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#15 Tatiana Ariza
Position: Forward
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Experience: High School
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2012: 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year... second-team NSCAA All-Region, her second career honor from the coaches association... led the OVC with 12 goals and 32 points... ranked 23rd nationally in points per game at 1.68... spent her summer playing in the 2012 London Olympics, along with her sister Natalia, for their native Colombia... missed season's first two games due to Olympic commitment... assisted on two goals in her first game back against Appalachian State, Aug. 24... played 65 minutes against Chattanooga with a season-high eight shots, four shots on goal, and two goals leading the Lady Govs to victory... very productive game against Alabama A&M in 75 minutes with six shots, three shots on goal, one goal, and two assists... set the school record with her 31st career goal, at UT Martin, Sept. 28... scored twice in an Oct. 7 match against Belmont... Assisted on two of Andy Quiceno's three goals and added two scores of her own during an Oct. 12 match against Eastern Illinois... Oct. 19, scored twice against Tennessee Tech -- her fourth and final multi-goal game of the season... Scored one goal and assisted on another against Jacksonville State, Oct. 21... in season-finale against Eastern Kentucky, scored one of two Lady Govs goals that knocked off the Colonels and secured the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament... Assisted on Joceline Quiceno's 84th minute game-winning goal against SIU Edwardsville in the OVC Tournament semifinals... in the spring, earned Austin Peay's Outstanding Female Athlete honor for the 2012-13 year.

2011: Played and started in all 18 games... one of three Lady Govs (Emily Kink and Emily Perkins) to start every game... named first-team All-OVC for second-straight season... remained one of league’s most dynamic offensive players, leading OVC with 16 goals and seven assists... despite often facing multiple defenders in league play, scored a OVC-best five goals... her 11 points in OVC play tied for second most... had four multi-goal games and two multi-assist games... had four game-winning goals... was perfect 6-for-6 on penalty kicks... Lady Govs lost only one game in which she scored a goal... had three multi-goal games to start season... ranked second on team with 1595 minutes... Aug. 19 vs. Alabama A&M, recorded a hat trick along with two assists... her eight points tied for a program single-game record... Aug. 21 at Chattanooga, scored two goals, including gamewinner, while also assisting on two goals in 4-0 win... Aug. 30 vs. Union, tallied season’s second hat trick and also had an assist for seven points... through season’s first three games had eight goals and five assists with a .769 shots-on-goal... Sept. 4 vs. Belmont, scored game’s first goal on a penalty kick while managing only two shots... Sept. 9 vs. Troy, scored early goal and finished with all five shots on frame... Sept. 15 vs. Lipscomb, scored late goal with terrific move to pull out keeper, while also assisting on game-winner... Oct. 2 at Murray State, scored both APSU goals in OVC win, with both scores coming off penalty kicks... Oct. 21 vs. SIU Edwardsville, scored on a penalty kick to add insurance goal... Oct. 23 vs. Eastern Illinois, scored gamewinner four minutes into second overtime, assisted by Emily Perkins... Oct. 30 at Morehead State, scored season’s final goal on penalty kick.

As a freshman was named OVC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-OVC...  scored 11 goals and had five assists for 27 points... had 65 shots, with 37 on goal for a .569 percentage...her 27 points was an OVC best... 11 goals led Lady Govs and ranked second in league... her shot total (65) also was second-best in OVC... had a team-best six game-winning goals... reported late after playing in the U19 FIFA Women's World Cup, missing season's first two games... Aug. 27 vs. Western Illinois, scored the game-winner in her first collegiate appearance on her season's only penalty kick... Sept. 3 vs. South Alabama, netted her season's second game-winner, unassisted, in the 44th minute... Sept. 10 vs. Southern, had a season-high five points, scoring a goal and assisting on three goals in a 4-0 Lady Govs win... Sept. 14 vs. Alabama A&M, Ariza had season's only multi-goal game, netting two goals on four shots... Sept. 24 vs. Eastern Illinois, scored the game-winner to open OVC play... it was the Lady Govs first OVC win in a 15-match stretch and sixth-straight home win... went three games without a goal - her season's longest drought - as the Lady Govs endured a three-game skid... Oct. 8 vs. Jacksonville State, broke out of slump with a goal on seven shots... Oct. 17 vs. Eastern Kentucky, netted her season's sixth game-winner in the 84th minute... was responsible for three of five Lady Govs goals during OVC Tournament... Nov. 4 vs. Murray State, assisted on game-winner by Laurena Robinson in the 83rd minute...  Nov. 5 vs. vs. Southeast Missouri, added an empty-net goal to help Lady Govs advance to first-ever OVC Tournament final... Nov. 7 vs. Morehead State, kept APSU in championship game with a goal - her season's 11th - in the 22nd minute.


Previously: Played forward for U20 Columbian National team… played 349 minutes in five games, as the Columbian’s lost, 1-0, to Nigeria in the semifinals… brings a wealth of experience from a worldwide level of soccer… also played in U17 FIFA World Cup tournament in 2008… was leading goal scorer in the 2008 U17 qualifier and named Most Valuable Player… led Columbia to the U17 2008 South American Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Luis and Yolima Ariza... born Feb 21, 1991...an international business major...identical twin sister Natalia also plays for Lady Govs.

2010 20 1656 11 5 27 65 .169 37 .569 6 1-1
2011 18 1595 16 7 39 51 .314 34 .667 4 6-6
2012 19 1541 12 8 32 75 .160 38 .507 4 0-0
TOTAL 57 4792 39 20 98 191 .204 109 .571 14 7-7
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