Meet the Pirates: Ariana Jackson

A daily feature highlighting a member of the women’s basketball team

Greenville, NC Oct. 25, 2012


Redshirt junior forward Ariana Jackson

Redshirt junior forward Ariana Jackson


About Ariana

Full Name:
Ariana Victoria Jackson
Nickname: AJ
Parents’ Names:
Natalie and Anthony Jackson
Date of Birth: October 13, 1990


Diana Turasi
Sports Team (besides ECU): Miami Heat
Movie: Spice World
Food: Fried Chicken
Place on campus:
Minges Coliseum
Thing about ECU: the people and the hospitality
ECU Team (other than women’s basketball):
Women’s Volleyball

Getting to Know Ariana

Campus Activities: SAAC and Residential Scholarship Program
Watching “Spice World” and sneaker shopping
Interesting fact about myself:
I graduated with my undergrad degree in three years
I got my start playing basketball in the:
sixth grade
The best moment of my ECU basketball career so far: having the opportunity to learn from Coach Macy
My favorite summer activity was:
my internship
The best thing about playing in Minges is: the fans
Other than basketball, I like to:
watch soccer
If I could compete in the Olympics in any sport other than basketball it would be:
Weight Lifting
Not many people know that I: love the Spice Girls
If you could write the headline for this season it would be:
Get Ready for a Rout!
What made you choose ECU?
The campus and environment
If I could play one-on-one with anyone it would be:
Diana Turasi
Community Service moment to remember: The Tar River clean up

Three Pointers
If I could have dinner with three people it would be:

1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. Hitler
3. The Spice Girls

Three words to describe me would be:
1. Analytical
2. Athletic
3. Strong

If I were granted three wishes, they would be:
1. Never get hurt again
2. To have enough money that my mommy didn’t have to work anymore
3. Play pro ball

On the Pirates, who is…
The Team Mom?
Ashley Anderson
Most likely to be found practicing in the gym on off-hours?
Kyani White
The team clown? Tatiana Chapple
Most likely to win “The Voice?” Elise Shelton
Most likely to lend a helping hand? Celeste Stewart


Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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