Jan. 23, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior point guard Samantha Logic is one of 30 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players to be named a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award®.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Logic is one of two candidates from the Big Ten, joining Nicole Elmblad of Michigan.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four® and NCAA Men’s Final Four®.
Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four categories of community, classroom, character and competition.
Logic, named preseason All-Big Ten and preseason All-America by ESPN, has been named a 2014-15 `Wade Watch’ candidate, and to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Top 50 Watch List and the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Midseason Top 20 List.
Logic is tied for the fifth-most triple-doubles in NCAA history (five), and the most by any player as a member of the Big Ten. Suzie McConnell of Penn State (1985-88) and Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s (CA) (2008-11) hold the career record with seven.
Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (748), ranks sixth in assists in Big Ten history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the NCAA in the category this season (7.0), while also averaging 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
As a junior, Logic earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press and the WBCA. The Racine, Wisconsin, native was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and a first team selection by the media, becoming the 18th Iowa player to garner first-team All-Big Ten honors, marking the most of any Big Ten program.
Logic (5-foot-9) — the 2014 Big Ten leader in assists — was the only player in the nation to average 13 or more points (13.3), six or more rebounds (6.6), and seven or more assists (7.5). She led the Big Ten in league play in assists (8.0) and steals (3.0). Logic was named Big Ten Player of the Week three times, while also being named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll four additional times. She was named 1-of-22 watch list finalists for the 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award (nation’s top point guard).
Logic, who ranked third nationally in assists last season, notched three triple-doubles, becoming the first Big Ten player to record three triple-doubles in a single season. Logic ranked second nationally in triple-doubles; Alyssa Thomas of Maryland had four. Entering the 2013-14 campaign, there had only been 11 seasons in NCAA history in which a player registered three or more triple-doubles.
The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Dean’s List member is active in the eastern Iowa community, volunteering with numerous charities, organizations, and local elementary schools.
No. 18 Iowa (15-3, 6-1) hosts No. 15 Nebraska on Monday on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 8 p.m. (CT). Tickets are available by visiting the ticket office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or online at hawkeyesports.com.