Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2015)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2016)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Justin Jennings closed a solid collegiate career as Nebraska's top finisher at the 2017 Big Ten Championships at the Baltimore Country Club in Maryland. Jennings fired a team-best 217 on the par-70 layout at Baltimore CC to tie for 23rd individually. His 217 tied a career-best three-round tournament total. It was his lone top-25 tournament finish of the season. For the year, Jennings notched a 75.81 stroke average over 26 rounds. He opened the year with a career-best-matching 69 in the final round of the Badger Invitational on Sept. 13. He added his second 69 of the season and fourth of his career in the second round of the Bayou City Collegiate in Pearland, Texas, on Oct. 10. He notched a regular-season best tie for 34th with a three-round total of 220 at Bayou City. He competed in Nebraska's lineup in every spring event, including the Big Ten Match Play Championships to open the spring.
Jennings was one of three Huskers to start every event in 2015-16, earning a 75.13 stroke average over 31 rounds. Jennings' best finish was a tie for fifth at the Ballyneal Challenge in September when he posted rounds of 71 and 72. He added a top-20 finish at the Bruce Fossum Memorial with his tie for 15th. Jennings led the Huskers at the Big Ten Match Play with a 3-1-0 showing. Later in the spring, he fired a season-low 18-hole score of 69 at the Desert Shootout.
Jennings played in every tournament during the fall and appeared in four of Nebraska's six spring events. He compiled a 77.23 stroke average in his sophomore campaign. His best finish came in the fall at the Southern Dunes Invitational, where he tied for 42nd place. Jennings earned his lowest 54-hole score with a 3-over-par 219 at the Denver Desert Shootout.
The lone freshman on the team, Jennings played in four of Nebraska's five fall events and made three appearances in the spring. He led the Huskers at the Price's Give ‘Em Five Invitational in October, where he tied for 22nd at 1-over-par 217. In the second round, Jennings shot 69 for his best score of the season. He compiled a 76.06 stroke average in 18 rounds during his first season at Nebraska.
Jennings joined the Huskers after competing at Canyon Randall High School, where he was named Team MVP on four occasions. He was also four-time all-district, all-region and all-state selection. During his senior season, Jennings tied for first at the Region 1-4A Tournament and added top-three finishes at the District 3-4A Tournament, Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail and Dumas Boys Fall Golf Invitational. Jennings also competed in national tournaments, placing first at the 2012 AJGA Payne Stewart Qualifier.
Justin is the son of Janelle and Greg Jennings and has three brothers, Jacob, Jared and Jordan. Justin was born on July 27, 1994, and is majoring in marketing. Justin claimed academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015. He is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.
Low Round - 69 (four times)
Low 54-Hole Score - 217 (Desert Shootout, 3/19/16 & Big Ten Championships, 4/30/17)
Best Tournament Finish - T-5th (Ballyneal Challenge, 9/8/16)
Rounds Under Par - 6