Phelan Wright Earns All-American Acclaim

June 1, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University softball player Phelan Wright has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American second team. Wright, who finished her stellar career as one of the programs most decorated and prolific hitters, makes her third straight appearance as an All-American.

A second-team All-American and all-region selection at third base, Wright becomes Arizona State's first three-time All-American selection in the modern era (2002-04). Paula Noel also claimed three All-American honors from 1973-75.

One of the premier players in the country for the past four seasons, Wright again was a top-25 finalist for National Player of the Year honors. Wright ended her standout career as Arizona State's all-time batting average leader (.381), all-time home run leader (40) and finished second in doubles (44) and RBIs (162). This past season she led the team with a .390 batting average, with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs.

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