Monica Wright Named State Farm All-America Finalist
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with State Farm, announced the finalists for the 2010 State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team for NCAA Division I, and Virginia senior guard Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) was one of the 40 finalists.
The 40 finalists are in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team.
Wright finished her career with a school-record 2,540 points and led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring by averaging 23.7 points per game. She was named the ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming just the second woman to win both major conference awards in the same season.
Wright is also on the final national ballot for the Wooden Award, and is one of the 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy.
Her 2009-10 accolades also include a spot on the All-ACC first team and the ACC All-Tournament second team. Prior to this season, Wright was named to the Associated Press Preseason All-America team.
Wright holds Virginia’s school record for field goals made (962), and ranks in the top five in school history for steals (372) and in the top 10 for rebounds (764). She is the second player in school history to register at least 2,000 points, 700 rebounds, 350 steals and 300 assists (Dawn Staley is the other).
She set the single-season scoring record with 734 points this season, and finished her career at No. 3 on the ACC’s all-time scoring list.
The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced in the Alamodome on Center Court between open practices on Saturday, April 3, at 1:05 p.m. (Central Time) as part of the NCAA’s Super Saturday events in San Antonio, Texas.
The 40 Finalists:
Danielle Adams, Texas A&M, Jr., C
Kachine Alexander, Iowa, Jr., G
Jayne Appel, Stanford, Sr., C
Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee, Jr., G
Kelley Cain, Tennessee, So., C
Tina Charles, Connecticut, Sr., C
Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee, Sr., F
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware, Fr., F
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Fr., G
Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky, Jr., F
Dawn Evans, James Madison, Jr., G
Alexis Gray-Lawson, California, Sr., G
Kalana Greene, Connecticut, Sr., G
Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska, Sr., G
Brittney Griner, Baylor, Fr., C
Amber Harris, Xavier, Jr., F
Allison Hightower, LSU, Sr., G
Alison Lacey, Iowa State, Sr., G
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State, Jr., C
Jacinta Monroe, Florida State, Sr., F
Maya Moore, Connecticut, Jr., F
Jené Morris, San Diego State, Sr., G
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford, So., F
Ta’Shia Phillips, Xavier, Jr., C
Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State, So., G
Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green, Jr., G
Alexis Rack, Mississippi State, Sr., G
Chastity Reed, Arkansas-Little Rock, Jr., F
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State, Sr., G
Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma, Jr., G
Jaleese Ross, Fresno State, Jr., G
Lindsay Schrader, Notre Dame, Sr., G/F
Jenna Smith, Illinois, Sr., F/C
Da’Shena Stevens, St. John’s, So., F
Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee, So., G
Helena Sverrisdottir, TCU, Jr., G/F
Jasmine Thomas, Duke, Jr., G
Bianca Thomas, Mississippi, Sr., G
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga, Jr., G
Monica Wright, Virginia, Sr., G