March 2, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball senior point guard Samantha Logic has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The laurel marks Logic’s sixth career weekly honor. Logic has also been named ESPN’s National Player of the Week.
Logic averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, and 11 assists per game last week, leading the Hawkeyes to wins over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Against the Badgers, she finished one assist shy of her sixth career triple-double, registering 20 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists. In the Senior Day win over the Gophers, Logic recorded her 30th career double-double, recording 24 points and 13 assists, to go along with six rebounds.
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® and a Capital One Academic All-American.
Logic (5-foot-9) 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 (853), ranks third in assists in Big Ten history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA in the category this season (8.0), while also averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 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).
The 14th-ranked Hawkeyes finished second in the Big Ten and earned the No. 2 seed in the 2015 Big Ten Conference Tournament. The tournament, set for March 4-8 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, features a five-day format for the first time in conference history.
Iowa (23-6, 14-4) earned a double-bye in the inaugural 14-team format. The Hawkeyes will open play Friday at 6 p.m. (CT), facing seventh-seeded Nebraska or 10th-seeded Illinois. The winner will play at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday in the semifinals, while the championship game is set for Sunday at 6 p.m. BTN will televise games on Friday and Saturday, while the title game is set for ESPN.