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Eve Savander

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-6
  • Hometown Joensuu, Finland
  • Last Team Team Kuortane

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar Athlete (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2020, 2021)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2020)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2020, 2021)
  • AHCA All-American Scholar (2021)

2020-21– Junior

  • Appeared in all 20 games as a junior
  • Tallied two points on the year with two assists against Bemidji State (Jan. 2)
  • Registered nine shots on goal and blocked 12 shots
  • Finished the season +6 on the ice to tie for the second best on the team

2019-20 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 38 games as a sophomore
  • Scored her first career goal against St. Cloud State on Oct. 5
  • Finished the year with one goal and six assists for seven points
  • Posted a game-high two points against St. Cloud State from a goal and an assist (Oct. 5)
  • Finished the year +14 on ice for the third best among Buckeye defenders
  • Registered 22 shots on goal
  • Posted 28 blocked shots

2018-19 – Freshman

  • Appeared in three games before suffering a season-ending injury
  • Tallied the first point of the career with an assist against Quinnipiac (Sept. 29)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for Team Kuortane from 2014-18
  • Played for Finland in the IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championships in Budapest in 2014, Buffalo in 2015 and St. Catherines in 2016.
  • Played with fellow Buckeye Sara Saekkinen on Team Kuortane

Personal

  • Daughter of Pekka Savander and Raija Pakarinen
  • Figure skated, played golf and Pesäpallo (Finnish baseball) back home in Finland
  • Sport Industry major
  • Favorite team: Joensuun Jokipojat