Competing in Division I NCAA athletics takes more than talent – it takes dedication, determination, and a willingness to get back up anytime you miss the shot. OHIO Field Hockey represents each of these virtues and is on a mission this season to reach new heights. This is the time to rally behind our student-athletes by investing in their continued success on and off the field.
OHIO Field Hockey demonstrated their determination on and off the field in the 2021 season, securing a bid to the MAC tournament and finishing the season with two athletes named 1st team all-MAC. In addition, the team had twelve athletes named academic all-MAC and nine athletes named NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction, tying for the most among any program in the country and holding a cumulative 3.67 Team GPA.
Thanks to generosity of our field-hockey supporters, our Spring 2022 Crowdfunding efforts secured the funding for a camera system that is impacting the day-to-day success of our programing. This camera system allows us to film practice, games, and more to allow for higher attention to details and in-depth film studies. Each and every donation allowed for this advancement in our program, and our hope is to continue garner support for more new competitive advancements like this one that will impact the student-athlete experience.
As they continue their quest to clinch more victories in the 2022 regular season and beyond, we ask them every day to give 100% as students and as athletes. And today, we’re reaching out to ask you to continue to stand with them through a gift of any amount to help fund team equipment, player development tools, and a renewed commitment to team travel to compete against elite competition. Your gift supports these students as they grow as athletes and as young women, learning to lead both on and off the field.
SUPPORT OHIO FIELD HOCKEY TODAY!
Gifts to this campaign will help offset the team’s expenses, including the following:
- Travel expenses, both by plane and bus
- Equipment updates including:
- Goal cages
- Watering System
- Team Apparel and Uniforms
- Recovery items
"Joining the Ohio University Field Hockey team is the best decision I’ve ever made. Calling Athens home and being a part of the Bobcat community has been an amazing experience. There is much love, passion, and dedication in being a Bobcat. My teammates and coaches are like family to me, and I am so lucky and grateful for the incredible people I have met through Ohio University and Ohio Field Hockey. The support myself and my team have received is unmatched, and I am very thankful for all the resources and opportunities that being a student-athlete has provided. I truly want to thank the many people at OU that have given me the opportunity and platform to start Morgan’s Message, a student-athlete mental health organization, at Ohio University. I am constantly challenged and pushed to be the best version of myself every day, and I take pride in being a Bobcat and a part of the Ohio University Field Hockey program." - Katelyn Whittle
Compete for your era one more time!
When you give to OHIO Field Hockey, make it in honor of the decade in which you played. Throughout the campaign, we’ll have a friendly competition between the several eras of OHIO Field Hockey, and when this campaign ends, we’ll announce the winning era. Your generous gift to our team will help our student-athletes succeed in their time at OHIO and beyond.
Your generous gift to this campaign and OHIO Field Hockey will help student-athletes succeed on and off the field.
Your actions now will make OHIO Field Hockey's $15,000 goal quickly attainable. Here are three things alumni, families, and fans can do to support a bright future for Field Hockey student-athletes:
- Mail a check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation) to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701; be sure to write "Field Hockey" on the memo line.
- Talk with Matt Thomson '13 from the Ohio Bobcat Club about making a transformational gift to support OHIO Field Hockey.
- If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please also reach out to Matt Thomson.
To support all of OHIO's student-athletes, give to the Ohio Bobcat Club, write Ohio Bobcat Club on your check, or ask Matt Thomson about Ohio Bobcat Club membership and benefits.