Wright Selected as ACC Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior guard Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Wright, the conference preseason player of the year, averaged 29.7 points per game as the Cavaliers went 3-0 last week.
Wright posted 27 points and had two blocks in No. 22 Virginia’s 70-56 win at Virginia Tech on Jan. 18, before tallying an ACC season-high 39 points at Boston College on Jan. 21, the second-highest single-game total in school history.
En route to her third ACC Player of the Week honor this season, and the sixth of her career, Wright scored a game-high 23 points in leading Virginia to a 57-55 win over visiting Georgia Tech on Jan. 24. She has scored 20 or more points in 12 of UVa’s 19 games this season, and has led the Cavaliers in each of the last 12 games, averaging 25 points per game over that stretch. In addition, Wright contributed 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over last week’s three contests.
With a total of 89 points on the week, Wright extended her school record for career points to 2,229, and currently sits in eighth and 10th place in ACC history in points and points per game (18.4), respectively. She currently leads the league in points (22.3) and steals (3.7), and holds the top two single-game steal tallies with 10 takeaways vs. Liberty (Dec. 29) and nine against Furman (Dec. 8).
Virginia is back in action Wednesday (Jan. 27) at home against NC State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. from John Paul Jones Arena.