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Tiara Wright

Tiara Wright

AA | So. | 5-5 | Wilmington, Del. | Bridgeway Academy

Beautiful lines on each event … fantastic talent on the uneven bars … thrives in competitive settings … strong dance background makes her one to watch on beam and floor … charisma and grace helps her stand out … built a great work ethic at highly respected gym. 

2015-16 Freshman

• Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• Competed in all 13 meets, five as a three-event specialist, and finished fourth on team with 271.95 points
• Tallied three event wins and ranked No. 4 on the team with six podium finishes
• Scored 9.8 or better on bars in the last seven meets of the season, and all but one bars score counted toward team total
• Earned a career-high 9.8 on floor in three of the last four meets of the season
• Strong showing in WVU Coliseum debut, scoring 9.875 on bars and finishing second overall against No. 18 New Hampshire (1/17)
• Scored 9.775 on bars and finished third overall against William & Mary (1/24)
• Tallied a career-high 9.9 on bars against Ohio State and Bowling Green (3/6) and tied for the event win
• Finished second on bars against Pitt (3/11) with a 9.825 score
• Put together a career-defining performance at Pitt (3/13), scoring career highs on all three events and winning bars (9.9) and beam (9.85); also tallied 9.8 on floor
• Ranked third on the team with a 9.763 bars season average; also posted averages of 9.686 on beam and 9.653 on floor 

Club Gymnastics

• Five-year level 10 gymnast at Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
• Four-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier and 2012 uneven bars national champion
• Finished in 10th place on balance beam at the 2015 Junior Olympics National Championships
• Scored first on bars and beam at the 2015 Region 7 Level 10 Championships; also finished fourth in the all-around, eighth on floor and 10th on vault
• Tallied top-10 finishes on all four events and the all-around at the 2015 Pennsylvania Level 10 State Championships
• Earned three top-five finishes at the 2014 Region 7 Level 10 Championships, including a second-place finish on bars, a third-place finish in the all-around and a fourth-place finish on beam
• Finished third in the all-around and fourth on bars at the 2014 Pennsylvania Level 10 State Championships
• Placed second on bars at the 2013 Junior Olympics National Invitational Tournament
• Won the bars title at the 2013 Region 7 Level 10 Championships  

Personal

• Daughter of Myron and Monét Horsey
• Has three sisters and two brothers
• Birthday is July 18
• Attended Bridgeway Academy
• Majoring in pre-psychology
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
Year Meets AA Total Points
2017 10 0 182.875
2016 13 0 271.95
Career 23 0 454.825
 
 
Career Highs
Uneven Bars 9.9
vs. Ohio State and Bowling Green (3/6/16) 
at Pitt (3/13/16)
2017 NCAA Morgantown Regional Championships (4/1/17) 
Balance Beam 9.85
at Pitt (3/13/16)
vs. Iowa State and Maryland (2/26/17)
Floor Exercise 9.8
vs. Pitt (3/11/16)
at Pitt (3/13/16)
at Big 12 Gymnastics Championship (3/19/16) 

Meet the Gymnasts: Tiara Wright

By Alyssa Cantisani | December 22, 2016

Sophomore Tiara Wright received Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team honors in 2016, her first season at WVU. She also competed in all 13 meets, five as a three-event specialist, and finished fourth on the team with 271.95 points.

Tumblers' Tales: Wright Where She Belongs

By Shannon McNamara | February 26, 2016

When a freshman leaves the comforts of home and moves to a new town for college, growing pains are to be expected. Leaving one’s family for the first time can be tough. Long phone calls and daily FaceTime sessions can help ease the pain, but nothing beats seeing your parents every morning when you wake up and each night before you go to bed.