Photos from the 2022 USA Women's World Cup Qualifying Team's 93-55 victory over Puerto Rico on Feb. 12, 2022.
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Elena Delle Donne, whose first USA Basketball experience was at a trials in 2006 when she was 16 years old, owns a 26-0 overall record in USA Basketball games played and has won an Olympic and FIBA World Cup gold medal.
In 2006, Elena Delle Donne attended the USA U18 National Team Trials at the United States Olympic & Parlympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but she was injured and unable to participate. She is pictured here in the trials photo in the back row, far right (No. 32).
Elena Delle Donne was named to the 2007 USA U19 World Cup Team but withdrew for personal reasons. She is pictured here during trials for the team at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Elena Delle Donne first suited up for USA Basketball in international competition as a member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that finished with a 6-0 record and claimed gold in Shenzhen, China. She averaged 15.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to lead the USA in both categories.
After spending her freshman season playing volleyball at the University of Delaware, Elena Delle Donne returned to the basketball court. Playing four seasons of basketball, she helped lead Delaware to a 104-32 record (.765 winning percentage), the 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, 2012 NCAA second round, a pair of WNITs, two Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles and two CAA tournament crowns.
Elena Delle Donne was drafted by the WNBA Chicago Sky as the No. 2 pick in 2013. She played four seasons with the Sky and earned WNBA Rookie of the Year honors in 2013. On Feb. 2, 2017, she was traded to the Washington Mystics.
Elena Delle Donne participated in her first USA National Team training camp during the USA’s October 2013 minicamp in Las Vegas.
Elena Delle Donne was invited to participate in the 2014 USA World Cup Team training camp but was unable to attend after helping lead the Chicago Sky to the WNBA Finals.
Elena Delle Donne competed in her first games as a member of the USA National Team during its 2015 European Tour. She started in three of four games and averaged a team second-best 13.8 points per game in helping the USA to a 4-0 record.
Elena Delle Donne captured an Olympic gold medal in 2016, averaging 8.6 points per game while helping the U.S. to a perfect 8-0 record in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Prior to the Olympic Games in 2016, Elena Delle Donne; averaged 13.0 points per game as the USA earned a 4-0 slate in exhibition play.
Elena Delle Donne participated in the USA Women's National Team winter 2018 training camp in Columbia, South Carolina.
Elena Delle Donne was named to the roster for the USA’s exhibition game on April 26 that wrapped up a spring training camp in Seattle, but she was injured and unable to take the court.
After helping lead the Mystics to the 2018 WNBA Finals, Elena Delle Donne joined the USA World Cup squad in Tenerife, Spain.
At the 2018 FIBA World Cup, Elena Delle Donne helped the USA to the gold medal and a perfect 6-0 slate, averaging 7.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Honored as the 2015 and 2019 WNBA MVP, Elena Delle Donne won her first WNBA title in 2019 with the Washington Mystics.
On July 27, 2019, Elena Delle Donne (No. 11) was announced as one of eight players who had committed to participate in the USA's 2019-20 expanded training program. She is pictured here alongside fellow USA National Team member Breanna Stewart (No. 9).
As a member of the USA Basketball National Team, Elena Delle Donne is expected to be in contention for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team roster that will compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games from July 23-Aug. 8, 2021.
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