Bio: Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
As seen on Delawares official website.Height: 6-5
As A Blue Hen: Delaware's first All-American National Player of the Year candidate named to Preseason Wade National Player of the Year Trophy Watch List Preseason CAA Player of the Year schools career leader with 2,258 points, 26.9 points per game, 759 field goals made, 1,586 field goal attempts, a 39.6 three-point field goal percentage, 586 free throws made, a 90.7 free throw percentage, and 204 blocks tied for first with 154 three-pointers made, fourth with 646 free throw attempts, and 10th with 766 rebounds ranks third in CAA history in points, second in free throws made, fifth in blocks, and sixth in field goals made has recorded the top six scoring games and 12 of the top 13 in school history has posted 72 20-point games and 29 30-point games serving as team co-captain for second consecutive year along with Chelsea Craig.
2011-12 Season: WBCA, John Wooden, Associated Press and USWBA First Team All-American and National Player of the Year finalist earned the Honda Inspiration Award first team WBCA All-Region 2 selection CAA and ECAC Player of the Year named first team All-CAA and ECAC All-East selected to CAA All-Defensive Team and All-Academic Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for womens basketball Capital One/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American and first team All-District 2 CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year named UD Alumni Association Team MVP and earned Blue Hen Basketball Club Outstanding Achievement Award NetScouts National Player of the Week (Jan. 8) and USWBA National Player of the Week (Jan. 10) named ECAC Player of the Week twice, CAA Player of the Week nine times, and National 5&10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week four times selected to CAA Academic Honor Roll set UD single-season records with 28.1 points per game, 927 points, 340 rebounds, 325 field goals made, 625 field goals attempted, 225 free throws made, 253 free throws attempted, and 86 blocks led Division I with 28.1 points per game, most than four points per game more than any other player ranked eighth in the nation with an 88.9 free throw percentage, 13th with 17 double-doubles, 17th with 10.3 rebounds, 18th with 2.6 blocks, and 20th with a 52.0 field goal percentage set CAA single-season marks with 927 points and 325 field goals made while ranking second with 225 free throws made, fourth with 86 blocks, and eighth with 340 rebounds led the CAA with 28.1 points per game, an 88.9 free throw percentage, and 2.6 blocks was second in the league with a 52.0 field goal percentage, a 41.3 three-point percentage, and 7.0 defensive rebounds, third with 10.3 rebounds, fifth with 3.3 offensive rebounds, and 11th with 1.6 three-pointers made per game appeared in all 33 games while starting 32 led the Blue Hens in scoring during 31 games, and tied for the team lead in the other two reached double figures in every game, and surpassed the 20-point mark in all but three contests eclipsed the 30-point mark 13 times and the 40-mark point three times scored a game-high 33 points and tied for the team lead with six rebounds against Rhode Island (11/11) scored a game-high 40 points and led the team with 12 rebounds against Penn State (11/17) posted 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Villanova (11/22) scored 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds at Saint Bonaventure (11/27) scored a game-high 32 points and led the team with nine rebounds and five blocks during the victory at Princeton (12/1) led the Blue Hens with a game-high 23 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocks during the win vs. William & Mary (12/4) scored a game-high 28 points during the victory over Yale (12/5) recorded a double-double with 30 points and 13 rebounds during the win at Wake Forest (12/11) scored a game-high 29 points while adding nine rebounds and three blocks against Providence (12/19) named to the Maryland Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team as she averaged 27.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, scoring 22 points in the win over East Carolina (12/28) and a game-high 32 points vs. fifth-ranked Maryland (12/29) scored 37 points to became the UD womens basketball all-time career scoring leader during the win vs. Towson (1/5) scored 40 points to go with 15 rebounds during the win at George Mason (1/8) posted 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals vs. UNCW (1/12) recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds at Northeastern (1/15) scored 15 points to go with eight rebounds and three steals during the win at Towson (1/19) recorded 21 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks during the victory vs. Drexel (1/22) set a BCC scoring record vs. Hofstra with 41 points to go with 15 boards and five assists (1/26) recorded 23 points, nine boards, and four blocks while going 13-of-15 from the free throw line during the win at James Madison (1/29) recorded a double-double with 29 points and 14 rebounds in the win at UNCW (2/2) posted a double-double with 22 points and 12 boards during the victory over VCU (2/5) scored 27 points, pulled down 15 boards, and made three blocks for a double-double vs. Old Dominion (2/9) recorded 31 points and eight rebounds at Georgia State (2/12) surpassed the 2,000 career point milestone en route to a double-double with a season-high 42 points to go with 14 rebounds and six blocks at Hofstra (2/16) became UDs all-time leading scorer for both mens and womens basketball as she scored 12 points to go with 14 boards to surpass 2,030 career points, in addition to hitting the game-winning shot just before the buzzer, in the victory at Drexel (2/19) recorded a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds against George Mason (2/23) posted 35 points and seven rebounds in the win vs. Northeastern (2/26) recorded a double-double with 26 points and 11 boards to go with three blocks at William & Mary (2/29) totaled 63 points, 27 rebounds, and nine blocks in the CAA Tournament, when she was named CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player scored 39 points during the NCAA Tournament First Round win at Arkansas Little Rock (3/18), the highest in an NCAA Tournament preliminary game since 2008 scored 34 points and grabbed 10 boards for her 17th double-double of the year during the NCAA Tournament Second Round contest against Kansas (3/20).
