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University of Miami Athletics

Nicole Wright

position

Freestyle

Height

5-10

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Leesburg, Va.

High School

Heritage HS

Freshman (2008-09)
Competed strictly in freestyle events for the Hurricanes … Took part in three 200 free events, collecting a season-best performance (2:08.25) against FIU … Followed that up with a mark of 2:09.36 in a dual meet against Kansas at home … Saw action in six (6) 500 free races on the year … Scored a season-best time of 5:35.91 at the Ohio State Invitational … Collected a top 10 finish in a tri-meet with Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) opponent Duke and Campbell, earning a time of 5:40.76 … Had her highest individual finish of the year against Kansas, turning in a time of 5:43.69 … Swam the third leg for the 400 free relay squad in the season-opener against ACC opponent Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast, carding a time of 3:48.53, and collecting a split of 56.61.

High School/Prep
Swam at Heritage High School under head coaches Kathleen Touve and Sue Wright (Nicole’s mother) … Competed in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle, as well as the 200 and 400 freestyle relay as a senior … Received the Coach’s Award and named Team Captain in both 2007 and `08 … Helped her team to a sixth place finish in the VHSL Championships … Earned four varsity letters in swimming … Had a time of 58.10 in the 100 free as a senior … Collected a best time of 27.2 in the 50 free during her junior season … Named to the Honor Roll all four years … National Honor Society member … Spanish National Honor Society … Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Personal
Born in Providence, Rhode Island … Has one bother, Geoffrey (17) … Daughter of Sue and Ken Wright … Plays the guitar and loves art … First impression of Miami was that she loves the area and the weather … Says she chose to attend Miami because of the good programs and great area.

Around the Pool with Wright
Listed Misty Hyman as one of her favorite athletes because she works hard … Favorite movie is Kung-Fu Panda and Interview with a Vampire … Favorite television shows are Grey’s Anatomy and 24 … Favorite book series are Harry Potter and Twilight … Lists sushi and Thai food as her favorite meals … Loves listening to rock/alternative music … Favorite actors are Denzel Washington and Edward Norton, as well as Christian Bale.