COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jacyn Reeves, a junior on the Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.
Reeves, a human development and family science major, holds a 3.895 grade-point-average. She was presented with the award during the pre-championship banquet on Thursday night in Minneapolis, Minnesota ahead of the start of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four.
”Jacyn is a bright and mature young woman and she’s incredibly deserving of this award,” OSU Head Coach Nadine Muzerall said. “She’s worked really hard behind the scenes while also playing in most of our games this season. It’s great that we have awards like these to honor the student-athletes for the stuff they do that the public doesn’t always see.”
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
The Buckeyes are set to take the ice for the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four semifinal on Friday. Ohio State faces the defending nation champion Clarkson at 5 p.m. ET, the game airs live on the Big Ten Network.