Eastern York High School graduate Kate Dellinger will receive a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA over the next two years.
The honor is based on her accomplishments at Widener University in athletics, academics, leadership and community service.
Dellinger is a senior at Widener and was a standout on the women's basketball team over the past four years. She is a psychology/pre-physical therapy major and is the school's first winner of an NCAA postgraduate scholarship since 2001 and the university's first female recipient since 1995.
Among her individual accolades:
---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.
---Last season, 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.