Athlete of the Week: Kinsley Logan

Kabal Caldwell
Contributing writer

Less than a week after leading her team to a conference win over Hendrix by producing a team-leading 12 points, basketball player Kinsley Logan (C’22), the senior point guard out of Lynchburg, TN, is Sewanee’s Athlete of the Week after scoring a combined 37 points in the two road games at Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern. 

Against Millsaps on Friday night, after going down early in the first half, Logan strapped up on defense to come away with an unbelievable 6 steals! A defensive performance like that is the reason she is fourth in the SAA conference for total steals. Logan shot six-of-10 shots from the field to score 20 points, helping her team gain the advantage and eventually lead to them winning the game.That includes making seven free throws in the closing minutes to push the game out of reach. She never stepped off the court; she played all 40 minutes of the game! 

Competing at a high level on both the offensive and defensive side of the court is the reason she loves to play basketball, “I started playing basketball in the second grade and immediately fell in love,” Logan says, “I enjoy the intensity of the game and the adrenaline rush I get every time I step on the court.” After getting a huge conference win over Millsaps on Friday, Logan and the Tigers suited up two days later to face the Birmingham-Southern team who currently sits third in the conference standings. 

A team she knows very well, Logan has many memories of the Panthers of BSC. She says, “My favorite memory while playing basketball here was beating Birmingham Southern in overtime my sophomore year. The crowd was amazing and I cannot forget the energy I felt during and after the game.” 

In this game, the Tigers stayed with the tough Panthers with the score being 48-38, Birmingham-Southern leading, going into the half. However, the Panthers ran away with it in the second half to win the game. Despite the Tigers’ devastating loss, Logan finished the game with 17 points and 4 rebounds. The former All-SAA honorable mention as a freshman, member of the SAA All-Sportsmanship Team, and SAA Academic Honor Roll wants to finish her last year playing basketball on a positive note by leaving it all on the court. 

“I do not want to take anything for granted,” she says, “The team chemistry this year is one that I will never forget and will always be grateful for. It is crazy to think that this is my senior year, but as Coach [Tracey] Braden and Coach Casy [Askins] remind us every day, ‘Have no regrets.’” 

While having a dominant senior season in which she is averaging 13 points and 3 assists per game that could potentially lead to a selection on the All-SAA conference team, Logan is definitely showing that she isn’t holding anything back.