Elena Delle Donne Hopes To Lead Delaware To First-Ever NCAA Tournament Victory

The 2012 Women's NCAA Tournament continues its first round of play on Sunday. One of the teams that will be in action is the No. 3-seeded Delaware Blue Hens, who will be going up against No. 14 Arkansas Little Rock.

The Blue Hens are a formidable team that has been powered by Elena Delle Donne, the former No. 1 prospect in the country, who had transferred from Connecticut to her hometown school, Delaware, in her freshman year following basketball burnout and general homesickness.

Adam Himmelsbach of the New York Times has written an insightful profile about Delle Donne's time with the Hens. The 6'5" player rediscovered her passion for basketball at Delaware and has led the team straight to the NCAA Tournament while leading all players in the country with an average of an astounding 27.5 points per game.

A bona fide celebrity in her home state, the junior has largely flown under the radar, but now she is on the verge of making her national debut. With Delle Donne at the helm, Delaware is in line to win its first-ever NCAA tournament game. The Blue Hens just might make history this year as they chase the national championship.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all your Women's NCAA Tournament news and results. Click here for a complete bracket and list of matchups.

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