February 2015

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71 "She is fun to coach because she is passionate about the game and about competing at the highest level," said Bluder. "She is also a student of the game and knows it so well." Logic is first in program history in assists, fourth in steals, eighth in rebounds, and 16th in career scoring, and she is not done yet. e 5-foot-9 guard is the definition of an all- around player. "I don't think that I have had the opportunity to coach an all-around player such as Sam, someone who excels in so many different areas of the game and who is such a tremendous leader on and off the court," said Bluder. Logic has the Hawkeyes poised for a special finish heading into the crucial month of February. "Sam is the leader of this team by virtue of her being our point guard, but also by the way that she plays and leads our team," said Bluder. "She is the coach on the floor and is so intuitive about what is going on the court. "Sam has raised our recruiting success through her presence and she has elevated our style of play to being one of the most exciting, high-octane, unselfish offenses around." T hinking of attending a University of Iowa women's basketball game? Don't think twice. e Hawkeyes are off to their best start in Big Ten Conference play in 18 years, and are winning in style, ranking among the national leaders in points per game. It all starts with senior All-American point guard Samantha Logic. Watching the Racine, Wisconsin, native on the basketball court is worth the price of admission. "Watching Sam Logic in action is worth way more than the price of a ticket," said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. "You better not take your eyes off of her, or you will miss a magical pass or an unbelievable hustle play." Logic is tied for the fih-most triple-doubles in NCAA history (five), and the most by any player as a member of the Big Ten. e NCAA's active career assists leader (748), Logic ranks sixth in assists in Big Ten history. She leads the Big Ten and ranks fih in the NCAA in that category this season (7.0), while also averaging more than 10 points and six rebounds per game. FEBRUARY SCHEDULE Feb. 1 at Maryland Feb. 5 Ohio State Feb. 8 at Wisconsin Feb. 12 at Nebraska Feb. 15 Indiana Feb. 17 at Minnesota Feb. 21 at Ohio State Feb. 26 Wisconsin

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