Hawkeye PG Logic picked for all-region

IOWA CITY – Unanimous first-team all-Big Ten selection Samantha Logic continues to haul in national honors for the Iowa women’s basketball team.

Logic was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 6 team on Tuesday and is now among 52 total candidates nationally that will be considered for the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. That squad will be announced April 5 during the NCAA Women’s Final Four activities in Nashville.

“Sam is very deserving of this recognition,” said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. “She is a great leader, and one of the most consistent players in the country. She is a triple-double waiting to happen every time she takes the court.”

Logic is the first Hawkeye to earn WBCA regional All-America honors since Kachine Alexander in 2010 and 2011.

The Iowa junior point guard led the Big Ten in assists this season and is the only player in the nation to average 13 or more points, six or more rebounds and seven or more assists per game.

Logic, who is tied for second nationally in assists, has tallied three triple-doubles this year and four in her career.

She was one rebound shy of a triple-double during Iowa’s first-round win over Marist in the Women’s NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

With 266 assists, Logic set a new program record for most assists in a season and became the Hawkeyes’ all-time leader in helpers when she passed Cara Consuegra earlier this season.

Logic was joined on the All-Region 6 team by Minnesota junior Rachel Banham, Minnesota freshman Amanda Zahui B., Nebraska senior Jordan Hooper and Penn State senior Maggie Lucas.