The sixth-seeded Women of Troy fell, 3-0, to third-seeded Texas in the Austin Regional Final.
2013 Kiara Wright enters her second year as a middle blocker for the Women of Troy.
2012 As a freshman, Wright was an outside hitter who played in 25 sets across 14 matches and recorded 30 kills (1.20 kps) while hitting .182... posted seven blocks; three solo... had a season-high seven kills on 12 attacks against Boston College on Sept. 1.
HIGH SCHOOL Wright was named one of ESPN's Top 25 Players in the nation and ranked No. 13 by Prep Volleyball while at Clear Lake High School under head coach Chanda Eager... selected to the 2011 AVCA Under Armour All-America watch list... as a senior, she received District 24-5A and LoneStarVolleyball.com All-Texas first-team honors... as a junior, she was a Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state honoree and was selected for the Texas Sports Writers Association and Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Volleyball second team honors... in 2010, she was named to the Top 50 Legends of the Fall by VYPE Magazine and earned All-VYPE Magazine Houston Area first team... received 2010 District 24-5A Offensive Player of the Year and all-district first team honors... helped guide her 2010 squad to the Texas Region III state 5A area championship and reached the quarterfinals in the state playoffs... also competed in track and finished second in the high jump for the 2011 5A girls' state championship... named Safe School Ambassador each of her four years at Clear Lake HS.
CLUB VOLLEYBALL Played three years for Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas under head coach Katy Garza... finished fifth in the National Division at the 2011 USAV Junior Nationals and was a member of the squad that won a bronze medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball High Performance Tournament of Champions.
PERSONAL Kiara Shirley Wright was born May 1, 1994... mother is Angela Riddick... lived with her uncle and aunt Michael and Katina Williams in Houston, Texas... her biggest sports hero is NBA star Magic Johnson... her favorite movies are Sixth Man and Love & Basketball... undeclared major.