June 21, 2022

Record-Tying Four Buckeyes are USILA Scholar All-Americans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Four Ohio State Buckeyes have been named USILA Scholar All-Americans, the organization has announced. They are: attackman Jack Myers, defenseman Tyler Gallagher, midfielder Jackson Reid and attackman Colby Smith. Myers, Gallagher, Reid and Smith are Ohio State’s 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Scholar All-Americans in program history. It’s also the 11th consecutive year that at least one Buckeye has earned this prestigious honor.

As a team, the Buckeyes were also honored with the USILA Team Scholar All-America award. Ohio State’s cumulative grade-point average for the 2021-22 academic year was 3.528.

Additionally, Ohio State’s four USILA Scholar-All America honorees is tied for the most in a single season in program history. In 2020, the Buckeyes also had four – Ryan Terefenko, Tre Leclaire, Lukas Buckley and Joey Salisbury.

The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee annually selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. Ohio State extended its streak to seven consecutive years with multiple honorees.

A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale). In addition to the Scholar All-America distinction, Gallagher, Myers, Reid and Smith were all OSU Scholar-Athletes and Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

Myers and Reid not only were scholar All-Americans in the classroom, but they also were All-Americans for their play on the field. A second team USILA All-American, Myers had 83 points on the season and was fourth nationally in assists per game (2.81). A finance major, he is a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and enters his final season of eligibility in 2023 with 191 points in 45 career games.

Reid, a third team All-American at midfield, had career-highs in every statistical category as a fifth-year senior in 2022, scoring a team-high 47 goals and go along with 15 assists for 62 points. A sport industry major, Reid is a member of the Whipsnakes this summer in the Premier Lacrosse League.

Just like Reid, Smith enjoyed a career year on the field in 2022. He started all 16 games and was second on the team in goals (41) and third in points (47). Remarkably consistent, Smith scored at least one goal in 15 of 16 contests and had three or more goals nine times. He is a biology major who is a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Gallagher transferred to Ohio State after an All-American career at Lynchburg. He started 14 times this past season and finished with 11 caused turnovers and 27 ground balls. He was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on April 26 following a performance vs. Michigan in which he caused a turnover and had six ground balls. Gallagher earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Lynchburg and is enrolled in Ohio State’s bioethics master’s degree program.

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