May 26, 2021

Omari DeBerry Receives the Anne & Woody Hayes Award


Ohio State midfielder Omari DeBerry, a letterwinner for the Scarlet and Gray from 2017-20, is one of five student-athletes to receive and Anne and Woody Hayes Award.

The award, established in 1979, provides one or more varsity athletes with financial assistance for postgraduate studies. The recipients of this scholarship are student-athletes who have demonstrated academic achievement (3.00 grade-point average minimum) and leadership qualities.

DeBerry graduated in May with his degree in sport industry. Later this week, he will take part in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The event, which is being held virtually this year, allows selected student-athletes to learn about and explore potential careers in sports, particularly college athletics. The experience helps student-athletes chart their career path while presenting copious opportunities for attendees to learn from current industry leaders.

From Woodstock, Md., he played in 33 games over the past four seasons while also being named an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection. During the summer of 2019, DeBerry worked in the Department of Athletics as part of the Bucks Go Pro internship program.