Rachel Barnes nets 14 points to cap off a special day for Providence College athletics.
2011-2012: Played in 29 of the Friars' 30 games and appeared in the starting line-up each time.... Finished first on the team in scoring (12.3 ppg) and rebounding (8.9 rpg)... Recorded a team-best 13 double-doubles, which was tops in the BIG EAST Conference during regular-season play... Posted 19 double-doubles in her two seasons with the Friars and 24 overall (five at UMass)... Recorded double digits in the scoring column in 20 of the 29 games she played ... Registered a team-best, four 20+ point games, including a career high 25 points against Fairfield on December 3... Dished a career-high four assists against Boston University (11/11)... Collected a career-high four steals in three games, against No. 20/18 DePaul (1/7), UMass (12/9), Villanova (12/7) and Harvard (11/18)... Also matched her career high of three blocks against UMass (12/9)... Finished her career ranked fourth all-time in career rebounding at Providence (867)... Also finished with 984 career points in 117 career games (including 58 games with the Friars)...Named to the Brown Bear Classic All-Tournament Team... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on December 5.
2010-2011: Played all 29 games and appeared in the starting line-up 28 times... Played first career game with the Friars against Saint Joseph's on November 12 after sitting out the 2009-10 season because of NCAA transfer rules... Recorded team-best six double-doubles on the year vs. Saint Joseph's (12 pts/10 rebs), Hofstra (10 pts/12 rebs), Alabama (11 pts/10 rebs), Boston University (15 pts / 19 rebs), Cincinnati (14 pts/18 rebs) and Syracuse (14 pts / 10 rebs)... Wright's 15 points and 19 boards against Boston University (12/31) marked career highs, and 13 points and 15 rebounds came in the second half of play to rally the Friars to a 10-point victory... Matched her career high of 15 points against Villanova on February 9... Hauled in double-digit rebounds in eight games and posted double-digit points in 14 games... Dished a career-best two assists against #16/23 DePaul (1/5), #2/2 Connecticut (2/12) and Villanova (3/4)... Blocked a career-best three shots against #2/2 Connecticut (2/12)...Averaged 9.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game...Eclipsed the 500 rebound plateau in her career on January 8 against USF with eight boards... At season's end, amassed 609 career rebounds in 88 games (includes career statistics at UMass)... Finished season ranked 18th on the Friars' all-time career rebounding list.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Attended the University of Massachusetts and was a two-year member of the women's basketball team...In two seasons with the Minutewomen, averaged 6.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game...Also shot an impressive .490 from the field (146-298) in 59 games...Of her 59 games at Massachusetts she appeared in the starting line-up 37 times...Posted five double-doubles and 10 double-digit rebounding games. Also scored in double figures 13 times...Sat out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules...Has two years of eligibility remaining.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Llora and Paul Wright...Born May 16, 1989... Has two sisters, Maya and Lola...Management major.