Logterman's dream: No place but Texas
While there is no truth to the rumor that Stephanie Logterman was born singing "The Eyes of Texas," it wasn't too long thereafter.
Or, so it seemed.
"I will tell you that 'The Eyes of Texas' was one of the first songs I learned to sing," Logterman admitted, laughing.
A standout performer in soccer, cross country and track at Westwood High School in Austin, Logterman has been bleeding burnt orange for most of her 19 years.
With her parents, Pat and Darrel, she was a regular in the Erwin Center for all of the women's basketball games. In elementary school, Logterman was a member of the "Goal Patrol."
"Sometimes I even got to carry cups of water to the players," she recalled, still sounding as excited today about that duty.
Yet Logterman's most memorable Longhorns moment as a fan came in Myers Stadium on Halloween in 2003 when Texas defeated Texas A&M in double overtime, 2-1. It marked the first time ever that Texas had beaten the Aggies in soccer.
"Texas," she says, "always has been a part of me."
Soccer coach Chris Petrucelli is excited that Logterman is now a part of Texas, considering a resume that includes her having played for the U.S. Under-19 National team. She started in nine of her 14 appearances on defense and played a key role on the team, winning a bronze medal in the Under-19 World Championships prior to enrolling at UT last spring.
While not yet able to impact the team on the pitch, Logterman got to make an impression in the classroom during the spring when she was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
"The atmosphere and tradition of Texas makes a difference," Logterman said.
And now, she is able to contribute to both.