Feb. 26, 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-Americans. The Hawkeye duo has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I third team.
Disterhoft, a business major, and Logic, a health and human physiology and sports studies major, account for two of the 15 honorees, and represent two of the three honorees from the Big Ten. Iowa is the only Division I school in the nation to have two honorees, while Disterhoft is the only sophomore to earn the accolade.
Disterhoft, a sophomore from Iowa City, Iowa, has started the last 44 games for the Hawkeyes, scoring in double figures in 40-of-44 career starts. She has scored in double figures in 18 of the last 19 games, and ranks first on the team, and 11th in the conference, in scoring (15.4).
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, a Nancy Lieberman Award finalist, and to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason 30 List, the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Late Season Top 20 List, and the Dawn Staley Award Watch List. She has also been named a finalist for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award®.
Logic is the only player in NCAA history to accumulate at least 1,400 career points, 800 rebounds, 800 assists, and 200 steals.
Logic, the NCAA’s active career assists leader (831), ranks third in assists in Big Ten history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA in the category this season (7.7), while also averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 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) last season. 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.
Lindsey Meder was the last Hawkeye to earn Academic All-America honors (2001, 2002).
The University of Iowa is the only Division I institution this season with at least one male and one female basketball recipient of this national academic distinction, as Mike Gesell of the men’s basketball team also earned third team laurels.
No. 16 Iowa (21-6, 12-4) hosts Wisconsin 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.