Honors & Awards
- Big Ten Golfer of the Week (9/9/15)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring 2016, 2017)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Jackson Wendling competed in six stroke-play tournaments for the Huskers as a sophomore. He made his first lineup appearance at The Jackrabbit in Valentine, Neb., Sept. 25-27, where he matched teammate Jace Guthmiller for Nebraska's top individual finish with a season-best 220 to tie for 28th over three rounds. He continued the fall in the Husker lineup at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic (223) and the East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah (235) before going 1-2 for the Huskers at the Big Ten Match Play Championship to open the spring. He continued in the Husker lineup early in the spring at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (232) and the Border Olympics (150), before missing the Hawkeye Invitational and the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate to close the regular season. He returned to the Nebraska lineup for the Big Ten Championships. He finished the season with a 76.76 stroke average over 17 rounds. He carded season-best rounds of 73 twice at The Jackrabbit, and once at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic. Off the course, Wendling was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned academic All-Big Ten honors. He was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Wendling played in 11 of 12 tournaments for the Big Red during his first year with the program. He led the Huskers in four tournaments and recorded five subpar rounds, averaging 75.71 strokes per outing. Wendling opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Ballyneal Challenge and was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week. Later in the fall, he tied for 19th at the Maryland Invitational. After going 2-2-0 at the Big Ten Match Play to start the spring, Wendling produced two more top-30 finishes.
An AJGA HP Scholar Athlete All-American, Wendling earned a fourth-place finish at both the AJGA Bass Pro Tournament and Junior PGA Qualifier. Wendling also earned a second-place finish at two-under par at the Illinois Junior Amateur Qualifier. He added a tie for third at the Illinois State Amateur Qualifier in the summer of 2015.
Wendling holds several records at Effingham High School, including single-season scoring average, career scoring average and most tournament victories. He won the Windsor Invitational, the Taylorville Invitational and two regional titles at Effingham.
A three-time All-Apollo Conference selection, Wendling was a four-time letterwinner at Effingham High School. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll.
Jackson is the son of Steve and Jill Wendling and has one sister, Meredith. Jackson was born on June 1, 1997. He is majoring in accounting at Nebraska and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2017. He was also an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017. Jackson is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.
Low Round - 69 (Michigan Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, 3/5/16)
Low 54-Hole Score - 217 (twice)
Best Tournament Finish - 4th (Ballyneal Challenge, 9/8/15)
Rounds Under Par - 5