Volleyball Superstar Logan Eggleston Honored As 2023 NCAA Woman Of The Year

by Gee NY

Logan Eggleston, the stellar volleyball player from the University of Texas, has been named the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year at the NCAA Convention in Phoenix.

Despite her absence at the award ceremony due to professional commitments, Eggleston’s parents proudly accepted the honor on her behalf.

Established in 1991, the Woman of the Year award celebrates graduating female student-athletes who excel in athletics, academics, leadership, and community service.

Eggleston, who began her Texas career in 2018, has etched her name in history as the first Texas student-athlete to receive this prestigious accolade.

Expressing her gratitude, Eggleston stated:

“To be listed alongside some of these amazing student-athletes is incredible, and I’m so honored to have even been considered.”

Eggleston’s volleyball journey at Texas has been nothing short of extraordinary. In her debut season, she earned Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors and continued to shine throughout her five-year tenure.

With five American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American honors, including three first-team recognitions, she solidified her place as one of the conference’s all-time greats.

Her leadership skills were on display as a three-year team captain, guiding her team to victory in the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship.

Eggleston’s exceptional performance earned her the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player title and the 2022 AVCA National Player of the Year. She also clinched the 2023 Honda Sport Award for Volleyball.

Beyond the court, Eggleston took on significant leadership roles, serving as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Texas for two years.

Her impact extended to creating initiatives like Longhorns for Engagement, Access, and Development, channeling funds from Texas athletics to support nonprofit organizations in Austin.

Eggleston played a pivotal role in establishing the Developing Neighborhood Athletes Fund, highlighting her commitment to raising funds for underprivileged youth in Austin.

Reflecting on her college career, Eggleston emphasized her desire for personal growth beyond sports. As SAAC president, she built relationships, honed her leadership skills, and contributed to initiatives fostering holistic growth.

Communication emerged as a significant area of growth for Eggleston, who used her platform to represent the voices of fellow student-athletes. Her impactful speech at College Athlete Day at the White House underscored the sacrifice, hard work, and commitment required to compete for a national championship.

Academically, Eggleston excelled, earning honors such as the 2021 Big 12 Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year and three-time College Sports Communicators Academic All-America recognition.

Currently pursuing a master’s in sports management at Texas, Eggleston plays professional volleyball for Galatasaray Sports Club in Istanbul, Turkey.

Her time as a student-athlete, she described as “unforgettable,” emphasizing that the memories and relationships forged in Texas will impact her forever.

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