New scoring leader earns ALC Female Athlete of the Week nod

Times Staff Report

January 17, 2014

PIPPA PASSES - Ariel Nickell is this week’s Alice Lloyd College Female Athlete of the Week. The senior forward continues to be a leader for the Alice Lloyd College women’s basketball team.

In Alice Lloyd’s victory over Carlow University on Friday, Nickell scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.

The Tazewell, Tennessee native produced 27 points and 15 rebounds in the matchup against Point Park on January 11. The dazzling offensive display pushed her career scoring number to 2,257 points, which made her the leading scorer in the history of the Alice Lloyd College women’s basketball program.

Currently, Nickell is averaging 25.7 points and 13.4 rebounds per game. She leads NAIA Division II in both scoring and rebounding.