Sport: Beach Volleyball
Country: United States
Tom was born in Napa, California to Kristine and Melvyn Tom. Her father was a former NFL football player. Though she grew up with her mom and brother in Salt Lake City, Utah, she spent her summers with her dad in Hawaii learning how to surf. In 2000, she became the youngest woman to ever be selected for the USA Olympic volleyball team at 19. Tom attended Highland High School, where she set the Utah state records for career kills (later broken when Utah moved to five game matches, still second all-time). Tom also competed in basketball and track and was an All-state selection in basketball. She placed third in the state in the javelin as a senior and graduated with a 4.00 GPA and ranked first in her class. Over the summer of 2003 she was selected as one of eight finalists for the Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Award in the team category. In 2004, Tom posed in a bikini for an FHM magazine article on female Olympic athletes. She was ranked #91 on the FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2005. She is of Chinese Hawaiian descent
Tom appeared in the 2000 Sydney Olympics (4th place), 2004 Athens Olympics (5th place), and the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Silver Medal). Tom was named the "Best Scorer" of the 2008 Olympic games.
In 2004, Logan was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Grand Prix after leading all players in scoring with 224 points in 13 matches (179 kills, 24 blocks and 21 service aces) where she also garnered “Best Server” accolades.
In 2007, she was named one of three World Cup most valuable player nominees as she averaged 4.10 points per set at FIVB World Cup in her first international tournament with Team USA in nearly three years. She averaged 3.35 kills, 0.65 blocks, 1.95 digs and 0.10 aces per set at the World Cup while starting 40 of 41 sets.
On September 15, 2008, Hisamitsu Springs, a women's volleyball team based in Kobe city, Hyogo and Tosu city, Saga, Japan, announced her joining.
Women Athletes for Beach Volleyball