Logterman masters school, soccer and going around the world
If Stephanie Logterman were to write essays on "How I spent my summer vacations," they would be published in the travel section of the local newspaper.
A member of five U.S. Youth National teams -- Under-16 through Under-21 -- the Westwood High School alum had been to Scandinavia and Russia before she even arrived at school the last two years.
Logterman helped the U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team win the 2007 Nordic Cup.
While doing all of this, as well as being stellar on defense for the Longhorns' soccer team, the junior has been on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll four times, as well as being a member of the UT Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
And, now she has been named the Female Student-Athlete of the Month for October. "I'm flattered and honored," said Logterman, a Humanities/Plan II Honors major.
"To be recognized as the student-athlete of the month at The University of Texas is an exceptional honor," she continued. "This school is great and I am just proud to be a representative of our school."
Logterman was the recipient of the UT Women's Athletics Cunningham/Kasper Scholarship in 2006. She also was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in 2006 and was First Team Academic All-Big 12 last year.
On the pitch, Logterman was first-team All-Big 12 a year ago. Her tremendous endurance and desire paired with a technically sound game has made her a success during her first two years on the UT soccer team.
Yet, as her resume suggests, Logterman strives to be the complete student-athlete.
"I'm a competitive person," she said. "I don't like to lose at anything, whether it is school, soccer, bingo, dominoes, whatever. I want to be the best, so obviously I take my work ethic off the field and also bring it on the field."
Given her schedule the last two "off" seasons, Logterman values the importance of time management.
"Without a doubt," she said. "You spend four hours a day practicing and then you have three to five hours in the classroom. And then, you still have your homework."
"Yes," she said, laughing. "Some sleep."