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In addition, Tom was granted an exemption to replace an injured Kim Glass (Lancaster, Pa.) on the preliminary 18-player Team USA 2007 NORCECA Continental Championship roster that was submitted earlier this summer.
“Logan’s addition to the team is very good news,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach ‘Jenny’ Lang Ping said. “She has quality international tournament experience that will be beneficial to the team.”
Tom has been competing the past two summers in beach volleyball on the AVP Crocs Tour in the United States. She played in 16 events during the 2007 season with one second-place finish and five fifth-place finishes to rank 13th. Tom also participated in two SWATCH FIVB Beach Tour events in 2007 in hopes of qualifying for the 2008 Olympics in beach volleyball. Last year she played in nine events on the AVP Crocs Tour with one fifth-place finish to earn the AVP Rookie of the Year award.
Tom, who began training with Team USA earlier this week in preparation for the FIVB World Cup in November, will help fill a void at the NORCECA Championship.
“We were not thinking about adding Logan to the NORCECA roster when she started training because she needs some rest after the beach season,” Lang Ping said. “However, with the injury to Kim, Logan agreed to play at the NORCECA Championship.”
Despite her time away from the U.S. Women’s National Team, Tom has spent the off-season months competing overseas in professional indoor leagues. She played for Spar Tenerife Marichal (Spain) during the 2006-2007 professional indoor season. During the 2005-2006 season, Tom teamed with current Team USA setter Robyn Ah Mow-Santos (Honolulu) to play for Volero Zurich in Switzerland.
Tom’s international volleyball career began in 1997 as she was on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team roster on a trip to Brazil. She made her first appearance on the U.S. Women’s National Team in 1998 as part of the NORCECA Continental Championship roster. Tom posted 121 points during the 2000 Olympics as Team USA finished in fourth place, then helped the American win the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time in 2001. She averaged a team-leading 14 points per match as the U.S. earned the silver medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship.
Tom led the U.S. in scoring in 2003 and sparked the team to a bronze medal and 2004 Olympic qualification at the 2003 FIVB World Cup. She was awarded the most valuable player at the 2004 FIVB World Grand Prix and later played in her second Olympic Games at Athens.
Logan Tom Indoor Volleyball Biographical Sketch
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2004 – World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)…Olympic Games (Fifth Place). 2003 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tournament…Pan American Cup (Gold Medal)…World Grand Prix (Bronze Medal)… NORCECA Zone Championships (Gold Medal)…Texas Tour…World Cup (Bronze Medal). 2002 – Montreux Volley Masters…Russia Tour…Utah Tour vs. Italy…World Grand Prix (sixth place)…World Championships (Silver Medal). 2001 – Montreux Volley Masters…World Championships Qualifying (first place)…World Grand Prix (first place). 2000 – BCV Volley Masters...Brazil Trip...Grand Prix...Japan Tour...Olympic Games...Russia Trip. 1999 – Junior World Championships. 1998 – Dominican Republic Trip…Junior NORCECA World Championship Qualifier…NORCECA World Championship Qualifier. 1997 – Junior Brazil Trip…Junior Canada Tour.
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2004 – Logan made her second-straight Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, helping Team USA to a fifth-place finish…Named Most Valuable Player of the World Grand Prix after leading all players in scoring with 224 points in 13 matches (179 kills, 24 blocks and 21 service aces)…She also garnered “Best Server” accolades. 2003 – Helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2003 World Cup and a berth in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…Finished second on the team and 14th overall with 138 total points in 11 matches (109 kills, 17 blocks, 12 aces) as the United States went 8-3…On the year she led Team USA in points (571), points per set (3.71), kills (432), and service aces (67)…Tom also ranked second in blocks (73) and digs (281)…Named “Best Receiver” at the Montreux Volley Masters and the Pan American Cup…Captured “Best Server” honors at the Yeltsin Cup Tournament in Russia…Played professionally for MRV/Minas in the Brazilian Superliga from January-April and is currently a member of Monte Schiavo Jesi in Italy. 2002 – Won a silver medal at the 2002 Women’s Volleyball World Championships…Started all 11 matches at the World Championships and averaged a team-leading 14 points per match…Finished sixth among all players in the world with 154 total points. 2001 – Played a big key as the women won the World Grand Prix for the first time since 1995…Posted 14 kills and two blocks in the championship match as the U.S. beat China, 3-1 (26-28, 25-20, 25-21, 25-11)…Had a team-high nine blocks as the women beat Russia, 3-2 (25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 25-27, 15-9), to advance to the championship match…Led the U.S. with 17 kills as it defeated Brazil in four games to advance to the semifinal round…Led the United States in scoring in each of its three wins as it qualified for the 2002 World Championships by sweeping the qualification tournament with wins over Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. 2000 – Finished her first full year on the national team leading the team in aces (30) and finishing second in kills (396) and blocks (58)...Played like a veteran at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, posting 96 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and eight aces...Put down three of the last five points in the USA’s five-set victory over Korea in the quarterfinals...Second on the squad with 105 kills and 70 digs at the World Grand Prix...Posted a team-leading 35 kills on the Australia Tour...Added 24 digs, five aces and four blocks...Led the team with 66 kills, 47 digs, eight blocks and five aces on the Russia Trip...In 16 sets on the Japan Tour had 47 kills, 33 digs, 13 blocks and four aces...Second on the squad with 38 kills on the Brazil Trip. 1999 – Led the team and ranked second in the tournament in scoring at the Women's Junior World Championships. 1998 – Played with the national team at the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier and the Dominican Republic Tour…Also led the junior team to the NORCECA World Championship Qualifier title. 1997 – Played in her first international competition with the junior national team on the Brazil Trip.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Attended Stanford University 1999-2002 and is one of only three players ever to earn American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America First-Team all four years. 2002 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year for the second straight year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors for the fourth straight year en route to guiding Stanford University to the NCAA Division I national championship match, where the Cardinal lost to USC, 3-1…Captured Pac-10 Player of the Year honors for the second straight year and first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the fourth straight season…Won the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball this past season. 2001 – Named AVCA National Player of the Year and earned first-team AVCA All-America honors for the third straight year en route to guiding Stanford University to the NCAA Division I national championship with a 3-0 sweep of previously top-ranked Long Beach State…Also named Asics/Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year as Stanford finished with a team-record tying 33 wins. Led the Cardinal in kills (621, a school record), kills per game (5.09), digs (426) and service aces (66) and finished third in total blocks (112)…Captured the Honda Award as the top female collegiate athlete in volleyball this season. 2000 – Returned to Stanford on Oct. 10 after competing for the United States as a member of the Women’s National Volleyball Team at the Sydney Olympic Games…Despite playing in only 16 out of 31 matches, still led the team in kills (328), kills per game (5.86), digs per game (3.20 and service aces (23)…Earned AVCA first-team All-America honors for the second straight year. 1999 – Only the fourth freshman to earn AVCA First-Team All-America honors...Asics/Volleyball Second-Team All-American…Asics/Volleyball Freshman of the Year…First-Team All-Pac-10…Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…AVCA All-District 8…AVCA District 8 Freshman of the Year…Helped the Cardinal reach the NCAA championship match with 438 kills, 254 digs, 86 blocks, 43 aces and a .324 attack percentage.
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