There’s always a limit to everything that a person can or cannot do or maybe not. Elena Delle Donne is a professional basketball player who first conquered the limit of growth as she was always much taller than rest of the children her age. She is also different from most other people in many standards but in a good way. She currently plays for the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She is also a skilled carpenter and is a global ambassador for the Special Olympics.
How Did Elena Begin in Sports?
The sports star has an exceptional height, and by the age of eight, she stood 6 feet tall. She became a high school basketball star while studying and playing at the Ursuline Academy. She led the school to three straight victories in the state championship. She was also the part of the Volleyball team which won the DIAA state championship.
Being the most sought after player at the time, she received the basketball scholarship from the University of Connecticut. But she quit it to be with the family, especially her older sister, Lizzie. She then joined the University of Delaware where she was a part of their volleyball team along with being their outstanding basketball player.
Her stint in the college basketball proved to be successful altogether and placed second during the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky. After staying out of the games for most of the games during the entire season but performing well whenever she was in a match, she moved to the Washington Mystics through the WNBA Draft 2017.
How Much is Elena’s Net Worth?
The master of the free throw has only missed few of the throws she has attempted in her professional career in the WNBA and had the best mark in their history. Her net amounts to $400 thousand which comes from her extraordinary stint in both amateurs as well as professional championships that pay her up a handsome salary.
She has earned several awards and honors in many of her games. They include CAA Player of the Year and Gold Medal at the 2011 World University Games. She has been a WNBA All-Star in three consecutive seasons along with being named WNBA MVP in 2015.
Is Elena Engaged To a Woman?
The Olympic gold medalist might not be in everyone’s dare to date. Her incredible physique combined with the prestigious career could be a lot to handle for an ordinary guy. The star basketball player is not interested in having a boyfriend or dating guy either.
She has always been a supporter of the LGBT people, and she revealed the fact that she was a lesbian in an interview with the Vogue Magazine. At the same time, people came to acknowledge that she didn't just have a girlfriend but already had an engagement. The gay couple has been open since and continue to appear together on various occasions.
She and her partner Amanda Clifton share the apartments in both Chicago and Wilmington. The Knot announced them a couple of the year 2017, and they deserved that. The director of the Delle Donne Academy plans to get married to her fiance in this year’s June and are planning a wedding in which they will not only celebrate their love but also give back to the people. They will do it by collecting donations from friends and family for Elena Delle Donne Foundation that would benefit the special needs community and people suffering from Lyme disease.
Elena Delle Donne currently aged 27 was born on 5th September 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. She was born to the parents Joan Delle Donne and Ernest Delle Donne and has two sisters Gene and Lizzie. Her older sister Lizzie had an intellectual disability and was born blind and deaf. She enrolled in the University of Delaware to be close with the family. The beautiful and healthy lady has a perfect body shape and measurement who has the terrific height of 6 feet and 5 inches.