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Stephenson Elevated to Director of Women’s Basketball Operations

by | Jul 15, 2022

Ariel Stephenson

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson College head women’s basketball coach Gayle Fulks has announced the promotion of Ariel Stephenson to the program’s Director of Basketball Operations role. 

Stephenson spent the 2021-22 season on staff with the Wildcats, as the team’s Director of Player Development.

“Ariel is a rising star in our profession and is a phenomenal mentor to our scholar-athletes,” Fulks said. “She has been in their shoes; striving for excellence on the court and in the classroom at high-academic institutions. In addition, she is incredibly well-organized and has an outstanding work ethic. I am thrilled to be elevating her to this new position on our staff.”

No stranger to the Atlantic 10 Conference, Stephenson joined the Wildcats last summer after serving for one year as a graduate assistant and video coordinator with the George Washington Colonials. Prior to that, she also played one season with the Buff and Blue after a successful four-year career with Wake Forest University.

A two-year captain of the Demon Deacons, Stephenson became Wake Forest’s 25th member of the 1,000-point club in 2018, while earning ACC All-Academic and All-Rookie honors throughout her tenure. With an extra year of eligibility, Stephenson joined the Colonials at George Washington for the 2019-20 season, before transitioning to a graduate assistant role.

Stephenson earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest in 2019, and completed her master’s degree in sport management from GW in May 2021.

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