NEW ORLEANS – Already the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, Capital One Academic All-American of the Year, Senior CLASS Award winner, Wooden Award All-American and AP First Team All-American, University of Delaware Elena Delle Donne added another title to her 2013 resume as she was named Saturday to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division I Coaches’ All-American Team on the Women’s Final Four® Court in New Orleans Arena.
Delle Donne was one of 10 honored from a total of 52 candidates. She finished her senior campaign averaging 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.9 assists in 30 games for UD.
The Wilmington, Del. native most recently wrapped up her distinguished collegiate career as she led the No. 15 Blue Hens to a Sweet 16 appearance for the first time in Delaware history. Additionally, Delle Donne finished fifth all-time in NCAA women’s basketball history with 3,039 career points.
The forward is one of the most illustrious student-athletes, if not the most, in University of Delaware history. The three-time CAA Player of the Year is tops in 10 different statistical categories, including scoring, in the UD women’s basketball record books in addition to taking reign over five areas of CAA history.
During her four years with the Hens, UD amassed 104 victories, two CAA Championships and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, which included a school-record three wins.
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls.
2012-13 WBCA All-Americans
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut
Chelsea Gray, Duke
Brittney Griner, Baylor
Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland