Cira Wright
Cira Wright

Player Profile

La Palma, CA

High School:




Overview - Had a strong spring practice. Blocking has improved dramatically. Expected to be UCLA's most versatile attacker in the middle.

2002 Honors/Awards- Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic. Most Valuable Player at the Nike Portland Invitational and All-Tournament at the Albuturkey.

2002 - Played in all 34 of UCLA's matches, notching double-figure kills 11 times and making 12 or more attempts in all but three matches. Best hitting match occurred on Nov. 29 versus Rice, when she hit .667 with 12 kills on 18 attempts and no errors. Hit .500 or over two more times, first at Arizona on Sept. 20 where she hit .500 with 13 kills on 20 attempts and three errors, then at Washington where she hit .538 with nine kills on 13 attempts and two errors. At Oregon on Nov. 9, she hit .429 with a career-high 18 kills on 35 attempts and three errors. Had four of UCLA's top five blocking performances in 2002, topping the list with 11 block assists against Arizona State on Nov. 21, then with nine blocks the following night against Arizona and eight blocks on two other occurrences.

2001 - Played in 29 of UCLA's 30 matches during the season. Had 14 kills at Saint Mary's on Nov. 11 for her season- and career-high. Had a season-high six blocks twice during the season, against Washington State on Nov. 2 and against Hawai'i on Dec. 6 at the NCAA Regional Semifinal in Long Beach.

2000 - Saw action in 20 matches and 35 games this season. Season-high of five kills came against Oregon State on Sept. 28. Had 25 blocks on the season for a 0.72 per-game average. Season-high of five blocks (all assists) was recorded on Oct. 13 at Arizona State. Played exclusively in the front row. Played in game three against Morgan State with one kill and one block. Was a replacement at middle blocker in game two against Michigan State, and a defensive sub for Selsor in game five against the Spartans on Dec. 3. Had one kill on one swing during that match

Prep - Team captain and MVP for the Kennedy volleyball team. Holds Kennedy's career record for kills. Had a school-record 37 kills in a match. Named the Best Offensive Player for Seal Beach club team in 1998. Also played for Asics Nova club. Two-year letterwinner as a basketball center. Four-year letterwinner in track. Team MVP and three-time League Champion in track. Holds school records in 100 Hurdles (14.07), long jump (17-6), 300 Hurdles (48.1) and as a member of the 4x100m relay (48.7).