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March 4, 2019

BOSTON (MA) -- Elon's Steve Santa Ana earns Lou Henson award national player of the week honors.

The 6-foot-4 senior helped the Phoenix to a pair of Colonial Athletic Association road wins last week. On Thursday he had 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals against James Madison. On Saturday he barely missed a triple double with 34 points, ten rebounds and nine assists. The 34-points was a career-high.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.

The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

2018-19 Lou Henson National Player of the Week

(March 4): Steve Santa Ana, Elon
(Feb. 25): Jeremy Combs, Texas Southern
(Feb. 18): Bryce Aiken, Harvard
(Feb. 11): Miye Oni, Yale and Daishon Smith, UL Monroe
(Feb. 4):  Zac Cuthbertson, Coastal Carolina
(Jan. 28): Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
(Jan. 21): Andrew Kostecka, Loyola University Maryland
(Jan. 14): Justin Turner, Bowling Green
(Jan. 7):   Daishon Smith, UL Monroe
(Dec. 31): Devin Cannady, Princeton
(Dec. 24): Milan Acquaah, California Baptist
(Dec. 17): Akwasi Yeboah, Stony Brook
(Dec. 10): Justin Wright-Foreman
(Dec. 3):   Nijal Pearson, Texas State
(Nov. 26):  Nathan Knight, William & Mary
(Nov. 19):  Jordan Lyons, Furman
(Nov. 12):  A.J. Brodeur, Penn

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