Nov. 12, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior guard Samantha Logic has been named Big Ten Player of Week for her efforts in Iowa’s wins against UC Riverside and No. 14 Dayton last week. The announcement was made Tuesday by the conference office.
“Sam is very deserving of this honor,” said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. “She is the ultimate competitor, and displayed that in our two victories in the Hawkeye Challenge.”
Logic (5-foot-9) was named tournament MVP of the Hawkeye Challenge after averaging 22 points, 9.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals, leading Iowa to the team title. She went 4-of-5 from 3-point range and made 10-of-12 free throws.
In the season-opening victory against UC Riverside on Nov. 8, Logic netted a career-best and game-high 28 points. She added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The Racine, Wis., native recorded her 13th career double-double (16 points, 14 assists) on Nov. 10, leading the Hawkeyes to a 97-93 overtime victory against the Flyers. Logic hit the game-tying 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. The 14 assists equaled a personal best and Iowa school record, and are the most in Carver-Hawkeye Arena history. The previous high was 12 (three times).
Logic, 1-of-2 conference juniors named preseason All-Big Ten, has seven career games with double-digit assists, the second most in Iowa history. Cara Consuegra had nine games in her career with 10 or more assists. Logic moved into eighth place on Iowa’s all-time assists list, passing Steph Schueler (367). Logic has 372 career assists.
The award marks Logic’s third career Player of the Week honor. Jaime Printy was the last Hawkeye to garner the weekly honor (Jan. 29, 2013).
Iowa returns to action Wednesday, hosting Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.