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Shay Doron



Shay Doron


Criminal Justice major Expected to graduate in Spring 2007, 2006 Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, 2006 First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District 2, 2005 Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-District 2, 2006 Academic All-ACC, National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2006 Scholar-Athlete, Three-time ACC Honor Roll, Three-time Maryland Honor Roll.


Doron is a hero in the Jewish community. Maryland’s games are televised in Israel and the live web casts of all home games are extremely popular in her native country. At every game, she has hundreds of fans, Jewish and non-Jewish, asking for her autograph and gets the most requests of any of her teammates. Doron will fulfill every last request and is generally the last one to finish signing autographs or posing for photos. Inducted into the Greater Washington Jewish Community Center Sports Hall of Fame last year. She has been a role model to young Jewish athletes and Jewish children in this country and in Israel, speaking at many schools and teams.


Two summers ago, Doron played in the Maccabi games as a member of the US team. The Maccabi games are a competition in Israel between teams from all over the country in an Olympic-style format. All athletes participating are Jewish. As a native Israeli, Doron felt a sense of responsibility to be an ambassador of her home country, teaching her US teammates of what the country was really like. She was named MVP of the tournament. That same summer, Doron also played on the Jewish National Team in the Division B European Championships. She was named MVP of the tournament, leading the Israelis to the country’s first-ever international women’s title.


A two-time preseason Wade Trophy Candidate, two-time preseason Wooden Award Candidate, 2006 Naismith Award preseason candidate. First Team All-ACC (2005), Second Team All-ACC (2006), Third Team All-ACC (2004), Kodak/WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (2005) Kodak/WBCA Region II All-American (2005), First Team All-ACC Tournament (2004), All-Freshman Team (2004).