Wright getting the job done at Virginia

Ultracompetitive -- and highly skilled -- senior learns it's good to change her pace

Originally Published: March 4, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When she was around 5 years old, Monica Wright's parents, Garry and Lynette, decided to try her in ballet. She always had energy to burn, and she didn't lack for grace, skill or natural ability.

"We only went once," Lynette said. "She said, 'Mom, it makes my legs hurt, and I'm not going back.'"

The truth, the now grown-up Virginia basketball star says, was a bit different. It wasn't really that ballet was painful … it was ...

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