Virden’s Logan Biccum and the Brandon University women’s basketball team capped their season in style.
The Bobcats won three of their last four games of the season. In the season finale, Biccum paced BU with a career-high 18 points.
“I thought pulling off those three wins at the end of the season, although we were out of playoff contention, showed a lot about the character of our team,” Biccum said. “It was great to end the season on a high note. Personally, it was nice to score a career high in the final game of our season as it gives me even more motivation to train hard for my last season.”
The big game wrapped up a huge season for the daughter of Scott and Denise Biccum. In her fourth competitive season, she took on a bigger role, earned a starting spot, and posted career highs in many categories.
“I enjoyed the challenges that came along with playing a bigger role this season, such as playing the final minutes of a close game, along with increased minutes on the floor,” Biccum said. “Being disciplined with myself in regard to training and getting better as a player over the last four years allowed me to step into a bigger role this season.”
Biccum was fourth on the Bobcats with an average of 7.6 points per game. She also averaged 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. When BU head coach Novell Thomas was asked what allowed Biccum to post career-best numbers, he said:
“I would say it has been Logan’s patience and persistence over the years. She is an extremely hard worker who has bought into our philosophies.”
Listed as a guard, Biccum played multiple positions for the Bobcats. She was utilized both on the perimeter and in the post.
“She uses her strength well against guards, which is why we were able to play her at the post position,” Thomas said. “She has a scorer’s mindset and very good knowledge of our offensive systems.”
In addition to her on-floor production, Biccum was also counted on for her leadership and elected captain by her teammates.
“She leads by example,” Thomas said. “Her work ethic is second to none and she is always spending time before and after practices, working on her skill set.”
Biccum has shared her passion for basketball with the next generation of players as a volunteer coach for various programs.
“I enjoy helping the kids learn and get better at the sport as programs like Junior Bobcats, Bobcat Academy and Westman Youth Basketball Association have sparked a lot of basketball interest in the youth. It has been great to be a part of some of these programs and to see the younger athletes get better each year.”
Away from the court, Biccum is majoring in physical education, focusing on the exercise science and fitness stream. She would like to become a physiotherapist in the future. During her university career, Biccum has had the backing of her family.
“The consistent support from my family has enabled me to succeed as an athlete and student,” she said. “They taught me the importance of working hard, which has carried me through my time at Brandon University in the classroom and on the court.”
With one year of eligibility remaining, Biccum is focused on it being a great one.
“I am looking forward to giving it my all for my final season and simply enjoying all of the little things that come along with being a Bobcat.”