411OnTheForty [Week 26] — Part 4: Get to know middle blocker Logan Eggleston

By Riley Zayas

Part One: 411OnTheForty[Week 26]-Texas men's tennis adds Princeton transfer Payton Holden

Part Two: 411OnTheForty [Week 26] — Part 2: Baseball loses three players, adds five commitments

Part Three: 411OnTheForty [Week 26] — Part 3: Women’s basketball losing guard Isabel Palmer to transfer

Part Five: 411OnTheForty [Week 26] — Part 5: This Week in Longhorn History

AUSTIN, Texas — Outside hitter Logan Eggleston has been one of the Texas volleyball team's biggest contributors over the past two seasons, and recently was one of 14 Texas student athletes to be named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, for her performances on the court, in the classroom and involvement with the community. The sophomore was one of just three Longhorns to play in all 98 sets this season, led the team with 52 service aces, finished second on the team with 347 kills and third with 214 digs.

3 Facts:

  1. Eggleston, who garnered Maxpreps All-America awards and was named the 2016 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year, graduated from high school a year early in order to get her college career underway sooner. "I was ready to move past high school and get into the college game," she told Team USA in 2018.
  2. When it comes to players she looks up to, Eggleston says one of her favorites is Team USA outside hitter Jordan Larson, because Larson is the current national team captain, a role that Eggleston dreams of one day playing.
  3. Eggleston says her favorite volleyball memory is winning the NORCECA U20 Championships in Mexico in 2018, with the Junior National Team. Eggleston was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and scored eight points in the final against the Dominican Republic.
Sophomore Logan Eggleston had five kills and five service aces to help the Texas volleyball team knock off then-No. 1 Baylor in straight sets Oct. 23 in Austin: 25-19, 25-10, 25-19 (photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

2 Accomplishments:

  1. Eggleston was named an AVCA All-America in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. In 2019, as a sophomore, she was named to the second team. She was also selected unanimously to the 2019 All-Big 12 First Team.
  2. In high school, Eggleston played a key role in helping Brentwood (Tenn.) High School to three consecutive state titles from 2015-2017, the only three seasons she played on the team.
Logan Eggleston is more than an offensive threat, finishing sixth on the Texas team with 58.0 blocks and third on the team with 214 digs(photo by Jose Mendez / Horns Illustrated).

1 Quote:

"We have a lot of great offensive players on our team so we always have a lot energy and great competition in our gym so that really helps us when we go into play teams that have huge middle or outside blockers because we see that every single day in our gym," Eggleston told NCAA.com on how Texas prepares for top-ranked opponents such as Big 12 foe Baylor. "We're prepared even better for those games. One of our biggest assets is our physicality. Our defense has really upped this year."

Riley Zayas

Riley Zayas is a high school sophomore and freelance journalist from Round Rock, Texas. He began his journalism career as a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter and has since become a regular contributor to Horns Illustrated, covering Texas Longhorn sports. His work also includes Fellowship of Christian Athletes publications, College Baseball Nation and Sports Spectrum, a national christian sports website. He currently serves as the Managing Editor of True To The Cru, covering UMHB athletics. Twitter: @ZayasRiley

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