Women's Basketball

    Ariya Crook
    Ariya  Crook


    Los Angeles, Calif.

    High School:
    Long Beach Poiy





    USC Women's Nonconference Schedule Takes Shape

    The Women of Troy have an exciting nonconference slate ahead for 2014.


    Pac-12 Champion USC Women Head To NCAA Tournament

    The Trojans are back in the Big Dance for the first time since 2006 after winning Pac-12 Tournament Championship.


    USC Women Deliver Another Upset To Claim First Pac-12 Tournament Championship

    The automatic NCAA berth belongs to the Trojans after another big win at the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle.


    USC Upsets No. 4 Stanford in Pac-12 Semis, 72-68

    USC Will Play for the Championship and an Automatic NCAA Tournament Bid on Sunday


    Cassie Harberts Repeats On All-Pac-12 Team

    Ariya Crook, Brianna Barrett, Alexyz Vaioletama and Courtney Jaco also earn Pac-12 honors.


    USC vs. St. John's (USATSI)

    USC vs. St. John's (USATSI)


    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford

    USC vs. No. 4 Stanford photos by USA TODAY Sports


    USC vs. No. 5 Stanford

    USC falls to No. 5 Stanford, 64-59


    USC vs. Stanford (USATSI)

    USC vs. Stanford (USATSI)


    South Carolina @ USC

    South Carolina @ USC

    2013-14 JUNIOR SEASON
    Crook became the first Trojan to be named Most Outstanding Player at the Pac-12 Tournament... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention... Finished as the team's top scorer with 15.8 points per game... Was third on team in assists with 2.3 per game... Appeared in and started 31 games... Led team in 3-pointers made with 69, hitting at least one three in all but three games... Her 69 threes made stands as the - fourth most in a single season in USC history... Shot 79.7 percent from the free-throw line, which is the 10th best mark in a single season... Scored her 1,000th career point against Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament... Now ranks No. 5 all-time in career 3-pointers (138)... Scored a career-high 34 points in upset of California... Scored in double figures in 27 games... Also named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team.

    Crook was USC's second leading scorer as a sophomore with 13.4 points per game... Also was second in assists (2.9 apg) and steals (1.2 spg)... Played in 30 games and started nine... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention... Set new career highs with 25 points vs. Nebraska, nine rebounds vs. WSU and seven assists vs. Arizona... Scored in doubles figures in 24 games... Took a spot at No. 2 all-time in single-game 3-pointers made with six hit vs. Washington... Also made five 3-pointers vs. UC Davis.

    Crook's claim to fame as a true freshman came in an overtime win at Cal, where she scored all 11 of USC's points in OT, including the game-winning layup... Set her career high with 21 points in that game on Feb. 11... Earned Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention... Appeared in 29 games and started four... Also scored in double digits with 17 points at Utah and 10 vs. UTSA... Averaged 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.7 steals per game... Had a career-high five assists vs. WSU on Feb. 2.


    Crook participated at the 2009 U.S. Under-18 team trials and the 2009 U.S. Under-16 trials.

    Crook was selected a 2011 McDonald's All-American out of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly... Ranked as the No. 2 point guard in the nation and No. 16 overall in the ESPNU Rankings Class of 2011... Also a WBCA All-American, was named to 2011 LA Times All-Star Team... Named to All-CIF Team as a senior... Averaged 11.7 points per game as a senior to help team reach the 2011 CIF Southern Section quarterfinals... Long Beach Poly team won the CIF 1-AA State Championship in 2008 and 2009 and was state finalist in 2010... Won four straight Moore League titles... Selected to 2009 All-CIF Second Team... An all-league first teamer... Played club for Fundamental Hoops and Cal Sparks.

    Ariya Antoinette Crook was born Feb. 22, 1993 in Torrance, Calif... The daughter of Angela Williams.... Has four siblings, Robert, Mark, Willie and Mary Ann... Lists winning the CIF championship as a freshman as her most thrilling sports moment, and lists Kobe Bryant as her biggest sports hero... Favorite foods are meat loaf, mashed potatoes and broccoli... Would like to one day travel to Paris... Has always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle... Majoring in social science psychology and hopes to pursue a career as a detective.