March 1, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Zeinab Chan of Union (Tenn.) 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 6-4 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.
Nominees: Stacey Darnley, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Shalonda Young, St. Xavier (Ill.); Kaela Stratman, Benedictine (Kan.); Ashley Rainey, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Amanda Phillips, Columbia (Mo.); Christina Warren, Xavier (La.); Angela Spann, Lee (Tenn.); Hayley Pettit, Montana Western; Katy Clift, Oklahoma Christian; Jessilyn Conicelli, Biola (Calif.).
2011 Composite Award Winners
Week 1: Vee Young, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Week 2: Sharday Cotton, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 3: Kayla Hudson, Union (Tenn.)
Week 4: Meribeth Boehler, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Week 5: Brittney Carter, Faulkner (Ala.)
Week 6: Marisa Stotler, Southern Poly Tech (Ga.)
Week 7: Kelsey Dewit, Montana Tech
Week 8: Whitney Ballinge, Campbellsville (Ky.)
Week 9: Zeinab Chan, Union (Tenn.)