Summer 2011: Member of Team USA World University Games squad first Delaware player to be named to the team and the first CAA player since 1993 helped lead United States to a perfect 6-0 record and the gold medal during the international tournament that was held in Shenzhen, China first player from the CAA to earn World University Games Gold as a member of Team USA led USA with 15.7 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game, and was tied for second with five blocks had the second best three-point percentage at 44.0 percent (11 of 25) hit 45.1 percent of her field goals, going 37 of 82 from the field averaged 22.7 minutes per game recorded double-doubles against Slovakia (10p, 10r), Australia (22p, 11r), and a near triple-double against Taiwan in the gold medal game (10p, 11r, 8a) helped Team USA to a +45.0 scoring margin, averaging 97.8 points per game with three 100-point efforts.
2010-11 Season: Named honorable mention Associated Press All-America named first team All-CAA and first team CAA All-Academic Capital One/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic second team selection UD Alumni Association Team MVP named second team All-East earned Delaware Sportswriters & Broadcasters Association John J. Brady Athlete of the Year award four-time CAA Player of the Week winner who also earned ECAC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 14 served as team co-captain appeared in 22 games while starting 21 for the Blue Hens (missed 11 games while being treated for Lyme Disease symptoms) led Delaware with 25.3 points and ranked second with 7.8 rebounds became the fastest player in CAA and Delaware history, and the second fewest games in NCAA history, to reach 1,000 career points in 38 games, doing so against Northeastern (2/3) converted 94.4 percent of her free throw attempts (167 of 177), setting a UD single season record ranked second in a school single season with 25.3 points per game, third with 557 points and 167 free throws made, and fourth with 58 blocked shots reached the 30-point mark eight times, including a season-high 41 at Yale (11/20), going 15 of 25 from the floor eclipsed the 20-point plateau in all but four games on the year posted seven double-doubles during the season scored 36 points in the season-opening win over UMBC (11/12), and added 34 points and 12 rebounds the following contest against Villanova (11/16) added a double-double with 26 points and 12 boards during a victory over St. Francis-Pa. (11/23) dropped in 28 points on 9 of 18 shooting at Hofstra (1/30) in her first game back from illness, and reached the 20-point mark in each of the next three contests snared a career-high 18 rebounds against Drexel (2/6) recorded three consecutive double-doubles against Drexel (18p, 18r), Towson (21p, 11r), and William & Mary (33p, 10r) reached several records at William & Mary with 17 free throws made (Kaplan Arena, t-2nd CAA, t-1st Delaware) and 19 free throws attempted (t-1st Delaware, t-1st Kaplan Arena, t-6th CAA) broke her own consecutive free throws made record by hitting 52 straight from Feb. 20 until Mar. 13 scored 31 points during a victory over VCU (2/24) posted a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds during a CAA Tournament quarterfinal victory over Old Dominion (3/11), and added 29 points and 10 boards the following day during a win over UNC Wilmington in the semifinals selected to the CAA All-Tournament Team after averaging 25.0 points during the four games contributed 31 points during the WNIT game at Toledo (3/16) led the Blue Hens in scoring during 13 of the final 14 games of the season selected to Preseason Wooden, Naismith and Wade National Player of the Year watch lists Preseason Associated Press All-American and Basketball Times Preseason Second Team All-American selected CAA Preseason Co-Player of the Year.
