Best of Delaware 2010

You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.


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Photograph by Jared CastaldiBest Athlete

CRITICS, UPSTATE | Elena Delle Donne

It turns out you can go home again—if you’re Elena Delle Donne. The basketball star returned to the court for the University of Delaware Blue Hens last winter, after leaving the University of Connecticut and taking a break from the game. Delle Donne lit up the court this year, averaging more than 26 points per game, the third-highest among Division I athletes. She was voted the CAA’s Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. But the crowning achievement of Delle Donne’s remarkable freshman campaign was perhaps her selection as an All-American—a first in 39 seasons of UD women’s basketball. The former state high school player of the year played volleyball as a UD freshman in 2008-09, which gave Delle Donne a chance to recharge. Moving from Connecticut to Newark allowed her to stay close to her tightly knit family. Her return to basketball attracted national attention to the Lady Hens and helped UD draw record crowds to see amazing performances such as her 54 points against James Madison. Welcome back to the court, Elena.

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More Best Of Delaware

Where to Eat & Drink
The best places to wine and dine.
What to Eat & Drink
And the best food on which
to wine and dine.
Restaurants by Town
In case you don't feel like traveling across the state for dinner.
The best places to get what you want.
Salon & Bridal
The state's best spots to pamper yourself.
Home & Services
Well, because not everyone is
Fun & Leisure
Play time.
Those who impact the most on a day-to-day basis.
Because we can't get enough of those we love.


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