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Feb. 12, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday.

Wright was Virginia’s scoring leader in two games on the week. In Tuesday’s 90-57 win over North Florida, the freshman paced UVa with 20 points, including a career-best two three-point buckets. She also added eight rebounds and two steals.

Against No. 6/6 Maryland on Sunday, Wright tallied 19 points, seven boards, and three assists.

After 25 games, Wright stands second in team scoring with 14.6 ppg. The Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year leads all conference freshmen in scoring. A starter in all 25 games, Wright also stands second is assists with 58..

The ACC weekly honor is the seventh for Wright this season. The frosh has also earned the Conference honor on Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Jan 2, Jan.15, and Feb. 5. Wright is now the most decorated rookie in Virginia school history. She surpassed National Freshman of the Year Brandi Teamer (2001-04) who earned six ACC weekly honors. The conference record for weekly honors by a rookie is nine, held by Wake Forest’s Tracy Connor (1992-93).

Virginia (14-11 overall, 3-7 ACC) travels to intra-state rival Virginia Tech (16-11, 5-6) on Thursday, Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. game. The winner will receive one point in the Commonwealth Challenge.

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