Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Shay Doron

Shay Doron

Sport: Basketball
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: University of Maryland Terps
Year Inducted: 2005

Shay Doron was born in Israel where she played for the Israeli National Basketball team then moved to New York where she became a high school superstar. The first-ever girls basketball player from New York to play in the McDonalds All-American Game, she was listed among the top ten guards in the nation by the All-Star Girls Report. Shay made an immediate impact when she arrived at the University of Maryland. She was the first-ever Terrapin to be named AII-ACC as a rookie. In her first-collegiate game, she made 23 free throws, tying an NCAA record. A Kodak/WBCA Honorable Mention All-American and first team AII-ACC selection as a sophomore, Shay holds numerous school records, including the sophomore class mark for points per game and total points, breaking a 26-year old record. In the summer of 2005, Shay led the Israeli National team to the Division B European Championship title, the country’s first-ever women’s international title, then led the USA to gold at the Maccabian Games. Shay is among the preseason candidates for the 2005 Wooden Award and Wade Trophy, presented to collegiate basketball’s player of the year

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