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by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sportswriter

This week’s Female Athlete of the Week is junior forward Ariel Nickell. Nickell led her team and played extremely well in their latest match-up versus Asbury University.

On Thursday, February 7th, Nickell put on a clinic with 39 points, including 11-12 from the free throw line, and corralled 14 rebounds.

The Eagles star has been on a major tear of late, putting up 32.5 points per game in her last four games.

Nickell is averaging 25.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 2.1 steals on the season.

She leads the nation in points and rebounds, and is also among the nation’s leaders in total points (589, 3rd) and rebounds (292, 3rd).

You can next see Nickell in action on Saturday, February 16th, when the Lady Eagles fight it out with Midway College at ALC’s Grady Nutt Athletic Center.

Check out Nickell’s impressive season stats here.