Former Grapevine Faith Christian golfer and current Southern Methodist University Mustang Jackson Markham has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, SMU’s website reported.
Markham is one of 279 awardees in Division I. More than 500 athletes across all levels of collegiate sports were honored.
Earning the honor requires athletes to have a minimum grade point average of 3.2, an average of 76 strokes per round or less, and having competed in at least half of the team’s rounds of competition. Last season for SMU, Markham – a rising senior – had a 76.67 stroke average in 11 events.
He finished in the top 20 at the American Athletic Conference meet, was 52nd at the Athens Regional, and 77th at the NCAA Championship. So far this summer, Markham took home the title at the West Texas Amateur Championship and was in the top 20 at the Texas Amateur Championship.
Markham had a well-decorated high school career, including All-District and All-State First Team honors his junior and senior years.