- Jan 1, 2003
Seton Hall women's basketball head coach Anthony Bozzella announced today the addition of West Virginia University transfer Ariel Cummings (Toledo, Ohio) to the program.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall women's basketball head coach Anthony Bozzella announced today the addition of West Virginia University transfer Ariel Cummings (Toledo, Ohio) to the program.
Cummings will have two remaining years of eligibility and begin play immediately this fall.
"Ariel will be another significant piece to our frontcourt mix moving forward," Bozzella said. "I'm truly excited to welcome her to the Seton Hall family and look forward to having her on the court this fall. Her ability to score and rebound in the post will embolden our half-court game."
"Ariel has been coached up really well at both Chipola and West Virginia," Bozzella added. "We're gaining an asset that has been taught from some of the best coaches out there."
Cummings joins the Pirates after spending a year at West Virginia University. The 6-foot-3 forward played in nine games last season as the Mountaineers won 22 games and earned an at large berth to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to WVU, Cummings was a star at Chipola College where she was named to the 2020 All-Panhandle Conference Team and averaged a double-double. In two years at Chipola, she blocked 96 shots and shot .504 from the floor. Cummings was named 2018 Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year in high school at Notre Dame Academy.
Cummings is the third impact transfer to join the Pirates this week, joining Fairfield's Katie Armstrong and Mississippi State's Sidney Cooks. All three players measure 6-foot-2 or taller. They join a talented Seton Hall team that narrowly missed an NCAA Tournament berth last season, finishing with a 14-7 overall record and placing third in the BIG EAST Conference despite being predicted to finish sixth. The Pirates return three regular starters, including All-Conference First Team selections, Andra Espinoza-Hunter and Lauren Park-Lane.