Eastern York High School graduate Kate Dellinger has been named the Middle Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Dellinger is a senior at Widener University. The award is given to the most prolific women's basketball senior based on athletics, academics and community service over a four-year period. Among Dellinger's individual accomplishments are:

---Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American for two straight years.

---First Team All-Commonwealth Conference pick for three straight seasons.

---Philadelphia Inquirer Women's Basketball Performer of the Year for two straight seasons.

---Second Team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American for two straight seasons.

---Finalist for the Jostens Trophy as the nation's premier Division III player.

Dellinger was eighth in the conference with 11.8 points per game, fourth with 9.2 rebounds per contest, seventh with 2.0 steals per game and fourth with 32.7 minutes per contest. She ends her run sixth in school history with 1,255 points and fourth with 759 rebounds.

In the community, she has participated in Special Olympics; Hoops From the Heart, which welcomes inner-city kids for a day of basketball clinics; Cradles to Crayons, which provides everyday essentials to homeless and low-income children; and City Team, in which the Widener team adopted a family.



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