The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
A record 14 of 17 players achieved a 3.0 or better GPA for the 2011 Fall Semester
Men's Basketball Final Four Media Day 1
Anthony Wright, a member of the UofL staff for eight years, is in his sixth season overseeing the academic support for the Cardinals' basketball team as Director of Academic Services.
Wright's supportive efforts have helped the Cardinals earn nearly a 3.0 GPA for 10-straight semesters and the Cardinals won the last three BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards in posting the highest collective GPA among men's basketball teams. UofL received a 2013 NCAA Public Recognition Award for ranking among the top ten percent in men's basketball for the Academic Progress Rate. The Cardinals posted a collective 3.295 GPA for the 2012-13 academic year.
A native of Scotch Plains, N.J., Wright previously worked with the men's basketball teams at Arizona (2001-04) and Iowa State (2004).
Wright was a two-time All-American wide receiver at the University of Maine. He holds school records in single season receptions (88), yards (1,169), and catches in a game (17). He is the only receiver in Maine history to have two back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.
Wright earned a BA degree in history from the University of Maine in 1999. He earned a master's degree in Special Education from UofL in 2008.