After transferring to Emporia State from Newman University, Dava Logsdon, or “Davy” according to her coaches and teammates, is in her third season with the Lady Hornets basketball team. Logsdon, senior forward, is a competitor who is determined to accomplish everything she sets her mind to, said Brian Mcintosh, assistant coach, and her efforts do not go unnoticed by her teammates.
“Dava comes to practice every single day and works hard,” said senior guard Heather Robben. “She is one of the hardest workers, and she is extremely competitive.”
Freshman forward Kathryn Flott said Logsdon is a good leader.
“She knows her role and fulfills that role,” Flott said.
Logsdon has played basketball competitively since fifth grade, although she was not always a forward. In fact, she began her basketball career with more ball handling involved.
“I started off as a point guard back when I was real little,” Logsdon said. “As I grew, I moved to the forward position, and I have been there since high school.”
During high school, Logsdon competed in both volleyball and basketball. Basketball was always Logsdon’s passion, although she did consider playing volleyball in college. During Logsdon’s high school career, her basketball team did not get the chance to compete at the state level.
“My junior year we were ranked second in state at Rose Hill High School,” Logsdon said. “We ended up losing the first round of sub-state to Augusta. It was a heart breaker. My senior year I was out with an injury, so we never made it to state in high school.”
Logsdon said she chose to attend ESU because she liked the atmosphere.
“Both my parents went here,” she said. “It just felt like home really.”
Logsdon’s first year as a Lady Hornet was the year they won the National Championship. She was a medical red shirt that year, but feels that it was a major accomplishment.
“I would say just being a part of the ESU basketball team is an accomplishment. You have to really have dedication to play with this team. I felt like the program had accomplished something great,” Logsdon said.
She said she is looking forward to regionals, and is very confident in her team, despite the young age.
“I think that we’re really strong,” Logsdon said. “We’re young, but we’re getting better in each game we play. Hopefully we’ll be able to upset some teams we play at the regionals coming up and accomplish something big.”
Overall, Logsdon said she feels that she really fits in at ESU.
“I love it here,” she said. “I love the faculty, the coaches and my teammates. Everything about ESU has been great. I feel really blessed for being a part of the program here.”