Delle Donne enjoying ‘amazing ride’ at Delaware foxsports Mar 21, 2013 at 2:15p ET Elena Delle Donne has had an ”amazing ride” at Delaware after her college basketball career got off to a miserable start. It seems a lifetime ago when the former Delaware’s Ursuline Article continues below ... Academy star made headlines by accepting – then walking away from – a scholarship to Connecticut in 2008 after getting homesick. Delle Donne returned home and played one year of volleyball at Delaware before joining the basketball team in 2009. The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne has ”no regrets” how things have turned out. She has led Delaware to two Colonial Athletic Association titles and a Top 25 ranking. The No. 15 Blue Hens (30-3) take a 25-game winning streak into their NCAA tournament opener at home Sunday against West Virginia (17-13). She is a projected top-five WNBA draft pick.