The Nebraska Sports Department announced on Friday that Husker’s longtime athletic administrator Pat Logsdon is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award. Logsdon received the Head Volleyball Coach Award John cook after Nebraska’s volleyball game with Penn State on Friday night.
The Trailblazer Award was first presented in 2000 to honor outstanding support and generous contributions to women’s athletics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2007, following the death of Dr. Hibner, the prestigious award was renamed the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award in honor of the longtime member of the Nebraska Athletic Department and the first recipient of the award.
Logsdon has held a variety of positions during her 42-year career as a huller and has been the Nebraska Senior Administrator since 2008, the position Hibner herself has held for more than two decades. Logsdon acts as a liaison between Nebraska Athletics and the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference, while also representing the Huskers on the Big Ten Sports Management Committee.
Logsdon is expected to put the finishing touches on more than four decades of varsity athletics career next month, officially retiring from college at the end of the calendar year.
Logsdon began her career with Nebraska Athletics in 1979. She worked directly with the Nebraska football program for 23 seasons. In 1997, Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne selected her as the director of football operations for Nebraska, making Logsdon the first female in Division I to hold the position.
As Director of Football Operations, Logsdon managed the organization of all recruiting functions, oversaw compliance activities and coordinated all administrative football operations, including travel and practice.
“I cannot think of a more suitable recipient of the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award than Pat Logsdon“said the vice-chancellor, sports director Trev Alberts. “Pat has humbly served our department behind the scenes for over four decades. She has always put Nebraska, our coaches, student-athletes and teams first and has never asked for credit or recognition. I am proud may we pay tribute to him. contributions with this prestigious award. “
In 2003, Logsdon moved to an expanded role at Nebraska Athletics, as Assistant Director of Athletics for Administration. She retained this role until 2008.
Logsdon served as a sports administrator for numerous teams during her tenure as a sports administrator, including the Nebraska Volleyball Enduring Program for National Championships.
“Pat Logsdon worked hard to help Nebraska Volleyball dream big and accomplish big things, ”said Cook. “She deserves the most to join an impressive group of people who have received the Trailblazer Award. We at Nebraska Volleyball appreciate all of his contributions and friendship, his work ethic, his 24/7 availability, his emotional support, his work with the Big Ten Conference and the celebrations after winning the US National Championships. will be missing. “
Logsdon was also a sports administrator for Husker softball for several years, where she worked directly with another Trailblazer award recipient, the Nebraska head coach. Rhonda Revelle.
“Pat Logsdon has spent her entire professional career serving the student-athletes, staff and coaches of the University of Nebraska, “said Revelle.” It is only fitting that she receives the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award then as she prepares for the next chapter of life, retirement. Pat, congratulations on this award recognizing your commitment and service. Thank you for your tireless dedication, unwavering attention and your greatest service of character to so many people during your 42 year career. ”
Dr. Barbara Hibner Pioneer
The Trailblazer Award, renamed the Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award in 2007, is awarded to an individual; family or business, “in recognition of their exceptional support and generous contributions to Nebraska women’s athletics.”
2000-01 —Barbara Hibner, Former Nebraska Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Administrator
2001-02—Dana and Mélanie Raimondi
2002-03-Mrs. Ione Bowlin
2003-04—Betty Geis in honor of Julie Geis, former softball player killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack
2004-05—Carol Frost, former Nebraska track coach / student-athlete / Olympian
2005-06—Pinnacle Sports Radio Productions
2006-07-Dr. Joann Owens-Nausler
2007-08–Rhonda Revelle, Nebraska Softball Coach
2009-10—Terry Pettit, former Nebraska volleyball coach
2010-11—Tom and Mary Hendricks
2012-13—JoAnn Martin and Ameritas
2013-14– Linda Olson
2014-15—Sid and Hazel Dillon
2015-16—Bill and Ruth Scott
2016-17—Gary and Janet Latimer
2017-18– Marian Andersen
2018-19—Larry and Sheryl Snyder
2020-21—Bill Straub, former Nebraska bowling coach
2021-22–Pat Logsdon, sports administrator and senior administrator