NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 – Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle
Donne has been named Rookie of the Month for games played in September, the WNBA announced today. This marks the fourth consecutive Rookie of the Month honor for Delle Donne, making her the second player (Tina Charles, 2010) to sweep the awards.
For September, Delle Donne led rookies in scoring (17.2 ppg), free-throw percentage (1.000, 26-for-26), minutes (33.6 mpg), and ranked second in rebounds (5.8 rpg) and blocks (1.8 bpg). The WNBA All-Star led her team to a 3-2 record for the month, which included a 70-68 win on Sept. 11, over the visiting Phoenix Mercury. Delle Donne’s 18 points included a buzzer-beater to give the Sky the win.
The Delaware native has helped the Sky to the best record in the East (24-10) and a franchise-first playoff berth. Delle Donne finished the season ranked first overall in three-throw percentage (.929, 157-for-169), fourth in points (18.1 ppg), and fifth in blocks (1.8 bpg). Delle Donne appeared in 30 games, scoring in double-digits in all but two.
Highlights of Delle Donne’s month included:
• Sept. 8 vs. Washington: 22 points on 8-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line in a 93-79 win
• Sept. 11 vs. Phoenix: 18 points including a buzzer-beater in a 70-68 win
• Sept. 13 vs. Atlanta: 18 points and eight rebounds in an 87-82 win