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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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