2008 Junior: Played in 19 games for the Lady Mocs starting 10...served as a team captain...took seven shots for the Lady Mocs with two on goal against Jacksonville and at Furman...named to the UTC Dean’s List in both the Fall and Spring semesters as well as the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in both semesters...named the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.
2007 Sophomore: Served as captain...played in 15 games for the Lady Mocs as a sophomore, missing just one due to injury...started 10 games at the defender position...took six shots including three against Lipscomb with one on goal...member of the Fall Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.
2006 Freshman: Started all 17 games for the Lady Mocs in her rookie year with the program...took nine shots on the year from the midfielder position with two shots against Furman, Georgia Southern and the College of Charleston...tallied one shot against Eastern Kentucky, Elon and Wofford and had shots on goal against Eastern Kentucky, Furman, Wofford and the College of Charleston.
High School Roane County: Played for the Roane County Yellow Jackets because Oliver Springs does not field a girl’s soccer team...led the Yellow Jackets to the District II, Region 2-A and Sectional Championships in 2003...as a senior, her team was the District and Region Runners-up...Served as team captain her junior and senior seasons...Voted 2004 and 2005 Team MVP...2005 TACA All-State Team Member...Received the 2005 Most Assists award...2003 and 2005 Class A/AA All-Region team member...2003 Knoxville News Sentinel All-KIL Honorable Mention...2002 Rookie of the Year...Named to the All-District team in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
Oliver Springs HS: Member of the basketball squad...2005-06 team captain...Won the 2006 Best Defense award...In 2006, the Bobcats won the Region Championship and advanced to the state tournament “Elite Eight”...2004 region Runners-up and state “Final Four”...District Champs (2003-06)...Graduated as the Valedictorian of her class...Received the AP Biology Award...Participant in the Gifted Program and a member of the National Honor Society...Student Council President and Beta Club President...Class vice presicent freshman year, treasurer junior year and secretary senior year...Member of the FCA, Bible Club, Scholars Bowl Team, Jr. Class Float Committee and STARS.
Personal: Full name is Arielle Caitlin Lankford...Born April 30, 1988 in Knoxville, Tenn.,...Daughter of Roger and Trish Lankford...Brother Josh and sister Brianne both attend Tennessee Tech where Brianne played for the soccer team... Phe-professional biology major.