COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jacyn Reeves, senior forward for the Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team, is among the 17 nominees for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award, HHA Foundation officials announced on Thursday.
The award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen — a student-athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.
Throughout her time at OSU, Reeves has set the example for what a student-athlete can achieve, both on the ice and off. She’s played a vital role in helping the Buckeyes reach new heights on the ice, helping get the team to its first Frozen Four in program history. Off the ice, Jacyn earned the Elite 90 award, given to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point-average that’s competing for a NCAA championship.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be nominated for an award that acknowledges the accomplishments of personal character, scholarship, and community involvement,” Reeves said. “The values that this award recognizes is what I have been striving to accomplish throughout my college career and even before. I looked up to those who demonstrated these characteristics before me and it is amazing that I am now in the role of those I have admired. Being honored with the nomination is truly amazing and I hope that I can serve as a role model for those in the community, as well as my fellow peers, to demonstrate the positive influence you can make on people’s lives.”
In addition to the rigors of playing hockey at the highest level, and maintaining stellar grades, Jacyn has spearheaded multiple community service operations for the team. Either on her own, or with the team, Jacyn has spent upwards of 300 hours volunteering at food pantries, the Make-A-Wish foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and the 2nd and 7 Foundation.
Finalists for the 2019 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced in February. The 2019 recipient will be honored in a ceremony on Friday, April 12th as part of the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Buffalo, N.Y.
Reeves and the Buckeyes play host to No. 1 Wisconsin this weekend. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6:07 p.m. on Friday at the OSU Ice Rink.