Logan Tom Named Honda Award Winner For Volleyball

Jan. 15, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford outside hitter Logan Tom, a two-time AVCA National Player of the Year, has been voted the Honda Award winner as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball this season. Tom, a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, led the Cardinal to a No. 2 final ranking and the national championship final match.

Tom is only the third player in the history of the Honda Awards Volleyball Program to repeat as an award winner (Deitre Collins, University of Hawaii - 1982-83 & 1983-84; Natalie Williams, UCLA - 1991-92 & 1992-93; Logan Tom, Stanford - 2001-02 & 2002-03).

The 6-1 outside hitter was tabbed Pacific-10 Player of the Year becoming only the third player in league history to repeat, joining former Cardinal Kerri Walsh (1998, 1999) and UCLA's Daiva Tomkus (1988, 1989) and guided the Cardinal to a 32-5 record in 2002. The honor marks the 10th time a Stanford player has won the award in the 17 years of Pac-10 volleyball. Tom led this year's squad in kills and digs per game and ended her career as the Cardinal's all-time kills leader.

The 2000 Olympian is a four-time first-team AVCA All-American and has been selected as Pac-10 Player of the Week nine times over her career - more than any other volleyball athlete in conference history.

The Honda Awards Program recognizes the top woman collegiate athlete in each of 12 sports. The awards program is sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Tom is now eligible for the 2002-03 Honda Broderick Cup which will honor the most outstanding female athlete in all sports.

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