BioNAME: Logan Maile Lei Tom
BIRTH: May 25, 1981
HEIGHT: 6-1 / 186 cm
POSITION: Outside Hitter
HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Stanford University (1999-2002). After leading Stanford to the NCAA final as a freshman, Logan took a semester off to prepare for the Olympics. She returned in October 2000, after the Olympics, and though only playing half the matches led the team in kills and service aces. In 2001, with Logan there the entire season, Stanford won the NCAA Championship.
Logan was born in Napa, California to Melvyn and Kristine Tom. Her father played in the National Football League as a defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears from 1967-75.
Her parents separated when she was young. She and her brother Landon mainly lived with their mother in Salt Lake City, Utah but spent summers with their father in Hawaii, where she learned to surf. Logan tried soccer, baseball, basketball, softball and track before discovering volleyball in eighth grade. (NBC)
She led Highland High School to two state championships (1997 and 1998), while maintaining a 4.0 gpa (Valedictorian of her class). She played for Klub Boom in Salt Lake City. At Stanford University, Logan majored in international relations. She plays the guitar, likes snowboarding, hiking, and shopping.
Current residence is Long Beach, CA.
Logan Tom is a fantastic all-around volleyball player. She can do it all… great at hitting, blocking, defense, passing, and serving!
“Highland High volleyball coach, Kim Norman, remembers the day Logan’s volleyball dream began. She came into our gym at 13, having never played volleyball in her life. She was wearing baseball cleats and had played on the boys’ baseball team. She jumped up and took a big walloping sweep. The coach blinked — and saw a star.” (Deseret News)
Highly recruited by numerous colleges and the USA national team, Logan chose Stanford University. Later at only 19, Logan made the Olympic team (she was the youngest on the roster by two years) and helped the U.S. finish fourth in Sydney with 96 kills, 64 digs, 17 blocks and 8 aces. Her U.S. teammates call her “Doogie”, after TV’s Doogie Howser, the teenaged doctor. “I’ll be 40 and they’ll still be calling me Doogie,” she says. (NBC)
+ 2010 Best Receiver in World Championship
+ 2008 Silver Medalist and Best Scorer in Beijing Olympics
+ 2006 MVP and Best Hitter in Swiss NLA
+ 2006 Co-Rookie of the Year (AVP Beach Volleyball)
+ 2004 MVP and Best Server in World Grand Prix
+ 4-time AVCA First-Team All-American
+ 2001, 2002 AVCA National Player of the Year
+ 2001, 2002 Honda Award Winner (Best Female College Volleyball Player)
+ 2001, 2002 Pac-10 Player of the Year
+ 2001 NCAA National Championship (MVP – Stanford University)
+ 2000, 2004, 2008 U.S. Olympian
+ 1999 Freshman of the Year (Asics/Volleyball and Pac-10)
+ 1998 Gatorade National High School Volleyball Player of the Year
+ 1997, 1998 4-A MVP (Highland High School)