Wright is the only senior on the 2005-06 California team after having a breakout junior year...enters her final season in Berkeley in the best shape she has ever been in...tri-captain with Sarah Pool and Krista Foster...helped the East Bay team to the 2005 San Francisco Pro Am title...has emerged as one of Cal's defensive stoppers and is also capable of putting up big offensive numbers...a talented rebounder...can post up smaller guards...has a well-rounded game...never lets up and is extremely tough.
As a junior in 2004-05: Played in 29 games, making nine starts...named the team's co-Most Improved Player with Khadijah Coakley...started the first eight games of the year...averaged 5.9 ppg as a starter and 8.2 ppg as a reserve...averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game overall...one of four Cal players to sink at least 80 percent of her free throws (81.3, 39-of-48)...hit a career-high 18 three-pointers...recorded a career-high 17 points at Washington Jan. 29 to lead the Bears...tallied double-figure points eight times, including 15 points vs. Hampton and a team-high 16 points at Stanford Jan. 13 and vs. UCLA Jan. 22...grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in Cal's win over Arizona Feb. 5...twice dished off a career-high six assists - in win over Tennessee Tech and vs. Arizona State Feb. 3...contributed 10 points, hit two three-pointers and grabbed three rounds in the Bears' Pac-10 Tournament first-round win over Washington State March 4...led Cal in rebounding in four of the final nine games of the season, including nine rebounds vs. No. 2 Stanford.
As a sophomore in 2003-04: Saw action in 22 games off the bench, averaging 16.6 minutes per game - second best of all reserves...played a season-high 22 minutes in consecutive games against UCLA Feb. 19 and USC Feb. 21...missed six games with an illness...stepped up her scoring to 4.7 points per game...over the final six games of the season, averaged 9.2 ppg...matched her freshman year rebounding average (2.7 rpg)...improved her field goal percentage to .455 from .360 as a rookie...led Cal with a then-career-high 16 points in its first-round Pac-10 Tournament win over Oregon March 5...added eight points against Stanford in the second round of the conference tournament...also paced the Bears with 11 points vs. UCLA Feb. 19...corralled a season-high eight boards in consecutive games against USC Feb. 21 and Oregon State Feb. 26...amassed 15 steals, with a career-high three coming in the win over Lehigh.
As a freshman in 2002-03: Played in 28 of 29 games, missing the championship game of the Oakland Tribune Classic against Colorado due to a concussion sustained the day before against Penn...would have helped the Bears against the Buffaloes, as she had her best game at that point in the season against the Quakers with nine points, one rebound and two assists...instrumental in Cal's Jan. 26 road win over UCLA, posting a then-career best of 12 points and 11 boards (team and career high) for her only double-double of the year...scored nine points and pulled down four boards in the Bears' win over Washington State Jan. 18...also led Cal with seven boards in a win over Syracuse and with six against Seton Hall...for the season, averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest...tied for third on the team with nine three-pointers made.
High School: Holds her school's season and career records for points (1,703, career) and rebounds (1,179, career)...the first women's basketball player from Center High School to ever sign a letter of intent to a Division I school...came back from ACL surgery in only five months to join her team for its first league game her senior year...had a double-double in that game in only 16 minutes of playing time...averaged 12.8 points and 12.1 rebounds in 13 games of action as a senior...honors earned as a senior included Most Inspirational Player, Gatorade Will to Win Athlete, CVC all-league (fourth time), second-team all-metro and was a nominee for the first McDonalds Girls All-America game...listed as one of the top 40 wings in the nation by Mike White's Scouting Report...as a junior, led Center to the section and league championships, averaging 20 points and 12.6 rebounds per game...named all-state for Division III, league MVP and first-team all-metro by the Sacramento Bee her junior year.
Personal: Elizabeth-Reneé Wright was born May 31, 1984, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Wright Patt, Ohio...parents are Ernest and Nondis Wright...her father played football at Xavier...has two older sisters, Yvonne and Jennie...enjoys dancing and writing poetry...social welfare major who aspires to be a nurse or pursue a career in the Air Force.
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