Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil

Class of 2006

  • Garnered National Player of the Year recognition, receiving the Naismith Award in both 1987 and 1989 and the Wade Trophy in 1989 as well as Champion, Mercedes Benz, and U.S. Basketball Writers Association Player of the Year accolades her senior year
  • Earned Most Outstanding Player honors as a freshman at the 1986 Final Four, leading Texas to the NCAA Championship with a flawless 34-0 mark
  • A two-time Kodak All-American at the University of Texas (1987, 1989)
  • Tallied 2,008 points during her collegiate career for an average of 19.9 ppg, placing her first in scoring average and third in total points on Texas’ all-time charts
  • Also ranks fourth in rebound average (8.7 rpg), fifth in field goal percentage (.539), and eighth in total rebounds (887) on the UT lists
  • Played on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team, which received a bronze medal in Barcelona, and was the team’s second-leading scorer (13.0 ppg)
  • Also played on USA Basketball squads that collected gold medals in the 1986 World Championship, the 1986 and 1994 Goodwill Games, and the 1987 Pan American Games
  • Named to the “Team of the Decade” for the 1980s by both the NCAA and the Southwest Conference, earning MVP billing on the SWC squad
  • Played professionally for seven seasons in Turkey, Japan, and Italy before returning to the United States and finishing her career with stints in both the ABL and the WNBA