Name: Ariel Atkins
Position: Guard
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 5-8
DOB: 7/30/1996
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas)
College: University of Texas '18
Team/Club: Washington Mystics
Coach(es): Mike Thibault
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2018, 2019, 2020
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2018
  • 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship (Gold)
Personal: Daughter of Byron and LaShonda Atkins...Has one older sister, Jessica, and one younger brother, Byron Jr....Participated in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program during the summer of 2016.