Gballmag.com Young All-American ... ACC Rookie of the Year ... unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... unanimous VaSID Rookie of the Year and All-State Second Team selection ... Richmond-Times Dispatch All-State Second Team honoree ... named the team's Rookie of the Year ... shared the team's MVP in Practice award ... earned the team's Highest Free Throw Percentage award ... named preseason ACC Rookie of the Year ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors eight times, the most of any Cavalier in school history ... the most decorated freshman in Virginia school history ... started every game at guard ... finished second in team scoring with 15.1 ppg and 6.0 rpg ... led UVa in steals with 79 ... also finished second in assists with 76 ... set the single-season record for field goal attempts by a freshman with 469 ... had seven points and two blocks in the WNIT quarterfinal at Wisconsin ... added 11 points in the WNIT third round win over South Florida ... stole the in-bounds pass on USF's final possession to seal the win ... paced the `Hoos with 20 points and 10 boards for her fourth double-double in the WNIT second round win over Charlotte ... led UVa at ACC tourney with 21.0 ppg ... paced the squad with 18 points, nine boards, and four steals against No. 1/1 Duke in the ACC quarterfinal ... tallied 24 points in the win over Clemson in the first round ... added 24 points and eight boards in the win at Clemson en route to her eighth ACC Rookie of the Week honor ... led UVa with 12 points at Georgia Tech ... racked up her third double-double with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Florida State ... had 16 points and five boards in the win at Virginia Tech ... led UVa with 19 points and seven boards against No. 6/6 Maryland ... paced UVa with 20 points in the win over North Florida ... led Uva with 20 points and nine boards, just only shy of a double-double, in the win over Miami ... shared ACC Rookie of the Week honors ... added 12 points against No. 1 Duke ... tallied her sixth ACC Rookie of the Week honor ... had six points, six boards, and a season-high six steals at Florida State ... paced UVa with 23 points and six rebounds at NC State ... netted her second double-double of a game-high 17 points and season-high 11 rebounds against Virginia Tech ... also went 5-for-5 from the line ... added 10 points at No. 3 Maryland ... tallied 13 points in the overtime win over Boston College, nailing the game-winning three-pointer ... had 15 points, five boards, and three assists in the win over Wake Forest ... added 17 points and seven rebounds at No. 2 North Carolina ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honor following the first week of ACC play ... led UVa with her first collegiate double-double of 21 points and a season-high 11 rebounds at Richmond ... earned her fourth ACC Rookie of the Week honor following the classic ... paced UVa with 20 points, including shooting 9-of-10 from the line, in the win over UAB in the Marriott Cavalier Classic championship ... added 11 second-half points in the win over Maine in the Marriott Cavalier Classic first round ... had 10 points and five rebounds against No. 6/6 Connecticut ... added six points and a season-high eight rebounds in the win over Cleveland State ... netted 18 points, a season-high seven rebounds, and a season-high six assists in the road win en route to her third ACC Rookie of the Week honor ... paced the `Hoos with a career-best 26 points in the win over Temple ... with the score tied with just 3:49 to go in the game, Virginia finished the game with a 10-4 run, sparked by six of Wright's points ... also tallied career bests of four assists and four steals while playing a season-high 33 minutes ... scored 15 points, grabbed a team-high five rebounds, netted a career-best five steals and career-best five assists in the win over Seton Hall ... earned her ACC Rookie of the Week honor following the two wins ... added 13 points and three assists in the win over Central Florida ... had eight points and seven rebounds against South Dakota State in the opening round of the Junkanoo Jam ... en route to her first ACC Rookie of the Week honor, helped Virginia to a 3-0 overall record in the win over Marquette ... in her third appearance in the starting line-up, scored 18 points, dished out three assists and grabbed two steals in 27 minutes of action ... with 33 seconds to go in the game, the freshman made a key steal and made three free throws in waning seconds to seal the win ... scored 11 points in the win over Old Dominion in the inaugural game at JPJA ... had nine points, six boards, and four steals in her collegiate debut in the win at Rhode Island.
A two-time Street & Smith's All-American as well as an USA Today first-team All-American ... EA Sports first-team All-American ... USA Today Junior All-American ... McDonald's All-American ... WBCA first-team All-American ... ranked the No. 2 guard and No. 11 player overall in the nation, in the Class of 2006, according to Blue Star Basketball ... three-time first team All-State selection ... also named the Associated Press Group AAA Player of the Year ... named the MVP of the WBCA All-American game ... named Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year ... as a senior, helped Forest Park to its second AAA state championship in a three-year period ... averaged 22.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 4.0 steals per game ... led her team to a 26-4 record.
Monica Ashante Wright ... born July 15, 1988, in San Antonio, Texas ... parents are Garry and Lynette Wright ... has an older brother Gerard (27) ... related to Arnold Harrison, a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers ... volunteered at church basketball camp ... Boys & Girls Club camp counselor ... logged more that 100 hours of community service in a school year ... interested in sports marketing.
Wright by the Numbers
Wright's Career Highs Points: 26 vs. Temple, 11-29-06 3-pointers: 2 (8X), last vs. #1/1 Duke, 3-2-07 Rebounds: 11 (twice), last vs. Virginia Tech, 1-22-07 Assists: 6 at Marshall, 12-5-06 Steals: 6 at Florida State, 1-28-07 Blocks: 2 (5X), last at Wisconsin, 3-25-07 Double-Doubles: 4
Blount Eager to Assume Larger RoleFootball3/21/18The job will not be handed to rising sophomore Joey Blount. He'll have to earn it. This is head coach Bronco Mendenhall's program, after all. But after spending the 2017 season as free safety Quin Blanding's understudy, Blount is the leading candidate to take over in the secondary for the University of Virginia's all-time leading tackler.'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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