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Logic is unanimous first-team pick

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

On Sunday, Samantha Logic put her name on top of the Iowa women’s basketball all-time assist list.

Monday, Logic found her name on another list.

Logic was a unanimous first-team all-Big Ten selection by the conference’s coaches, headlining a list of three Iowa players honored by the league Monday.

Bethany Doolittle and Ally Disterhoft both joined Logic in being honored by the conference.

Doolittle was a second-team selection by both the coaches and the media, and was also named to the Big Ten all-defensive team, selected by the conference coaches.

Disterhoft was an honorable mention pick by both the coaches and media, and was named to the All-freshman team, selected by the coaches.

Logic leads Iowa in rebounding (6.4 rpg) and leads the Big Ten in assists (7.5 apg) while averaging 13.9 points per game.

The junior point guard passed Cara Consuegra in Sunday’s regular-season final as Iowa’s all-time assist leader with 576 and was also a first team selection by the media, becoming the 18th Iowa player to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors.

“I am happy that everyone else recognizes the impact Sam has on the game, our program, and this conference,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said in a release. “For her to be a unanimous selection by the coaches is very telling how the coaches feel about her and her contributions.”

Doolittle leads the Hawkyes in scoring this season at 14.3 points per game and leads the Big Ten in blocked shots with 3.3 blocks per game.

Her 98 blocked shots this season is a single-season Iowa record and ranks ninth nationally.

The 6-foot-4 junior is the only Big Ten player leading the league in two major statistical categories, ranking first in both blocks and field goal percentage (.557).

“These are great honors for Beth,” Bluder said. “I am not even sure if Beth knew she was capable of these honors. She had solid campaigns during her first two seasons, but this year she has blossomed. She is one of the best shooters in the conference in terms of field goal percentage, and the leading shot blocker. For her to receive two honors shows her versatility.”

A freshman from West High, Disterhoft has scored in double figures 22 times this season and ranks fourth on the team with 12.7 points per game and is second on the team in rebounding at 5.7 per game.

The 6-foot Disterhoft has started the Hawkeyes’ last 11 games, scoring in double figures in 10 of those as Iowa has won nine.

Disterhoft has led Iowa in rebounding 13 times this season and has had six or more rebounds 19 times.

“This is the best class of freshmen I have seen in 14 years in the Big Ten,” Bluder said. “That speaks volumes for the future of our conference, and I am glad we have one of the five named to the All-Freshman team. Ally is very deserving. She has done well since moving to the starting lineup. To earn honorable mention All-Big Ten honors while not starting the entire league slate is a special honor.”

Senior Theairra Taylor earned Iowa’s Sportsmanship Award nomination.

All Big Ten

SELECTED BY THE COACHES

First team – Samantha Logic*, Iowa; Aerial Powers, Michigan State; Rachel Banham*, Minnesota; Jordan Hooper, Nebraska; Rachel Theriot, Nebraska; Nia Coffey, Northwestern; Ameryst Alston, Ohio State; Ariel Edwards, Penn State; Maggie Lucas*, Penn State; Courtney Moses*, Purdue; Michala Johnson, Wisconsin.

Second team – Larryn Brooks, Indiana; Bethany Doolittle, Iowa; Cyesha Goree, Michigan; Annalise Pickrel, Michigan State; Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota; Emily Cady, Nebraska; Tear;a Laudermill, Nebraska; Dara Taylor, Penn State; KK Houser, Purdue.

All-defensive team – Bethany Doolittle, Iowa; Klarissa Bell, Michigan State; Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota; Hailie Sample, Nebraska; Dara Taylor*, Penn State.

Honorable mention – Ivory Crawford, Illinois; Ally Disterhoft, Iowa; Shannon Smith, Michigan; Siera Thompson, Michigan; Klarissa Bell, Michigan State; Tori Jankoska, Michigan State; Becca Mills, Michigan State; Lauren Douglas, Northwestern; Maggie Lyon, Northwestern; Talia East, Penn State; Whitney Bays, Purdue; April Wilson, Purdue; Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin.

All-freshman team – Larryn Brooks, Indiana; Ally Disterhoft, Iowa; Aerial Powers, Michigan State; Amanda Zahui B.*, Minnesota; Nia Coffey, Northwestern.

Player of the Year – Jordan Hooper, Nebraska.

Defensive Player of the Year – Dara Taylor, Penn State.

Freshman of the Year – Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota.

Sixth Player of the Year – Whitney Bays, Purdue.

Coach of the Year – Connie Yori, Nebraska.

SELECTED BY THE MEDIA

First team – Samantha Logic, Iowa; Aerial Powers, Michigan State; Rachel Banham*, Minnesota; Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota; Jordan Hooper*, Nebraska; Rachel Theriot, Nebraska; Ameryst Alston, Ohio State; Ariel Edwards, Penn State; Maggie Lucas*, Penn State; Courtney Moses, Purdue.

Second team – Larryn Brooks, Indiana; Bethany Doolittle, Iowa; Cyesha Goree, Michigan; Emily Cady, Nebraska; Tear’a Laudermill, Nebraska; Nia Coffey, Northwestern; Dara Taylor, Penn State; Whitney Bays, Purdue; KK Houser, Purdue; Michala Johnson, Wisconsin.

Honorable mention – Ivory Crawford, Illinois; Amber Moore, Illinois; Ally Disterhoft, Iowa; Nicole Elmblad, Michigan; Shannon Smith, Michigan; Siera Thompson, Michigan; Klarissa Bell, Michigan State; Tori Jankoska, Michigan State; Becca Mills, Michigan State; Annalise Pickrel, Michigan State; Ashley Deary, Northwestern; Maggie Lyon, Northwestern; Raven Ferguson, Ohio State; Talia East, Penn State; April Wilson, Purdue; Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin.

Player of the Year – Maggie Lucas, Penn State.

Freshman of the Year – Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota.

Coach of the Year – Coquese Washington, Penn State.

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