Ursuline Academy standout sophomore Adrianna Hahn was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Delaware Girls Basketball Player of the Year by the Gatorade Co. and USA Today High School Sports.
The prestigious award recognizes athletic and academic excellence as well as exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court.
The 5-foot-6 Hahn led the Raiders to a 16-6 record with only one in-state loss to eventual state champion St. Elizabeth High School in the semifinals of the Delaware High School Girls Basketball Tournament. She averaged 17.2 points, four assists and three steals per game. A First Team All-State selection, she is rated as the No. 33 recruit in the Class of 2015 by Blue Star Basketball. Hahn was also named First Team All-State and All-Catholic as a freshmen, when she won the state championship, and for this season.
Hahn has maintained a 3.25 GPA in the classroom and has volunteered locally on behalf of youth basketball camps and as part of a program providing Christmas gifts to underprivileged children.
The Gatorade Co. established its award honoring America's elite high school student-athletes in 1985.
Q What was it like to be named Gatorade Player of the Year as just a sophomore?
A To be named Gatorade Player of the Year as just a sophomore was such an honor. I couldn't have achieved it without my teammates who pushed me to work harder everyday at practice. My coaches also pushed me to be a leader and role model on the team.
Q Does this help make up for the semifinal loss against St. Elizabeth?
A This award does not relate anything to that game loss. I will always remember that game, and my teammates and I will think of it everyday next year in practice to work harder and push ourselves to be the best. I would have rather won that game then got player of the year. It is a great honor and I thank the committee for choosing me, but my team is first and a championship was our goal.
Q What do you think of Ursuline's chances for next year? Will the rivalry with St. E continue to be intense?
A As Ursuline basketball players, we fight everyday in practice and never give up. We are losing two of our best players yes, but with the energy and determination we have together as a team, we will work hard to get back to the bob next year. The rivalry with St. E's will always be there. They are in our conference and one of the best teams in the state, no doubt. We love playing them. We would rather play the toughest teams out there and lose all of them, then play scrubby teams and win every game. We want to challenge ourselves so were ready for tournament time.
Page 2 of 2 - Q Where did you go to grade school and what made you decide to go to Ursuline? Did being a Raider on the court have anything to do with it?
A I went to IHM (Immaculate Heart of Mary) grade school, but came to Ursuline in seventh grade. Ursuline has one of the best academic programs in the state, along with a top basketball program. I started working with John Noonan since 5th grade, and I always wanted to play for him. Also, I wanted to be the "next Elena Delle Donne" and follow her footsteps at Ursuline.
MORE ABOUT HAHN
FAMILY Mom, Dad, Aries (dog)
HOMETOWN North Wilmington
SCHOOL Ursuline Academy
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AAU basketball, working summer basketball camps, going to the beach, mall, walking my dog, and reading.
COLLEGE PLANS D1 school, majoring in either psychology, dentistry, or physical therapist/ orthopedic.
NBA PLAYER Kobe Bryant
RAPPER Nicki Minaj
HOBBY Going to the mall.