Monica Wright Named First Team All-ACC
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia senior guard Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) earned first team All-ACC honors, the conference announced Monday (March 1). Wright leads the ACC in scoring for the second-consecutive year, averaging 23.0 points per game.
The ACC Preseason Player of the Year, Wright earned first team All-ACC honors for the second-consecutive season. She was a second team All-ACC selection in 2007-08 and the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2006-07.
The ACC Player of the Year will be announced on Thursday, March 4.
Prior to the 2009-10 campaign, Wright was selected to the five-player Associated Press Preseason All-American team.
She has six 30-point games this season, and 20 games of at least 20 points. Both are league-highs.
On Jan. 11 vs. Maryland, Wright surpassed Dawn Staley as Virginia’s all-time leading scorer. Heading into the ACC Tournament, Wright ranks third on the conference’s all-time scoring list with 2,474 career points.
She is a midseason candidate for all three of the national player of the year awards – the Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award.
Wright and the 18th-ranked Cavaliers begin play at the 2010 ACC Tournament on Friday, March 5. UVa plays the winner of sixth-seeded NC State vs. 11th-seeded Clemson in the quarterfinals at 8 p.m.
2010 All-ACC First Team
Carolyn Swords, Jr., C, Boston College
Jasmine Thomas, Jr., G, Duke
Jacinta Monroe, Sr., F, Florida State
Shenise Johnson, So., F, Miami
Monica Wright, Sr., G, Virginia
2010 All-ACC Second Team
Lele Hardy, Sr., G/F, Clemson
Courtney Ward, Jr., G, Florida State
Brigitte Ardossi, Sr., F, Georgia Tech
Riquna Williams, So., G, Miami
Italee Lucas, Jr., G, North Carolina
2010 All-ACC Third Team
Joy Cheek, Sr., F, Duke
Alex Montgomery, Jr., G/F, Georgia Tech
Lynetta Kizer, So., C, Maryland
Cetera DeGraffenreid, Jr., G, North Carolina
Secily Ray, So., G, Wake Forest
Stefanie Murphy (Boston College); Lori Bjork (Maryland); Bonae Holston (NC State); Utahya Drye (Virginia Tech); Brittany Waters (Wake Forest).