2009-10 Season: Played a record-breaking All-American freshman season for the Blue Hens became the first UD player to be named an All-American selected to the Associated Press Third Team and a WBCA State Farm Honorable Mention one of 20 finalists for the Wooden National Player of the Year Award named ECAC Rookie of the year and selected to the ECAC First Team became just the second player in Colonial Athletic Association history to receive CAA Player and Rookie of the Year accolades additionally was named to the CAA First, All-Rookie, All-Defensive, and All-Tournament Teams awarded the UD Alumni Association Team Most Valuable Player Award and the Blue Hen Basketball Club Outstanding Achievement Award at annual banquet was honored on multiple occasions as CAA Player and Rookie of the Week selected as the Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week four times played one of two games at the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational and was named to the All-Tournament Team saw action in 29 games while starting 28 sat four games due to injury scored 774 points to set a new single-season record while averaging 26.7 points per game, the third most in the nation pulled down 254 rebounds good for an average of 8.8 per game ranked second in the conference with 60 blocks led the Blue Hens with 38 steals and dished out 56 assists, the second most on the team went 194-for-216 from the charity stripe to lead the CAA and rank sixth in the nation with an 89.8 percent conversion rate set a new UD record having drained 66 three-pointers throughout the season made major headlines with a 54 point performance in Delaware's overtime loss at James Madison (2/18) went 18-for-28 from the field and 7-for-8 from behind the arc to set new Delaware records tallied seven 30-plus point games as a freshman, a Delaware career record recorded eight consecutive 20-plus point performances while scoring in double figures each of her 29 games drained 16-of-17 free throws against Hofstra (3/3) set a new UD consecutive free throw record with 39 kicked off the stretch at George Mason (1/7) before missing her first in six games at Hofstra (1/24) shot a perfect game from the free throw line on 12 occasions pulled down a season-high 16 boards at Northeastern (1/10) to help notch one of 12 double-doubles tallied throughout the year served out five assists on three occasions made a team season-high six steals against Old Dominion (1/3) and added five against Hofstra that same game she swatted away a season-high seven blocked shots also posted six blocks against Georgia State (2/14) and Drexel (1/17) played a Delaware record 50 minutes of action in the Hens' double overtime loss to the Dragons added 45 minutes in one of the Hens' three overtime games with Drexel (1/31) featured on the cover of the July issue of Delaware Today magazine after being named the Best Athlete in the Best of Delaware 2010 poll.
2008-09 Season: Did not compete for the Blue Hen basketball team selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team in volleyball earned three CAA Rookie of the Week awards led Delaware with 117 blocks and ranked second on the team with a .223 hitting percentage volleyball team went 19-16, won its second consecutive CAA Championship, and made its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Bonnie Kenny.
High School: Ranked as the nations top senior DIAA all-time leading scorer with 2,818 career points was named co-Delaware State Player of the Year following junior season and was tabbed the Player of the Year as a senior led Ursuline Academy to four Delaware state championships (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008) 2007-08 National Player of the Year by the Naismith and McDonalds foundations Parade First Team All-American 2005, 2006 and 2008 Gatorade Delaware State Player of the Year 2008 USA Today Player of the Year 2006 Slam Magazine First Team All-America selection 2006 Sports Illustrated Second Team All-America pick USA Today Third Team All-America 2004, 2005, 2006 All-Delaware First Team 2005 and 2006 EA Sports All-America 2005 Street & Smith All-America Third Team 2004 Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention set national high school record by making 80 consecutive free throws in 2005-06 scored 50 points in the 2006 state championship game ranked as No. 1 senior by HoopGurlz.com led Ursuline to 2007 state volleyball championship member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Elena Delle Donne daughter of Ernest and Joan Delle Donne has an older sister, Elizabeth, and an older brother, Gene brother played football for Middle Tennessee State human services major at Delaware.