NATIVE HAWAIIAN LOGAN TOM BORN—FAMED COLLEGE, PRO & OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL PLAYER
Born in Napa, California, but raised in Utah, Tom set Utah high school records for killshots. Also All-state in basketball, she graduated 1st in her class. At Stanford University, her volleyball (VB) awards included: American VB Coaches Association (AVCA) and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1999); Gatorade VB Player of the Year (POY) (1999); 4-time 1st Team All-American; National VB POY (2001 & 2002); Honda Award (2001 & 2002), Pac-10 VB POY (2001 & 2002), and NCAA Women’s VB Championship Most Outstanding Player–her team was 2001 National Champ. The youngest woman ever named for the USA Olympic VB team at 19 (2001), Tom was in 4 Olympic Games (2000-12), won 2 silvers (2008 & 2012), and was “Best Scorer” (2008). Turning pro in 2003, Tom played for teams in 6 countries; earned AVP Beach VB Rookie of the Year (2006); Best Receiver (2010 World Championship); Best Server award and gold medal (2011, NORCECA Championship). In October 2013, Tom entered the Stanford University sports Hall of Fame.
Source: "Stanford's Tom is Player of Century in women's volleyball," Sports, Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online, 10/27/2015. Retrieved 4/21/2020, https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/10/27/stanfords-logan-tom-is-player-of century-in-womens-volleyballWikipedia Photo: Naa, 8/15/2008. Permissive Use.