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UCF junior guard Kay Kay Wright (2) hustles down court during the game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Wright was responsible for 18 points, five rebounds and seven steals during UCF's 60-44 victory over Tulsa at CFE Arena.

UCF junior guard Kay Kay Wright was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week on Tuesday, according to a press release from UCF Athletics.

The award comes a day after Wright was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week. She had back-to-back 20-point performances against Temple and Wichita State as the Knights improved their record to 22-5 overall and 11-3 in conference play.

According to the release, Wright is the first player ever from the UCF women’s basketball team to be named the USBWA National Player of the Week.  

Wright leads in scoring for the Knights this season, averaging 18.3 points per game. She became the 19th member of the program's 1,000-point club on Saturday after her 24-point performance against Temple.

Wright and the Knights will host Tulane Saturday at CFE Arena for their final home game of the season. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. 

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