August 26, 2008 |
In early June, Elena Delle Donne left her Wilmington-area home for the summer session at Connecticut. She carried dreams of winning four NCAA basketball titles with the storied Huskies. The stay was short. The former Ursuline Academy sensation was not in Storrs yesterday when fall classes began. Delle Donne was here, explaining at a news conference why she will play volleyball for Delaware. Delle Donne played volleyball as a senior in high school. Delle Donne said she departed for UConn fully intending to play but realized she was burned out on basketball.
April 12, 2008 |
Elena Delle Donne of Ursuline Academy (Wilmington) and Nneka Ogwumike of Cy-Fair (Texas) share the 2008 player-of-the-year honors on Parade Magazine's 32d annual all-America high school girls' basketball team. Delle Donne averaged 30 points and 10 rebounds a game this season and has been a Parade all-American four years in a row. Ogwumike averaged 18.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists a game. The rest of the team will be published in Sunday's edition of the magazine. It also can be seen at www.parade.
August 17, 2008 |
Wilmington's Elena Delle Donne, the nation's top high school women's basketball prospect, will not attend Connecticut, the university said in a statement yesterday. The Ursuline Academy graduate left summer school at UConn two days after her arrival in early June. "I have been recently informed that Elena Delle Donne has decided not to play college basketball and will not enroll at the University of Connecticut," coach Geno Auriemma said. "Everyone at UConn would like to wish Elena the best of luck.
June 8, 2006 |
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit yesterday ruled against a teacher who was fired from a private Catholic school in Wilmington after she publicly advocated on behalf of abortion rights. The teacher, Michele Curay-Cramer, who now teaches at a junior high in West Chester, was hired in 2001 to teach English and religious classes at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington. Ursuline fired her Jan. 27, 2003, a week after she signed her name to a newspaper advertisement celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
December 12, 2009 |
Freshman Elena Delle Donne had 26 points in her home debut for Delaware as the Blue Hens topped Navy, 67-50, last night in a nonconference game at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. A crowd of 3,040, the second largest in Delaware women's basketball single-game history, watched the hometown favorite face Navy (7-4). Delle Donne, a former star of Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, had not played basketball in her home state since her senior season in 2007-08, when she was named the national high school female player of the year.
January 13, 2012 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to its third consecutive win, a 69-37 pasting Thursday night of visiting UNC-Wilmington. The Blue Hens scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. Delle Donne, the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Hens (13-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) built a 36-20 lead by intermission. Delle Donne (Wilmington/Ursuline Academy) has scored 100 points during Delaware's three-game winning streak.
August 28, 2007 |
Elena Delle Donne, the top collegiate prospect in the country, out of Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, is heading to Connecticut's powerful women's basketball program. The 6-foot-5 senior wing player gave the Huskies an oral commitment over the weekend. Delle Donne had listed Villanova, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee as her final four choices along with UConn. "In the back of my mind, I'd always thought UConn," Delle Donne told the Web site Hoopgurlz.com. The timing of the announcement was somewhat surprising in that Delle Donne had yet to make her official visits to the contending schools.
January 13, 2014 |
Mia Farmer helped Cardinal O'Hara complete its 48-47 comeback win over Rancocas Valley at the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic girls' basketball showcase Saturday at Philadelphia University. Farmer, a senior guard bound for George Washington University, hit a pull-up floater from the lane with 5.7 seconds remaining. Rancocas Valley rushed down the court to get one last shot, but missed a layup as time expired. O'Hara trailed by 13 at halftime. Farmer finished with a team-high 20 points.
January 26, 2008 |
For six weeks, the Elena Delle Donne Tour was on hiatus while the Ursuline Academy (Del.) superstar battled mononucleosis. Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 phenom who is headed to Connecticut, was sidelined for 10 games. Her much-awaited return came last week at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. In front of a horde of UConn supporters, Delle Donne poured in 38 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Ursuline posted a 57-37 victory against Christ the King (N.Y.). "I feel pretty good," said Delle Donne, ranked the top high school senior by scouting service hoopgurlz.
August 21, 2008 |
Markieff Morris, a former Prep Charter star and a freshman basketball player at Kansas, is facing a battery charge, accused of firing a BB gun from his dormitory window. The 18-year-old, a member of coach Bill Self's 2008 recruiting class along with his twin brother, Marcus, has been ordered to appear Sept. 10 in Lawrence (Kan.) Municipal Court, the Lawrence Journal-World reported yesterday on its Web site. Campus police said shots were fired about 11:15 p.m. Saturday from a room in the Jayhawker Towers.