Gordi Myer, a 2020 senior on the Ohio State men’s hockey team who recently earned his degree in economics – business, is one of the recipients of the Woody and Anne Hayes Award postgraduate scholarship. 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 GPA minimum) and leadership qualities.
Myer, who hails from Sylvania, Ohio, plans to pursue his law degree after completing his hockey career. He earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors four times and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
An alternate captain in 2019-20, he earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolades after playing in all 36 games, with the squad holding opponents to 2.28 goals a game to rank 13th nationally in team defense. He had a career-high five goals and 14 points, ranking second in scoring among the Buckeye defensemen and tying for 11th among Big Ten blueliners. He was first on the team and tied for sixth in the B1G with 68 shot blocks.
Myer closed out his Ohio State career with 133 games played, posting an 8-37-45 line, with 192 shot blocks and a +30 rating, the fourth-best for a Buckeye defenseman since 2001. He was a leader on the Buckeye defense that has ranked in the Top 15 each of the last three years. The 2020 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner had just 14 penalties and 31 penalty minutes in his career, with five penalties as a senior.
He was part of three consecutive NCAA Tournament teams (including a 2018 Frozen Four trip), with the team poised for a program record fourth when the remainder of the season was cancelled. The Buckeyes finished in the Top 3 of the Big Ten each of his four years and won the 2019 Big Ten regular season title.