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#13 Kelsey Buchanan
Position: Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Riding, Va.
High School: Freedom HS
Major: Administration/Family Policy
Experience: 4 Letters
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AS A BLUE HEN
Four-year letter winner with the Blue Hens • led Delaware to an overall record of 103-31 while going 56-14 in the CAA with two league titles during her tenure • top 20 in Delaware history in four categories – field goal percentage (tied ninth; .473), games played (tied 11th; 115), free throw percentage (14th; .775) and blocks (18th; 47) • also ranked in the record books in rebounding (30th; 447) and scoring (36th; 738 career points).

2013-14 SEASON
Team captain posted breakout year as a senior • CAA All-First Team and All-Tournament team selection that led the Blue Hens to their fourth straight CAA Championship appearance • UD Alumni Association Team MVP • Blue Hen Basketball Club Outstanding Achievement Award • four-time CAA Player of the Week • Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® nominee • National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week (Nov. 18; Dec. 23) • finished third in the conference with an average of 17.1 points, fourth with 8.5 rebounds and sixth with 1.0 blocks per contest • shot 46.5 percent from the field and 80.1 percent from the free throw line • set UD program CAA Tournament record with career-best 19 rebounds against the College of Charleston in the semifinals • registered a career-high 33 points in win over the Cougars on Feb. 14 • named the Lehigh Christmas City Classic MVP after averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists against Lehigh and Youngstown State.
 
2012-13 SEASON
Competed in all but one game, while starting two for Delaware as a junior • averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per contest • put up a career-high 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field in a career-high 31 minutes in the team’s NCAA First Round Tournament win over West Virginia (3/24) • contributed 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and a 50.0 percent shooting mark in team’s three NCAA Tournament contests • tied a career-high with two blocks in regular season finale against Georgia State (3/6) • dished out a season-high two assists against Old Dominion (2/14) • attempted first career 3-pointer against UNCW (1/24) • collected three free throws, seven rebounds, two blocks, one assists and one steal against Princeton (12/9) • posted eight points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot  against St. Bonaventure (11/28) • blocked first shot of the season at Duquesne (11/14) • scored six points and grabbed two rebounds during UD’s season-opening victory over Sam Houston State (11/9).
 
2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 26 games for the Blue Hens, averaging 10.2 minutes per contest • contributed 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game • connected on 64.8 percent (35 of 54) of her field goal attempts • went 19 of 21 from the free throw line • scored seven points, going 2 of 2 from the field and 3 of 3 from the free throw line, during the season-opening win over Rhode Island (11/11) • recorded four rebounds and two points during the victory at Princeton (12/1) • scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in the win over William & Mary (12/4) • scored five points and collected four rebounds during the victory over Yale (12/5)• scored six points during the win at Providence (12/19) • recorded six points and two boards in the win vs. UNCW (1/12 ) • contributed six points and three rebounds during the win at Towson (1/19) • went 4 of 4 from the field to finish with nine points against Hofstra (1/26) • grabbed six boards during the victory over VCU (2/5 ) • went 4 of 4 from the foul line and pulled down three rebounds in the win vs. Old Dominion (2/9) • went 3 of 3 from the floor and 2 of 2 from the line for eight points at Georgia State (2/12) • scored six points during the win over George Mason (2/23) • recorded four points and three rebounds vs. Northeastern (2/26) • dished out a career-high four assists during the victory at William & Mary (2/29) • scored a career-high 10 points and pulled down six boards during the CAA Tournament Semifinal win over UNCW (3/10) • earned the Team Most Improved Player Award.
 
2010-11 SEASON
Saw action in 23 games, including two starts against Georgia State (1/23) and George Mason (1/27) • averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game • played her finest game against Alcorn State (12/30), tallying a career-high nine points, going 4 of 10 from the field and pulling down seven rebounds while playing in 21 minutes • recorded a career-high eight rebounds against Princeton (12/1) • scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds versus Vanderbilt (12/29) • went 3 for 3 from the field to finish with six points against George Mason (1/27) • had four points and three rebounds during a win at Georgia State.
 
HIGH SCHOOL
Played all four years at two-time Virginia State Champion Freedom High School • posted a triple-double in first game of state playoffs • holds state blocks record with 10 • named Player of the Year and All-State in 2010 • earned All-Regional Player of the Year accolades • graduated with over 1,500 points • member of the National Honor Society in junior and senior years • honor roll student all four years.
 
PERSONAL
Kelsey Leigh Buchanan • daughter of Ralph Buchanan and Lenora Johnson • has one younger brother • pregame ritual includes listening to the same playlist and wearing lucky socks • mother played basketball at Lafayette • began playing basketball in sixth grade • chose Delaware because she loved the campus • graduated from Delaware in May 2014 as an honors student and human services major • holds aspirations to become a guidance counselor • worked as a Blue Hen Ambassador • visited South Africa for three weeks during the summer of 2012.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 33 vs. College of Charleston, 2/14/14
Field Goals: 10 – 2x, last vs. College of Charleston, 2/14/14
Field Goal Att.: 25 at College of Charleston, 1/26/14
3-pt. Field Goals: 1 – 2x, last at Northeastern, 3/2/14 
3-pt. Field Goals Att.: 1 – 3x, last at Northeastern, 3/2/14 
Free Throws: 13 vs. College of Charleston, 2/14/14 
Free Throw Att.: 17 vs. College of Charleston, 2/14/14
Rebounds: 
19* vs. College of Charleston, 3/15/14
Assists: 5 – 4x, last vs. College of Charleston, 3/15/14 
Blocks: 4 – 2x, last vs. James Madison, 2/20/14
Steals: 4 – 2x, last at Northeastern, 3/2/14 
Minutes: 43 vs. Hofstra, 1/5/14
* - UD Program CAA Tournament Record

Year GP/GS FG-FGA Pct. 3Pt-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Ast. Stl. Blk. Reb. RPG Pts. PPG Min. Avg.
2010-11 23/2 20-44 .455 --- --- 8-16 .500 4 4 4 49 2.1 48 2.1 171 7.4
2011-12 26/0 35-54 .648 --- --- 19-21 .905 9 6 3 60 2.3 89 3.4 266 10.2
2012-13 35/2 29-73 .397 0-1 .000 14-22 .636 7 7 9 74 2.1 72 2.1 318 9.1
2013-14 31/31 191-411 .465 2-2 1.000 145-181 .801 64 30 31 264 8.5 529 17.1 1022 33.0
Totals 115/35 275-582 .473 2-3 .667 186-240 .775 84 47 47 447 3.9 738 6.4 1777 15.5
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