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  Whitney Wright
Whitney Wright

Hometown:
Rockingham, N.C.

High School:
Richmond Senior

Height:
5-2

Birthdate:
04/22/1985

Experience:
4VL


On Wright: A four-year starter on the Florida State women's golf team who played in four ACC Championship and two NCAA Regional Championships during her playing career...will earn her degree in social science in December of 2008...played her best golf as a senior member of the team as eh closed her career with a career-low 76.83 stroke average during her final season...helped lead Florida State to the team championship at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate, to a third place finish at the ACC Championship and into the NCAA Central Regional championship during her senior season...a very consistent player for the Seminoles during her career who played in 36 of 40 events during her career...career best single round score (68) came in the first round of the fall 2007 Cougar Classic...her 68 allowed her to record the best 36 hole score (143) or her career...career best 54-hole score came at the spring 2008 UCF Challenge (222)...career best finish at tied for fourth place came at the spring 2007 Chrysler Challenge hosted by Florida State...also a top-10 placement as she in a tie for fifth place at the spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Championship...helped the Seminoles finish second in the team standings in the event...earned four top 10 finishes during her career in AJGA events...averaged 78.70 strokes in 107 rounds in 36 events during her Florida State career.

Fall 2004: Played well in her first collegiate season as she helped the Seminoles to three top 10 team finishes in four events...tied for second on the team for scores at par or better, fourth amongst her teammates for scores of 75 or better and fourth in stroke average...first career event at the Cougar Fall Classic and third career event at the Lady Paladin Invitational produced three scores in the 70's...best career tournament scoring-wise came at the Lady Paladin with a 225 total and a personal best nine-over par tournament score...averaged 75.00 strokes in three rounds including 73.00 stokes over the final two rounds of the event (74-72)....the Seminoles finished in a tie for seventh place in the team standings in the Lady Paladin...improved over the second half of the season with a stroke average of 78.00 as compared to the first half of the season with a stroke average of 80.33...averaged 79.17 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments in her first collegiate season.

Spring 2005: Continued to earn her standing in the Seminoles' starting line-up and competed in her first career ACC Championship...second on the team with rounds at 75 or better and fourth in stroke average...earned a pair of top-20 finishes - season-best tied for fifth at the Ryder/Florida Championship and 16th in her first career ACC Championship...one of two Seminole freshmen to earn a top-five finish during the season...she joined fellow freshman Whitney Brummett who earned top five finishes at the fall 2004 Lady Paladin Invitational and spring 2005 Ryder/Florida Championship... helped lead Florida State to three top-10 team finishes including a second place team finish at the Ryder/Florida...finished among the Seminoles top three finishers in three of the Seminoles' five events...missed tying her career best score for a 54-hole tournament by one stoke as she finished with a 226 total at the Ryder/Florida...only 10 strokes over par (also one off of her career best) as the Seminoles missed claiming the team championship by one stroke to the Miami Hurricanes...closed her inaugural collegiate season well as she averaged 76.00 strokes in the final two rounds of the ACC Championship (75-77) after opening the event with an 85...averaged 77.16 strokes in her final six rounds of the season after averaging 82.11 strokes during the first nine rounds of the season - an improvement of nearly five strokes per round...averaged 80.13 strokes in 15 rounds during five tournaments.

Fall 2005: Played in four events as a member of Florida State's starting line-up...best event of the season came at the Cougar Classic as she finished with a 232 total after carding a near-career-best 73 in the first round of the event...helped Florida State to a sixth place finish in the Chrysler Challenge with a season-best finish of tied for 31st...averaged 79.92 strokes in 12 events during four tournaments.

Spring 2006: Played in four events including the second ACC Championship of her career as she helped Florida State earn a bid to the NCAA East Regional Championship...best event of the spring season came as she helped lead the Seminoles to the title at the Ryder/Florida Championship...finished tied for 28th in the individual standings with a season-low 232 tournament score...averaged 80.42 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments.

Fall 2006: Played in three of Florida State's four events including the Seminoles' first ever appearance in the National Golf Coaches' Association Match Play Championship...finished with a 1-2 individual record in the match play championship as the Seminoles also finished with a 1-2 record to finish seventh in the event...her head-to-head victory came against Mallory Blackwelder of Florida as the Seminoles defeated the Gators, 5-0, in the team competition...gained a commanding lead over her Gator opponent and won the event 3 and 1...helped the Seminoles earn an eighth-place team finish at the Auburn Tiger Derby with a two-round total of 159...the event was shortened to two rounds because of weather concerns...averaged 81.20 strokes in five rounds during two tournaments.

