Logic Tabbed ESPN Second Team All-American


March 13, 2015


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Senior University of Iowa women’s basketball point guard Samantha Logic earned ESPN Second Team All-American distinction this afternoon. She was tabbed a preseason All-American by the organization earlier this year. ESPN honored 10 players — five to the first team and five to the second team. Logic is 1-of-3 seniors and 1-of-3 players from the Big Ten Conference to receive recognition. Joining her on the list from the conference are Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. (first team) and Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell (second team). To view the full list, visit espn.com.

Logic is also 1-of-5 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, 1-of-15 players named to the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, a 2014-15 `Wade Watch’ candidate, to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason 30 List, and to the Dawn Staley Award Watch List. The Racine, Wisconsin, native is a finalist for the 2015 Senior CLASS® Award and a Capital One Academic All-American. On March 2, she was named Big Ten Player of the Week and ESPN’s National Player of the Week.


Logic, a unanimous first team All-Big Ten pick for the second consecutive season, became the first Hawkeye since Kachine Alexander (2010, 2011) to earn a first team All-Big Ten honor more than once, and the ninth in program history. She has been recognized by the conference in all four seasons, earning third team honors as a sophomore and all-freshman team distinction.

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 (869), ranks third in assists in Big Ten history and 14th in NCAA history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA in the category this season (8.0), while also averaging 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Logic, the Big Ten’s assists leader the last three years, 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.

No. 15 Iowa (24-7, 14-4) is awaiting confirmation of its eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. The selection show begins at 6 p.m. (CT) on March 16.

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