- Civil Engineering
Jordan Heywood has been excellent in the classroom and has been a model student-athlete at Merrimack College. A Civil Engineering major, Heywood is a member of the Engineering Club at Merrimack. Through the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester, Heywood’s stood at 3.54 entering his senior year. In each of the three previous athletic seasons, Heywood was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team by posting a GPA of 3.0 or better in each academic year. He will be eligible to attain “Distinguished Scholar” status, which is given to student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in each semester over four varsity seasons, should he continue that progress through the conclusion of his senior year.
Heywood has been a distinguished leader on and off the ice since he first took the ice on campus. While reserved and mild-mannered off the ice, once the puck drops, Heywood’s leadership skills are undeniable, indicative of his being named a team captain in three seasons. As just a sophomore, Heywood was awarded ‘Assistant Captain’ status, and last winter, the Regina, Saskatchewan native was named the team’s solo captain as a junior, an honor that he shares again this winter as a senior. Heywood has been heralded for maturity and professionalism as well; he has always been extremely accessible with the media and has provided insightful, honest and objective evaluations of himself, his team and the program.
Heywood has been one of the Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team’s most active Community Service volunteers through his four seasons on campus. His most impactful services have been felt with the Warriors’ Team IMPACT teammate, Tim Burke, who has been partnered with the team for the last four years. With Team IMPACT, which works with collegiate athletic programs to partner children with life-threatening and/or chronic illnesses to better their quality and enjoyment of life, Heywood has spent the most time with Tim during practices, before and after games, during the course of the week, including trips to the movies and more. Heywood is also a member of Athletes in Action, an organization that has been using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith and to point them to Jesus. Finally, Heywood is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee executive board and is the men’s ice hockey team’s student-athlete representative.
On the ice, there has been no denying Jordan Heywood’s prowess with the Merrimack College men’s ice hockey team. He was named an All-Hockey East Second Team member at defense last winter, and was the runner-up to the Hockey East Top Defensive Defenseman Award. Last year, he also earned All-New England Second Team honors, and was named a Hockey Humanitarian Award nominee. Heywood has been one of the most consistent players over the last four years, and has appeared in all 118 games during his time with the Warriors. As a junior, he ranked second on the squad in scoring, finishing with 21 points on eight goals and 13 assists. For his career, the blueliner has totaled 14 goals, 42 assists and 56 points over 118 games.