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Blue Hen State gives props to Elena Delle Donne at DNC

Elena Delle Donne, a native of the First State, is heading to her first Olympics next week. Icon Sportswire

So, how big is Elena Delle Donne in Delaware? Pretty big.

The Chicago Sky star, who last year -- her third in the league -- was named the WNBA's MVP, will forever be cherished in her home state.

Need proof? How about being mentioned in the same breath (OK, it was a really looooooooong breath) as Vice President Joe Biden on the national stage? Delle Donne, who will go for Olympic gold in Rio as part of Team USA, got a shout-out during roll call voting at the Democratic National Committee's convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

In case you aren't paying attention to the political conventions or aren't aware of the process, roll call voting is when each state gets to cast its delegates' votes for the presidential nominees, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton (yes, Bernie was still a nominee and got his votes counted).

Before announcing their votes, the spokespersons for each delegation brag up their state with factual bits of information. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, for instance, mentioned that her great state is the home to Prince's Purple Rain. Sen. Claire McCaskill proudly announced that Missouri is home to former President Harry Truman and also is "where World Series champions hang out."

In Delaware's case, Rep. John Carney delivered the results. Carney, who is running for governor of Delaware, had this to say:

"Delaware is home to our favorite son and beloved Vice President Joe Biden, home to tax-free shopping, Dover Air Force Base, and the beautiful beaches of Sussex county, the state that brought you Kevlar, and nylon, and Gore-Tex, the home of the reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne, jazz legend Clifford Brown, and George "Bad to the Bone" Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers, the state that started our great nation, the first state to sign the constitution ... Delaware casts 9 votes for Bernie Sanders and casts 23 votes for the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton."

And though no one needs the reminder, Delle Donne reminded everyone of her roots in a tweet last week.