Olympic Volleyball Star Logan Tom to Participate in Youth Sports Festival

June 15, 2005

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Former Stanford All-America Logan Tom, a two-time member of the United States Olympic Women's Volleyball team, will take part in the Youth Sports Festival and Seminars hosted by Stanford University on June 25, 2005. Tom will be one of several former Stanford student-athletes taking part in one of two seminars as well as a panel discussion for children on the role sports played in their lives.

The Youth Sports Festival and Seminars is a community outreach event that offers sports clinics hosted by Stanford coaches and student-athletes, two seminars focusing on sports and society, a 'festival' of sports activities in which children are invited to participate and a panel discussion in which some of Stanford's all-time great athletes will discuss how sports impacted their lives.

Along with Tom, former Cardinal greats participating in the event include Mark Madsen (NBA player), Troy Walters (NFL player), Teyo Johnson (NFL player and Tara Kirk (Olympic swimmer).

The event is free and open to the public. Children 8-14 can participate in free sports clinics in baseball, softball, basketball and soccer. Also included is an all-comers swim meet for kids 6-14 and a tennis tournament for kids 10-14.

Tom will take part in a seminar titled, 'Sports and Goodness in Life.' The seminar will focus on the following questions: Does participation in competitive sports encourage the living of an ethical life? If one learns to bend the rules to win a game, does that lead to bending the rules in business and other aspects of life? How can the sports experience be structured so it contributes optimally to the development of 'good citizens'? Does the win-at-all-cost culture of professional sports make it more difficult for youth athletes to take away the 'right' lessons from competing in sports?

During her four years on the Farm, Tom established herself as one of the greatest volleyball players in Stanford history, helping lead the 2001 squad to the national championship. She was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year after the 2001 and 2002 seasons, in addition to winning the Honda Award both years as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball.

Tom also was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, and ended her career as the Cardinal's all-time kills leader. She was selected to both the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams and was a major contributor for each during the competitions in Sydney and Athens, respectively.

Register Nowfor The Youth Sports Festival and Seminars at Stanford University.

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