Career Honors & Awards
Wright appeared in 67 games in her career, including 42 starts, 38 of which came behind the plate. Wright posted a .186 career batting average with four doubles, one home run, 10 RBIs and 20 walks. She had a knack for getting on base, as she posted a .333 career on-base percentage, including a .462 mark as a senior. Defensively, she posted a .982 career fielding percentage.
Following the completion of her playing career, the Nebraska coaching staff felt compelled to recognize Wright's contributions to the program. At the 2012 end-of-year banquet, the coaching staff announced that the annual Nebraska softball coaches' award would be renamed the Wright-Borg Coaches Award, in honor of Kirby Wright and former Husker Jaime Borg, who also excelled in a team-first role during her career.
Away from the field, Wright was honored for continued improvement in the classroom. She was an academic All-Big Ten honoree as a senior, after previously being honored for posting one of the nation's most improved grade-point averages.
Senior Season 
Off the field, Wright earned academic All-Big Ten honors.
Junior Season 
Wright was 2-for-13 in her junior season, with both hits being doubles. Despite limited at bats, Wright posted the highest slugging percentage of her career (.308) and the best on-base percentage (.353), as she drew four walks in only 18 plate appearances. In her second start of the season against Centenary on Feb. 19, Wright went 1-for-2 with a double and scored her only run of the season. She also doubled as part of a 1-for-3 effort against La Salle on March 12, when she drove in her only run of the year. Wright saw the field only once in Nebraska’s final 26 games, drawing a pair of walks against South Dakota State in game one of an April 27 doubleheader.
Defensively, Wright committed one error – a catcher’s interference call – in 50 chances behind the plate, while allowing only one stolen base.
Sophomore Season 
After going hitless in only nine at bats as a freshman, Wright’s work over the offseason made an immediate impact to begin her sophomore season. Wright recorded her first career hit, double, home run and run scored in Nebraska’s first weekend of play. She batted .290 in 13 games in the month of February and produced seven RBIs.
Wright continued to earn playing time as the season progressed and became a regular starter in the month of April when starting catcher Ashley Guile battled an elbow injury. Wright had her average up to .304 after a 2-for-3 effort in game one of a doubleheader with Drake on March 30, but she was unable to finish the season strong as she logged more innings behind the plate. Wright still found a way to contribute offensively, even against the top competition. In a two-game series against a ranked Oklahoma squad and All-America pitcher Keilani Ricketts in the last weekend of April, Wright reached base safely in four of her five plate appearances, including three walks in game two.
Defensively, Wright continued to be a solid performer. She committed the only two errors of her career in 163 chances to finish with a .988 fielding percentage that was tops among Nebraska’s catchers.
Freshman Season 
Wright made her career debut against North Dakota with a pinch-hit at bat in the first game of the season. She earned her next game action with another pinch-hit appearance one month later at Wichita State. Wright then earned her first career start the next day against North Dakota, finishing 0-for-2 while drawing her first career walk.
She made her Bowlin Stadium debut with a start in game two of a doubleheader against South Dakota, where she again went 0-for-2 with a walk. Wright earned another start in game one of a doubleheader with South Dakota State one week later and picked up her first career RBI with a sacrifice fly.
Wright’s Big 12 debut came at Iowa State, when she caught the final inning but did not have an at bat. Her final two appearances of the season came in pinch-hitting roles, when she struck out at Missouri in the final game of the regular season and walked in her lone plate appearance of the NCAA Tournament at No. 18 Tennessee.
In her senior season, Wright batted .392 and posted a .500 on-base percentage. She also tallied 24 RBIs in only 24 games, while producing seven multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests. Behind the plate, Wright helped the Sailor staff post an ERA below 1.00.
As a junior, Wright batted .436 (41-for-94) with 12 doubles, two home runs, 38 RBIs and 23 runs scored in only 28 games. Her 38 RBIs were the third most in the area, while her play helped the Sailors win their first Class A section title and advance to the state semifinals, while finishing with a 27-2 record. Wright recorded 11 multi-hit games to go along with eight multi-RBI efforts.