We continue are Student-Athlete Profile series with Dickinson junior Logan Cort (Brookeville, Md./Mercersburg) '22. Logan has had as much of an impact on campus as he has in the pool as a member of the Red Devil swim team. Following an outstanding sophomore season, he was named a Scholar All-American by the College Swim Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) and currently hold four school records.
Logan broke three individual school records and swam the lead leg of the record-setting 800-free relay last season. He set the school mark in the prelims of the 500-yard freestyle at the Centennial Conference Championships and broke the record again in the final with a time of 4:38.68.
He swam to a bronze medal in the 1650-yard freestyle, adding another school record with a time of 16:09.56. In the process, he had a program-best time of 9:45.83 at the 1000-yard mark, leading the Red Devils to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. He ranked in the top 10 in the conference in the 500, 1000 and 1650, and posted an NCAA B-qualifying time for the Division III National Championships in the 1650 as well, earning Scholar All-America recognition.
Pursuing a degree in English, his academic achievements include the Stephen M. Courtland Prize for best English essay, being named to the Dean's list three times and receiving the Dana Research Award.
During his time at Dickinson, he has been actively engaged in numerous programs on campus, serving as the Clarke Forum Student Project Manager for the past two years, working in the college archives and working with admissions as a Tour guide, Liberty Cap Executive Board member and Student Interviewer.
We asked him about his choice to come to Dickinson and how he has been adapting to the current environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic during the past few months.
What made you choose to come to Dickinson?
In my college search, I was looking for a school that allowed me to balance my swimming and my academics that blended the term "student-athlete." Dickinson and the swim team went above and beyond in the way that we encourage students to be students, athletes, engaged citizens, and active on campus.
What do you miss most about not being able to compete during your season?
I miss living with and near my teammates and not being able to unwind after classes and practice with them. It is also a real challenge to workout with my club team when I am used to being pushed and working hard with the other guys on our team.
How have you adjusted to remote learning?
Virtual learning was a big adjustment at first. This semester has been a little different in that I have had to learn how to hold myself accountable in my schoolwork and to stay in shape.