January 25, 2022

Levis Nominated for Hockey Humanitarian Award


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s hockey’s Paetyn Levis has been named one of 11 nominees for the 2022 Hockey Humanitarian award, the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation announced Tuesday.

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. Finalists for the 2022 Hockey Humanitarian Award will be announced in February. The 2022 recipient will be honored on Friday, April 8th during the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four weekend in Boston, Massachusetts.

Levis, from Rogers, Minn., is a four-year member of the Buckeye program and an alternate captain for the 2021-22 season. During her career, she has played in 114 games and has helped the team to its first WCHA Final Faceoff Championship in 2020 and a Frozen Four appearance in 2021.

Outside of the rink, Levis serves the Ohio State community on the executive board of the university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the secretary. She volunteers locally with the 2nd & 7 Foundation, reading to second graders in the Columbus community. She is also involved with the FAM mentoring program through which she interacts with girls in sports nationally, advising them on physical fitness, mental skills, confidence and more.

A health sciences major with a business minor, Levis is a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete and has earned Academic All-Big Ten and WCHA All-Academic Team honors twice. Last summer, she interned at the Wexner Medical Center’s Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute where she directly experienced clinical care and musculoskeletal ambulatory services by working with the staff of the Hand, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry services.

Levis and the No. 2/3 Buckeyes host No. 4/2 Minnesota at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink.