started all 19 games she played, dishing out five or more assists in 14 of those contests.
    • Missed the final 16 games after suffering a facial injury in the first half of the Florida game in Knoxville on Jan. 23.
    • With her two assists against Florida, she surpassed Kristen "Ace" Clement (429) in UT's record book, moving into ninth with 430 career assists.
    • Recorded back-to-back 20+ point outings for the first time in her career, notching 23 points against Ole Miss after tossing in a personal-best 28 points at Georgia.
    • Against UGA, 23 of her 28 points came in the second half, and she went a perfect 10-for-10 on her free throws.
    • Had a career-high 13 assists and added 10 points against Virginia and posted 16 points, five assists and five boards vs. SMU at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas.
    • Averaged 13 points, nine assists and three rebounds in those two games at the Junkanoo Jam to make the all-tourney team and lead UT to the Lucaya Division championship.
    • After three stellar games (North Carolina, Chattanooga and Georgia Tech) of leading UT in scoring twice and sinking career highs in points and rebounds, she won SEC and NCAA Player of the Week from Nov. 11-18.
    • Recorded a career-high 20 points vs. North Carolina, leading the team in points as well as in assists (7).
    • Massengale had a career-best five three-pointers vs. UNC (5-of-9) and was 5-of-6 on free throws.
    • Earned her second double-double of the year and third of her career, dishing out 12 assists to go with 10 points against LSU on Jan. 2.
    • Produced 17 points, four assists and four rebounds at Stanford in a December setback.
    • Led UT with 16 points and five assists vs. Chattanooga, connecting on four of five three-pointers

    • Came off the bench the first four games before establishing herself as the starting point guard in 30 contests.
    • Scored in double figures 13 times and led the team in three-pointers on 10 occasions while averaging 7.9 points and 4.5 assists per contest.
    • That assist average ranked her sixth in the SEC for all games in 2012-13, and her 5.1 apg average in league contests rated her fifth.
    • Scored a career-high 15 points and added seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes vs. No. 12/20 Texas.
    • Posted her second career double-double, tallying 10 points and 10 assists in a home win over Auburn.
    • Had a season-best nine assists vs. No. 2/3 Notre Dame and eight vs. Ole Miss.
    • Scored 15 points and chipped in four assists, two steals and a block in the overtime win over Middle Tennessee.
    • Connected on 10-of-10 free throws and finished with 14 points in a key early road win at No. 23/23 Miami.
    • 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.
    • Scored 13 vs. Oral Roberts and 11 vs. Creighton in home NCAA tournament games.
    • Scored 15 points while dishing out a team-best four assists against Middle 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Helped UT to SEC Tourney championship game win, sinking nine of 10 free throws vs. LSU (3/4).
    • 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.
    • Ranked No. 4 in 2011 espnW HoopGurlz Top 100.
    • 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).
    • Full name is Ariel Chanel Massengale.
    • Born on June 10, 1993, in Downers Grove, Ill.
    • Parents are Carvel and Anita Massengale.
    • Has an older brother, Avery.
    • Both sets of Ariel's grandparents live in Middle Tennessee
    • 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 is majoring in recreation and sport management.
    • Recipient of the Richard & Donna Fraser Winners' Circle Scholarship.
    • Follow @Aye_Mass05 on Twitter and @aye_mass5 on Instagram.


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago