Feb. 5, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball student-athletes Ally Disterhoft and Samantha Logic have been named Capital One Academic All-District first team honorees for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom Thursday. The Hawkeye duo will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be elected later this month.
Disterhoft, a business major, and Logic, a health and human physiology and sports studies major, account for half of the Big Ten honorees. Iowa is the only Division I school in the nation to have two honorees.
Disterhoft, a sophomore from Iowa City, Iowa, has started the last 38 games for the Hawkeyes, scoring in double figures in 35-of-38 career starts. She has scored in double figures in each of the last 13 games, and ranks second on the team, and 11th in the league, in scoring (15.7). Disterhoft was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Feb. 2 after averaging 21.3 points and eight rebounds in Iowa’s three games last week. She registered a double-double in the win over No. 15 Nebraska (20 points, 13 rebounds), while scoring 22 points at Northwestern and at No. 5 Maryland.
Last season, Disterhoft was one-of-five league rookies named to the 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team. She was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media, and became the first freshman in program history to be named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
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, the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Midseason Top 20 List, and the Dawn Staley Award Watch List. She has also been named a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award®.
Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (775), ranks sixth in assists in Big Ten history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in the NCAA in the category this season (7.3), while also averaging 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Logic is one-of-two players nationally to average at least 11 points, seven assists, and six rebounds per game (Brittany Boyd of California).
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.
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).
The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, 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.
No. 16 Iowa (17-4, 8-2) hosts Ohio State on Thursday on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7 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.