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Monica Wright

Monica Wright worked hard to make it to the WNBA – it had been her dream since she got the attention of college coaches when she was only 13 years old. She’s played five seasons with the Minnesota Lynx, the team who selected her in the first round of the 2010 WNBA draft.

It came after a stellar career at the University of Virginia. In her senior year, she earned top honors, including ACC player of the year, and national defensive player of the year.

“From a small age I always knew I was going to be faster, stronger, and bigger in some cases, I’m not bigger now,” said Monica. “But that was the one thing that set me apart from the girls my age.”

Monica went to UVA on a full ride. Two things consumed her life. “I’m a basketball player, so I need to play basketball and do well on the court; I need to make good grades so that I can stay eligible. There was no time to try to figure out who I was because who I was, was a student-athlete at that time.”

But it wasn’t all business. Her philosophy was to study hard, play hard and party hard. Then in her senior year, Monica started thinking that perhaps there was more to life.

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