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NEW YORK — University of Iowa senior guard Samantha Logic is one of 12 student-athletes attending the 2015 WNBA Draft in person on Thursday, April 16. The WNBA announced the invitation-only guest list Monday afternoon.
ESPN2 will cover the first round live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, at 6 p.m. (CT), while the second and third rounds will air on ESPN3.
Joining Logic at the draft are Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame, Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray of California, Brittany Hrynko of DePaul, Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest, Aleighsa Welsh of South Carolina, Isabelle Harrison of Tennessee, Kiah Stokes and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Connecticut, Elizabeth Williams of Duke, and Amanda Zahui B. of Minnesota.
Eleven Hawkeyes have been selected in the WNBA draft in program history, most recently in 2011 when Kachine Alexander went to the Minnesota Lynx as the 26th overall pick. In 1997, Toni Foster became the first draft pick in program history. She remains the top pick all-time as Phoenix Mercury’s eighth pick of the first round.
Logic, the only player in NCAA history to accumulate at least 1,500 career points, 900 rebounds, 800 assists, and 200 steals, is the fourth consensus All-American in Iowa women’s basketball history, joining Michelle Edwards, Franthea Price, and Toni Foster. She earned USBWA, Associated Press, and WBCA All-America awards, and was named a second team All-American by ESPN in 2015.
The Racine, Wisconsin, native is also the 2015 Senior CLASS Award winner, a Capital One Academic All-American, and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Logic was one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, and one of 15 players named to the ballot for the John R. Wooden Award. She was a 2014-15 `Wade Watch’ candidate, named to the Naismith Trophy Women’s Midseason 30 List, and to the Dawn Staley Award Watch List.
Logic, the all-time assist leader at Iowa, ended her career second all-time in Big Ten history and 11th in NCAA history with 898. She is also second all-time at Iowa with 922 career rebounds and 260 steals, and 10th on the all-time scoring list with 1,546 points.
The point guard capped her career in fitting fashion, tallying her sixth career triple-double in Iowa’s Sweet 16 matchup against Baylor. The 14 assist, 13 point, 10 rebound performance ties her for the third-most triple-doubles in NCAA history and the most by any player as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Suzie McConnell of Penn State (1985-88) and Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s (CA) (2008-11) hold the career record with seven.
Logic, a unanimous first team All-Big Ten pick for the second straight season, became the first Hawkeye since Alexander (2010, 2011) to earn first team All-Big Ten honors more than once, and the ninth in program history. She was recognized by the conference in each of her four seasons, earning third team honors as a sophomore and all-freshman team distinction.