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: Chicago Sky
Coach(es): Pokey Chatman
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • 2011 World University Games, gold
  • 2015 WNBA MVP
  • 2015 All-WNBA First Team
  • 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • Drafted No. 2 by the Chicago Sky (2013)
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.