Softball



    3 Monica Wright  
    Monica Wright

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Morrison, Ill.

    High School:
    Morrison

    Last College:
    Northern Iowa

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    P

    B-T:
    L-R


    Career Highlights
    • Her 30 wins puts her in 11th place on the career wins list at Indiana
    • She registered 124 appearances in her career, the sixth-most in IU history for a pitcher
    • The 82 starts she made are the sixth-most in IU history for a pitcher
    • She ranks sixth in career innings pitched with 559.2
    • With 348 strikeouts, Wright is fifth on the all-time list at Indiana

    Note: rankings are accurate following 2010 season

    REDSHIRT SENIOR YEAR (2010)
    Was a starting pitcher in 19 of 31 games and earned an ERA of 4.25 for the season ... led Indiana in innings pitched (118.2), appearances (31), complete games (8) and strikeouts (82) ... went the distance against nationally-ranked Oregon (2/20) to pick up her first win of the season, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out three ... improved to 2-1 on the season with a 4.0 inning shutout of Belmont ... matched her career-high with 10 strikeouts against Jacksonville State (3/13) ... allowed one earned run on six hits at Minnesota (4/18) for her third win of the season ... struck out eight Wisconsin (5/1) batters in six innings ... again went the distance in the circle, fanning seven batters against Purdue (5/8) to log her fourth win of the year ... named Academic All-Big Ten ... received NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors.

    SENIOR YEAR (2009)
    Made eight appearances on the year before injuries forced her to redshirt the remainder of the year ... started six games in the circle for the Hoosiers ... pitched 17.0 innings and struck out nine.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2008)
    Appeared in the circle 38 times, earning 26 starts ... threw 15 complete games, including two shutouts ... posted a 12-14 record with a 3.92 ERA ... led the pitching staff in nearly every pitching category including innings pitched (182.1) and strikeouts (109) ... appeared in three games at the Campbell Cartier Tournament, making two starts ... threw her first complete game of the season against Tulsa (2/17) on her way to earning her first win of the year as well ... she allowed five earned runs on eight hits and four strikeouts ... pitched the final four innings of relief against Chattanooga (3/1) and kept the Mocs off the scoreboard by allowing just three hits and striking out five ... pitched 12.0 innings at the Under Armour Invitational and gave up just two runs on nine hits ... came in with the tying run on base and one out in the seventh inning against Fairfield (3/9) and got out of the jam to preserve the win ... deserved a better fate against USF (3/11) when she took the loss despite going the distance against the Bulls and giving up one run on three hits ... in her five appearances from 3/7-3/11, the junior allowed just three runs over 18.0 innings (1.17 ERA) ... pitched a complete game against UMass (3/16), going 8.0 innings and giving up just three hits to get the win ... marked the fourth time she pitched 8.0 or more innings in her IU career ... pitched her fifth complete game of the season in a 1-0 win over Drake (3/20), allowing two hits and striking out three ... also threw a complete game against UIC and surrendered three runs, two earned, on seven hits in taking the loss ... earned the win in both games of the doubleheader at Kentucky (4/1), both coming in relief ... in game one she allowed one earned run on three hits in 4.0 innings and four strikeouts ... in game two, she surrendered four earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of relief, her longest relief outing of the season ... had a career-high 10 strikeouts in game one against Wisconsin (4/6) ... dominated Ohio State (4/12) to the tune of one hit and a 4-0 victory for her second shutout of the year ... received academic All-Big Ten honors.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007)
    Appeared in 47 games in her first season at Indiana ... started 31 games, completing 25 ... went 14-19 with a 3.88 ERA in 241 2/3 innings to lead the staff ... also had Indiana's only two saves on the year ... threw three shutouts, blanking George Mason (3/13), South Florida (3/14) and Evansville (4/18) ... combined on two more shutouts ... combined on a one-hitter against Missouri State (2/18), pitching the first 6 innings ... saved the Hoosiers' first game of the season, allowing just one hit in 1 1/3 innings in a 3-0 win over Centenary (2/16) ... was dominant during the Hoosiers' nine-game win streak from March 10-17, going 6-0 with a save ... posted a .071 ERA and two shutouts during the streak ... struck out a career-high eight batters against Massachusetts on March 8 ... had seven strikeouts each in wins over in-state rivals Ball State (3/4) and Indiana State (4/10) and six against Evansville ... went 3-1 in five appearances against Indiana schools, with the only loss coming to Purdue in West Lafayette ... entered Indiana's all-time top 10 in single-season appearances, games started and innings pitched.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (AT NORTHERN IOWA - 2006)
    Played at Northern Iowa her freshman season ... led the Panthers in strikeouts with 91 ... owned a record of 7-19 in the circle in a staff-high 169.2 innings of work ... led the team in wins, ERA (4.41), appearances (30), games started (26) and complete games (20) ... twirled one shutout on the season, blanking IUPUI, 2-0, on five hits on March 11.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    A three-year letterwinner at Morrison High School ... earned all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore and was a first team all-conference selection her junior and senior years ... a three-time all-area team selection ... garnered second team all-state honors as a junior and first team all-state accolades her senior season ... led Morrison to four Three Rivers Athletic Conference (Trac 8) titles ... earned the conference's player of the year award on two occasions ... a two-time team captain and MVP ... a finalist for Athlete of the Year at Morrison ... holds the Illinois High School Athletic Association record for the lowest career ERA (0.07) and most perfect games in a season (7) ... a finalist for the Quad City Times Athlete of the Year as a senior ... also participated in volleyball, receiving two second team all-conference selections, and was a member of the National Honor Society ... played with the Hartland Havoc in the summer ... led the summer club to three Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of Illinois state titles and a ninth-place finish at the ASA "A" nationals in 2005 ... helped the Havoc to a runner-up finish at the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) national tournament in 2004 ... born Monica Wright on Nov. 2, 1986 ... majoring in fitness specialist ... daughter of Steve and Janet Wright ... has two older brothers, Chris and Tony.

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2007....  .000  47-31     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      6  87   1  .989
    2008....  .000   3-3      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      6  53   5  .922
    2009....  .000   8-6      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      1   2   0 1.000
    2010....  .000  31-22     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      5  31   1  .973
    TOTAL...  .000  89-62     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0     18 173   7  .965

    Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
    2007....  3.88  14-19   47  31  25   3/2     2  241.2  284  163  134  114  148  43   4  25  1136   .297  11  23   0   7 37
    2008....  3.92  12-14   38  26  15   2/0     0  182.1  196  118  102   96  109  28   6  14   852   .274   8  13   4   2 25
    2009.... 11.53   0-5     8   6   0   0/0     0   17.0   34   28   28   11    9   3   1   9   100   .425   1   4   1   0  5
    2010....  4.25   4-14   31  19   8   0/1     0  118.2  141   92   72   51   82  23   5  11   570   .286   4  10   6   4 12
    TOTAL...  4.20  30-52  124  82  48   5/3     2  559.2  655  401  336  272  348  97  16  59  2658   .292  24  50  11  13 79

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