Bears win four more events; Up by 186 points going into final day
Honors & Awards 2013-14 All-MVC Honorable Mention 2013-14 MVC Scholar Athlete MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
2013-14:Honorable mention on all-MVC team ... Named an MVC Scholar Athlete ... Finished fifth at the MVC championships in the 1650 free (17:20.92) ... Member of 400 free relay team that placed first at the Oklahoma Splash Bash in a time of 3:37.76 ... Also finished second in the 400 free relay (3:40.53) at the Missouri dual meet.
2012-13: Dropped six seconds off her 500 prelims time to finish 10th overall (5:01.90) and second place in the B-Final on Day 1 of conference; moved up five spots after posting the 15th-fastest time on Thursday morning ... Tied with Illinois State's Katherine Nelson for ninth place in the 200 free consolation final (1:53.73) ... Finished 10th in the 1650 free timed final on Day 3 of the MVC Championships ... Ranked as the Bears' top swimmer in the 200 free heading into the 2013 MVC Championships ... Registered season bests in the 200 free (1:52.49), 1000 free (10:30.53) and 1650 free (17:27.59) at the Purdue Invitational ... Teamed up with Suzanne Van Rensburg for a 1-2 finish in the 1000 free at Mizzou ... Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 200 free (3rd), 500 free (4th), 1000 free (3rd) and 1650 free (3rd).
Background: Wright is a middle-distance freestyle swimmer from Round Rock, Texas and swims for Texas Gold Swimming ... In the deep talent pool of Texas, the Stony Point senior is ranked the 58th-best recruit in the state of Texas this year. In 2011, Wright logged life-time bests in the 200, 500, and 1,650 freestyle at the 2011 Speedo Sectionals in College Station, Texas.
Personal: Carly Ann Wright is the daughter of David and Lori Wright...Born Nov. 23, 1993 in Plano, Texas ... Has one sister, Jacquelyn ... Her mother, Lori, was a swimmer at the University of North Dakota...Plans to major in exercise & movement science.