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W. Tennis: Ariel Strong

Ariel Strong


  Ht.: 5-6
  Hometown: Cassatt, S.C.
  Previous School: Converse
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Psychology

2011-12: Named Second-Team All-Conference… went 14-8 at No. 1 singles and 15-8 in No. 1 doubles… was 4-5 in singles and 5-4 in doubles in SAC play

2011-12 Cross Country: Ran in five races for the Newberry women’s cross country team… finished No. 59 at the South Atlantic Conference championships…

2010-11: Played both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for Converse College… also ran cross country…

High School: Played varsity tennis at North Central HS… was a regional champion cross country runner and named to the all-region team… served as student body president…

Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1991 in Charlotte, N.C…. daughter of John and Leslie Strong… career goal is to become a pharmacist… favorite movies are Wimbledon and The Little Mermaid… favorite sports teams are the Boston Celtics and the University of Florida Gators… greatest moment in athletics was playing against 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin… most respected athletes are Novak Djokavic and Serena Williams… models play after Serena Williams, Justine Henin and Andy Roddick… influenced most by parents, brother and God… enjoys singing, dancing, writing and playing instruments… favorite foods are pizza, seafood, and pasta… most influential quote, “Play every match like it’s someone’s first time watching you.” – Andre Agassi… would like to spend a day with Jesus…