UNC Track & Field Bio
 Ariel Roberts

 

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER • 4-TIME NCAA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER • 5-TIME ALL-ACC HONOREE

Personal Records:

High Jump- 5-10 ¾ (1.80 meters) • Pentathlon - 3,916 • Heptathlon - 5,208

Senior: NCAA First Round Qualifier for the high jump • All-ACC honoree for her third-place finish in the high jump • Ranked as high as 19th nationally in the indoor high jump as she switched her multis devotion to focus on the vertical jump • Matched her personal record of 5-10 ¾ (1.80 meters) at the indoor Hokie Invitational • Also competed at the elite Armory Collegiate Invitational in the indoor high jump.

Junior: All-ACC honors for her third-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championship where she posted her season-high 4,882 points for the heptathlon • Season-best 5-10 high jump at the outdoor Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton UNC Invitational.

Sophomore: Took second in the pentathlon with a school-record 3,916 points and third in the high jump at the ACC Indoor Championships • Tied for third in the high jump and took fifth in the heptathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump.

Freshman: Placed seventh in the heptathlon wit 3,605 points and also competed in the high jump and long jump at ACC Indoor Championships • Finished eighth in high jump at ACC Outdoor Championships.

Prep: 2008 Gatorade All-America Award for the state of Michigan • Won all-state and All-America honors • Took second place in the pentathlon at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals • 2009 Michigan state champion in the high jump and long jump • Reached Nike Indoor and Outdoor Nationals • Recipient of the AAHUM and the NCAAP awards • On the cover of Rise ESPN magazine • Took several advanced placement course while in high school.

Personal: Her father played football at Michigan State and in the NFL with the Denver Broncos • Ariel Victoria Roberts is the daughter of Aaron Roberts and Elaine and Shawn Smithon • Born October 31, 1991.

 

 

More Information about Ariel Roberts

Hobbies: Sudoku

Favorite Food: Just about everything/sushi

Favorite TV Shows: Law & Order SVU and Fairly Oddparents

Favorite Book: Daddy's Little Girls

Favorite Band/Artist: Tamia

I most admire ­­­­______ because...My mommy because she's very motivated and strong...super important to me and everything I do

If I could meet one celebrity, it would be...Terrence Howard

Dream Vacation Spot: Australia

Dream Job: Pro volleyball player

Favorite Class at UNC: Data Analysis in Sociological Research (SOCI 252)

If I could play another sport at UNC, it would be...Volleyball

Before a competition, I like to...listen to music

Favorite thing about being a Tar Heel: Wearing that Carolina blue all day, everyday

Position: Multis/High Jump
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: Pioneer
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