RICHMOND, Va. – After collecting two straight double doubles, the 37th
and 38th of her career, University of Delaware senior Elena Delle Donne
was named this week's Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball
Player of the Week.
Delle Donne helped lead the Blue Hens to the Blue Sky Classic title with
Delaware wins over Villanova and Duquesne. The All-American forward was
named the Tournament MVP after averaging 20.0 points and 12.5 rebounds
per game for UD in addition to six blocks, three assists and a steal.
In the Blue Hens' 60-45 victory over the Dukes, Delle Donne posted her
75th career 20-plus point contest as she finished the game with 23 points.
Delle Donne leads Delaware with an average of 22.2 points and 9.8
rebounds per contest through five games played after previously missing
six games due to symptoms of Lyme Disease.
Towson's Dominique Johnson was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.
Delaware has little down time as the Hens next travel to New York to
take on the BIG EAST's St. John's in their final non-conference contest
on Tuesday, Jan. 2 in a nationally broadcast affair on ESPN3.com.
Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at Carnesecca Arena.
CAA play kicks off for Delaware on January 10 as the Hens host George
Mason at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.