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