UD's Elena Delle Donne has been named the WNBA rookie of the month for August.

WNBA honors Elena

UD's Delle Donne wins WNBA rookie of the month honor for third time


1:40 p.m., Sept. 4, 2013--University of Delaware alumna Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky has been named the WNBA rookie of the month for August, the third time this season she has been so honored.

Delle Donne also was named the league’s top rookie in June and July.

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UD standout tight end Nick Boyle has been selected to compete in the Reese's Senior Bowl, which will be played Jan. 24 in Mobile, Alabama. He is just the fourth Blue Hen ever invited to participate in the prestigious all-star game.

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UD junior outside hitter Katie Hillman has been selected second team All-Colonial Athletic Association in volleyball. She also was named to the conference All-Academic squad.

In August, Delle Donne led the WNBA in three-point percentage, shooting 59.3 percent from behind the arc, and led all rookies in scoring, with 18.4 points per game, and rebounding, with 5.8 per game.

As of Wednesday, the Sky was 21-8 atop the East Conference and had clinched its first playoff berth.

Chicago will play a home game on Friday, Sept. 6, and will visit Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 8. A trip to the Washington game is being organized by UD’s Office of Alumni Relations. For details, see the website.

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