|High School:||Southern Guilford|
2011 (Redshirt Senior): Played and started all 32 matches to earn her second letter at UNCG … Saw action in 110 of a possible 118 sets … Named to the NCCSIA All-State Team … Second on the team with 334 kills while averaging 3.04 kills per set, ranking seventh in the Southern Conference… Posted a .178 hitting percentage on 987 total attempts … Third on the team with 247 digs and a 2.11 digs per set average … Recorded 37 total blocks and 20 service aces … Reached double figures in kills in 17 of 32 matches … Posted a career-high 21 kills against Elon (Sept. 23) as she turned in a .465 hitting percentage with just one attack error … Posted a season-high .478 hitting percentage against Chattanooga (Nov. 4) as she tallied 11 kills and zero errors in 23 total attempts … Reached double figures in digs in 12 matches, including a career-high 20 digs against George Mason (Sept. 3) … Notched a double-double in kills and digs in 10 matches … Tallied a season-high 4.0 total blocks against UCF (Sept. 9) … Recorded three serves aces against FAU (Sept. 9) and Wofford (Oct. 22).
2010 (Redshirt Junior): Started 32 of the 33 matches she played in as a junior, including appearing in 117 of a possible 128 sets during the season … led the team with a 2.97 kills per set average and was third on the team with a 2.87 digs per set average … posted a 14 double-doubles on the season, which ranked second on the team … posted double-digit kills in 19 of her last 22 games on the year … had a career-high 17 kills against The Citadel (10/23) and matched that later in the year against Furman (11/19) … set a new career-high in digs with 20 on the road at Western Carolina (10/2) … recorded a season-best hitting percentage of .545 in a three-set sweep of Gardner-Webb (9/18) after posting 13 kills and only one error … she posted a career-high four blocks in a five-set match against UCF (9/4) early in the season.
2009: Redshirted the season.
2008 (at VCU): Played in 31 of the 32 matches and appeared in 96 games as a sophomore…finished the season fourth on the team in kills with 218 and was second on the team with a 2.27 kills per game average…had a season-high 19 kills against Binghamton (9/13)…finished the season with four double-doubles…registered a season-high 11 digs six times…recorded 23 aces during the 2008 season…tied for third on the team with 209 digs as a sophomore.
2007 (at VCU): Appeared in 125 of 130 possible games and averaged a team-best 3.09 kills per game … Ranked second on the team with 33 service aces … Averaged 2.54 digs per outing … Logged 14 double-doubles … Recorded double-doubles (kills and digs) in the final four matches, including an 18-kill, 21 dig performance against Georgetown (Nov. 24) … Ripped 21 kills with 15 digs and hit .318 in 3-2 win at Georgetown (Oct. 16) … Fired a personal-best five service aces in a victory over UNC Wilmington (Oct. 12) … Booked 18 kills and 20 digs at William & Mary (Sept. 26) … Hit .522 with 14 kills at UNC Wilmington (Sept. 22) … Hammered career-high 24 kills and hit .358 against Maryland (Sept. 1).
High school: A four-year letterwinner for coach Beth Brown at Southern Guilford HS in Greensboro, N.C….named to the North State all-conference team all four years…earned conference player of the year honors as a sophomore and senior…was MVP of the conference tournament as a freshman and senior…broke the school record for the most kills in a season with 270 as a freshman…named to the all-area team by the Greensboro News & Record…selected as team captain her senior season.
Club: Played three seasons with current teammate Kayren Finney for the Piedmont-Triad National Volleyball Club for head coaches Kim Mansfield and Blaine Tendler…her team was the Big South Tournament qualifier champions, as well as the Big South Tournament champions in 2007.
Personal: Ariel P. Newman…born June 11, 1989, in Greensboro, N.C….daughter of Marilyn Newman…has one sibling, Adrienne…majoring in sociology at UNCG.