Name: Elena Delle Donne
Sport: Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
DOB: 9/5/1989
Birthplace: Wilmington , Del.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, Del.) ‘07
College: University of Delaware ‘13, Early Childhood Education
Team/Club: Washington Mystics
Coach(es): Mike Thibault
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2018
  • Medals: 1
  • Gold – 2018
Personal: Daughter of Ernest and Joan Delle Donne...Has one older sister, Elizabeth (Lizzie), and one older brother, Gene...Spent her collegiate freshman season playing volleyball at the University of Delaware...Missed 12 games as a sophomore after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and is now an ambassador for Lyme Research Alliance...Her sister was born deaf and blind, has cerebral palsy and autism, and is an inspiration to Elena...Communicates with her sister through tactile sign language, often referred to as hand-over-hand sign language...Has served as a Special Olympics Global Ambassador since 2014, helping advance opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities worldwide...Conducts U.S. youth basketball clinics during the WNBA off-season.