Wake Forest gutted out a 72-69 win over Charlotte in the WNIT on March 17, 2016. Amber Campbell hit a three in the final minutes to seal the deal in Wake Forest's first postseason appearance since 2012.
Wake Forest fell behind 16-3 in the first quarter, but battled back and ultimately came away with a 63-58 victory over No. RV/RV NC State on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2016. It marks the first win over NC State since 2013 and gives Wake Forest wins over NC State and North Carolina in the same season for the first time since 2003-04.
The Demon Deacons opened up their regular season against Navy on Fri. Nov. 11 against the Navy Mids at LJVM Coliseum.
2017-18 (Junior) Appeared in 27 games, including 22 starts … Became the 25th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points with a 24-point outburst against North Carolina (Jan. 16) … Averaged 8.9 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest … Recorded career-high 25 points and tied a career high with eight made free throws at Rutgers (Nov. 19) … Had second-straight 20-point game with 20 points on a career-high five three pointers against Minnesota (Nov. 25) … … Followed that performance with 21 points and six assists in an overtime home loss to No. 12/11 Florida State (Jan. 18) … Her four 20+ point performances were good for second on the team … Missed four conference games with an injury.
2016-17 (Sophomore) Started in all 32 games, finishing second with 13.1 points per game and leading the team with 2.9 assists per contest ... Averaged a team-leading 34.5 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures in 19 games including seven consecutive games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 22 ... Dropped a career-high 24 points against Miami (2/2) on 8-of-16 shooting (2-of-4 from beyond the arc) and a perfect 6-of-6 effort from the free throw line ... Dished out a career-high eight assists in a victory over Pittsburgh (2/5) ... Brought in nine rebounds in three of the first four contests to set a new career-high for rebounds in a game ... Set new career-highs for free throws made (8) and attempted (11) in a win over Elon (11/26) ... Tallied a career-best six steals against James Madison (12/31) while adding 17 points ... Was the team's leading scorer in both games of the WNIT, scoring 20 against Bethune-Cookman (3/16) and 23 against Middle Tennessee (3/19) ... Recorded five or more assists five times throughout the course of the year.
2015-16 (Freshman) Appeared in all 33 of Wake Forest's games in 2015-16, starting 25 of them ... Averaged 12.7 points per game to finish second on the team in the category ... Scored in double figures in 24 of 33 games on the season, finishing fourth in the ACC for most double-figure games by a freshman and first on the team ... Closed the year by scoring at least 10 points in 13 of the team's final 15 games, starting with 16 points in the win over North Carolina (1/21) ... Led the team in scoring 10 times on the season, the second-most occasions on the squad ... Knocked down a team-high 64 three-pointers while hitting a team-high 87 free throws ... Earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors from both the Blue Ribbon Panel and Head Coaches after the season, the first player to earn All-Freshman Team honors since Sandra Garcia in 2010 ... Was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 16 and Feb. 8, becoming the first Demon Deacon to earn the honor since Garcia in 2009-10 ... Earned FIU Surfing Santa Classic All-Tournament honors on Dec. 29 after helping the Deacs go 1-1 in the event ... Notched a career-high 22 points in the win over NC State (2/7) ... The 22-point performance against the Wolfpack capped a four-game run in which Stephenson led the Deacs in scoring all four games and averaged 19.0 points per game ... Scored a then-career-high 21 points in her first-career game against LSU (11/13) ... Scored 19 points while shooting 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from the floor in the win over Clemson (3/2) in the first round of the ACC Tournament before leading Wake Forest with 21 points in the loss to Georgia Tech (3/3) in the second round after hitting three three-pointers in the first quarter ... Hauled in a career-high seven rebounds against LSU and nearly matched the number with six rebounds against Davidson (11/17), Belmont (12/6), FIU (12/29) and Clemson (3/2) in the ACC Tourney ... After the season, earned ACC All-Academic Team honors.
High School Ranked No. 42 by Prospectnation.com in the class of 2015 ... Three-time first team All-District honoree ... Helped lead Prince George High School to the Conference 12 Championship in 2013-14 ... Set the school's scoring record the same season ... Averaged 27.1 points per game in her junior campaign ... Named to Times-Dispatch Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Played for Boo Williams Club team along with current teammates Destini Walker and Kortni Simmons.
Personal Full name is Ariel Lynn Stephenson ... Born on Dec. 21, 1996 ... Daughter of Adriene and Juan Stephenson ... Has two sisters, Mia and Lauren ... Father, Juan, played baseball at Vorhees College ... Father as a high school tournament in Virginia named after him, the Juan Stephenson Classic ... He was a well-respected high school basketball referee.