KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 3/1/2011 - Sarah Chan of Union (Tenn.) University has been named the final NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Chan was selected based on her performances from Feb. 21 - 27 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Chan posted a pair of double-doubles as the top-ranked Lady Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a pair of TranSouth Athletic Conference wins, 65-44 over Lyon (Ark.) on Feb. 21 and 71-40 over Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) on Feb. 24. The 6-foot-4 center had 20 points and 18 rebounds against Lyon and followed with a 27-point, 10-rebound outing against Trevecca Nazarene. Her efforts helped Union (28-1, 15-1) clinch its fifth-straight league title.
The senior hailing from Arange City, Sudan, ranks eighth nationally in both total scoring and points per game, with 557 and 19.8, respectively.
Chan joins Union’s Kayla Hudson as Union Lady Bulldog players to earn the national honor this season.
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