RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Delaware's own Elena Delle Donne has been named Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Delle Donne, who plays for the women's basketball team gets the honors from the Colonial Athletics Association after being named All-American this season. She also led the nation in scoring, putting up 28.1 points per game.
At the same time, Delle Donne maintained a 3.6 grade point average as an early-childhood major. The title is another accolade on top of a very productive 2011-2012 season, in which the Wilmington, Del. native led her squad in rebounds, three-point field goals, steals, and blocked shots.
She led the Lady Blue Hens to a 31-2 record this season, as well as the team's first ever NCAA tournament victory. The squad also broke into the list of top 20 nationally ranked teams for the first time.
Delle Donne is the third woman to win the award in the school's history, and the first since Jill Hershey in 1991.