COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Buckeye lacrosse great will enter elite company this fall.
Greg Bice, a two-time All-American as a defenseman from 2001-04 and team captain, will be one of 15 inductees into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, the university announced today. The Class of 2022 will officially be inducted at a dinner Sept. 9 and introduced to the public at halftime of the Ohio State home football game vs. Arkansas State on Sept. 10.
Ohio State’s other Hall of Famers this year are: Billy Anders (football), John Bluem (men’s soccer coach), Charles Bolen (football), Joel Brown (track and field), Adam Crompton (fencing), Aaron Craft (men’s basketball), Jenna Harris-Griffin (track), Alayna Markwordt (women’s lacrosse), Russ Nagelson (baseball), Shawn Springs (football), Logan Stieber (wrestling), Jonathan Sweet (baseball), Tom Tupa (football) and Dan Whitacre (wrestling).
Bice will be the sixth men’s lacrosse player inducted into the Hall. The other five are: Dan Cheney (1957-59; inducted 2013), Terry Gilmore (1977-79; inducted 1993), Paul Hartman (1955-57 and head coach 1960-66; inducted 2000), Fred Keller (1955-58; inducted 2008) and Skip Van Bourgondien (1971-73; inducted 2003).
A four-year starter, Bice is one of the very best defensive players to ever put on the scarlet and gray. A two-time USILA All-American, he was named the Great Western Lacrosse League co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2004 when he led the Buckeyes to their second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. His play helped Ohio State to a 38-20 record from 2001-04 and back-to-back GWLL regular season titles in 2003 and 2004. Bice was a three-time first team All-GWLL selection and following his senior season in 2004 was chosen to play in the North/South All-Star Game.
Following his Ohio State career, Bice went on to play professionally for 13 seasons. He was a four-time Major League Lacrosse All-Star and twice was the New Balance Sportsman of the Year while playing for five different teams, including the hometown Ohio Machine.
Today, Bice remains involved with the game of lacrosse and helping others. He’s a color commentator for BTN’s coverage of Big Ten lacrosse and is on the advisory board the non-profit organization Lacrosse the Nations, which is an “international humanitarian organization that utilizes sport and play to foster education and the development of critical life skills for children living in impoverished communities worldwide.” He and his wife, Emily, spent time teaching at the orphanage in Honduras.
The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 1977 and has inducted 458 athletes, coaches and administrators through 2021.