Sarah Gause Flanders

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The first player, male or female, to be named first-team All-State basketball three times, Sarah Gause was also a two-sport state champion in track.  At the University of Delaware, she was
the East Coast Conference Player of the Year. At Ursuline, she was first team All-State in basketball in 1980, 1981 and 1982.  In track, she is one of the few athletes to excel in both high jump
and shot put, winning the Division II championship twice in the high jump and once in the shot put.  As a freshman at Georgetown University in 1982-83, she was named Big East Basketball Rookie
of the Week in her first month. After transferring to the University of Delaware, she was the East Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1984-85.  She led the Blue Hens to a 56-28 record in her
three years (including 22-4 in 1983-84 and 19-9 in 1984-85). Upon graduation in 1986, Sarah was among the University of Delaware career leaders in just three years of play, with 880 points (6th at
that point), 530 rebounds (5th), and 115 blocked shots (2nd). Over her career, she averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. As a Blue Hen, she was among the East Coast Conference’s top
throwers all three years, finishing third in the ECC shot put in 1983 and 1985, and fourth in 1984.



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