Spring 2007: Played in a career-high seven events and helped lead Florida State to a third place finish at the ACC Championship and into the NCAA East Regional Championship for the second year in a row...played the best golf of her career at the NCAA East Regional as she finished with the second-best tournament score of her career (226) and the second best scored vs. par of her career (+10)...carded scored of 76-76-74 to finish in a tie for 71st place in the first NCAA appearance of her career...best round of the event - a two-over par 74 - came as Florida State attempted to work its way up the team standings and into a qualifying spot in the NCAA finals...despite Wright's success, the Seminoles fell just three places short of qualifying for the championship round...best finish of her career (tied for fourth) and helped the Seminoles claim the team championship at the Florida State hosted Chrysler Challenge...scores of 80-75-71 for a 226 total (tied for the second best of her career) for the second top-five finish of her career...her third round score of 71 ranks as the lowest single-round score of her career...averaged 73.00 strokes over the final 36 holes of the event...moved from 21st place after the first round into a tie for fourth in the final standings with her play in the second and third rounds of the event...was Florida State's best golfer over the final two rounds with a 146 total (Seminole All-American Caroline Westrup closed the event with a 147 total for the final 36 holes)...her second best finish of her junior year came at the ACC Championship as she carded a 233 tournament score and finished in a tie for 18th place in the event...the finish was the fourth best of her career and the fourth top-20 finish if her career...carded a two-over par 74 in the first round and was in a tie for ninth in the individual standings after 18 holes played...averaged 77.33 strokes per round in her final three events as compared to 78.12 strokes in her first four events of the season...averaged a career-low 77.81 strokes in 21 rounds during seven tournaments.

Fall 2007: Played in all three events and finished second on the team in stroke average (76.67) and rounds at 75 or below (four)...her career-best score of 68 in the first round of the Cougar Classic was the best round of the fall season for all of the Seminoles who competed during the season...played well at the Cougar Classic as she set personal bests for single round score (68) and 36-hole score (143) while finishing with her second best career tournament score (224) and her third best tournament score vs. par (+7)...her round of 68 was the third best round by a Seminole player during the fall 2007 and spring 2008 seasons...helped the Seminoles finish in eighth place in the team standings at the event...played well at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational with a 74 in the second round and a 225 total for the 54-hole event...averaged 76.67 strokes in nine rounds during three tournaments...

Spring 2008: Enjoyed her best season as a Seminole as she helped lead the team to an eighth place finish in the NCAA Central Regional Championship, a third place finish at the ACC Championship and to the team title at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic...was at her best during the season at consecutive tournaments - the UCF Challenge and the LSU Classic - as she finished with her career-best tournament score of 222...finished a career-low +7 over par in both of those events...she carded scores of 75-74-73=222 to finish in a tie for 41st place in the UCF Challenge...her three scores at the UCF invitational marked the only time during her career that she finished with three scores at 75 or below during her entire career...remained on fire during the next event in Baton Rouge, La as she carded scores of 70-75-78=223 to finish in a tie for 11th place in the individual standings as the Seminoles won the team title in the event...her first round score of 70 was the second best single-round score of her career...finished in a tie for 21st place in the individual standings at the ACC Championship as she led Florida State to its second consecutive third place team finish in the event...was in a tie for 14th place in the individual standings after shooting a 36-hole score of 149...her individual finish marked her second best finish of the spring season and the fifth top-25 finish of her career...shot a one-over par 73 in the final round of the NCAA Central Regional to catapult the Seminoles to the brink of making the cut for the first NCAA Championship finals appearance of her career...she helped the Seminoles from a tie from 12th place into a tie for eight place and into a playoff to determine the final team to advance to the finals...her score of 73 was the Seminoles' second best of the final round and finished as Florida State's third highest finisher in the event in a tie for 47th place...her play put the Seminoles in a playoff where the Seminoles fell to LSU...Wright continued to play well in the playoff as she pared the only hole that was played to determine the winner...averaged a career-low 76.87 strokes in 27 rounds during nine events in her final season...

Before Florida State: Graduated from Richmond Senior High School in 2004 ... earned high school All-America honors during her senior season ... named the North Carolina girls' high school Player of the Year as a senior ... won individual medalist honors at the state championship as a senior and finished second as a sophomore and junior ... finished in the top five of the individual standings in the state championship four times ... two-time conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... named the female Golfer of the Year in the City of Charlotte by the Charlotte Observer in both 2003 and 2004 ... a four-time All-Southeastern conference selection ... named her high school team's Most Valuable Player in each of her four varsity playing seasons ... led her team to three conference championships during her four-year varsity career ... an extremely versatile athlete who excelled in golf (four varsity letters), basketball (two varsity letters) and cheerleading during her prep career ... also a competitive gymnast on the state level.

Personal: Born April 22, 1985 ... Whitney is the daughter of Renee and Bill Wright ... has aspirations of becoming a professional golfer once her collegiate career is completed ... also has thoughts of being a golf instructor or working for a television station ... also an outstanding student, she earned scholar athlete honors and was named a Burger King Scholar Athlete during her four years in high school ... a member of the Beta Club for academics....majoring in social science.

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