• Yesterday
    SUNO at
    91
    Judson College
    41
  • Thursday, Nov 20
    Tougaloo at
    59
    Grambling
    98
  • Thursday, Nov 20
    Philander Smith at
    62
    Warner University
    76
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Louisiana State University Shreveport at
    51
    Dillard
    59
  • Wednesday, Nov 19
    Oakwood College at
    39
    Talladega
    76
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Edward Waters at
    57
    University of North Florida
    62
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    SUNO at
    84
    Nicholls State
    87
  • Tuesday, Nov 18
    Xavier at
    53
    Louisiana-Lafayette
    69
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Tougaloo at
    50
    William Carey
    53
  • Monday, Nov 17
    Talladega at
    43
    Tennessee Wesleyan College
    72
  • Sunday, Nov 16
    Xavier at
    80
    Louisiana State University Shreveport
    69
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Bryan College at
    76
    Talladega
    63
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Our Lady of the Lake University vs
    77
    Xavier
    76
    LSUS Classic, Shreveport, La.
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Blue Mountain College at
    52
    SUNO
    87
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Voorhees at
    53
    Fisk University
    46
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Wiley College at
    (OT) 62
    Dillard
    57
    Homecoming
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Edward Waters at
    (OT) 88
    Florida Memorial College
    96
  • Saturday, Nov 15
    Tougaloo at
    48
    Belhaven
    66
  • Friday, Nov 14
    Edward Waters at
    46
    Johnson & Wales University
    53
  • Thursday, Nov 13
    Voorhees at
    44
    Freed-Hardeman University
    87
Women's Basketball
Mighty is the first female from the NAIA to sign with the Globetrotters.
Mighty is the first female from the NAIA to sign with the Globetrotters.
Women's Basketball - Mon, Sep. 24, 2012
Ariel Mitchell, a native of Louisiana and a Dillard alum from the Class of 2012, has signed with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.


She is one of only 11 women to ever to play for the basketball team, and the first to come out of a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. The Dillard University Athletics Department will honor her at a formal announcement and press conference on Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Dent Hall gymnasium on Dillard's campus.

 

Mitchell will be available to answer questions from media at the press conference. Elected officials, Dillard University Athletic Director Kiki Baker Barnes, representatives from Mitchell's hometown, and family of the late Billy Ray Hobley (a Dillard alum and Harlem Globetrotters Legend) are also expected to speak.


Mighty Mitchell, as she will be known with the Globetrotters, hails from St James, La. The 5'7" shooting guard led the Dillard Lady Bleu Devils basketball team for four years, scoring over 1,000 points and earning All-Conference honors in her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She averaged 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health.


Mighty and the Globetrotters are currently preparing for their 2013 "You Write the Rules World Tour," the North American leg of which will see the team play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.  More information on the team can be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.


(photo provided by Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.)