Following his first semester at South Dakota State University, one local athlete has received recognition from the school and has been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence.
Jaxon Lynn, who plays for the University’s golf team, needed to have completed a minimum of 12 credits and have earned at least a3.5/4.0 GPA.
A graduate of H.J. Cody High School, Lynn began playing competitive golf three years ago and has been steady at it ever since.
During his time competing in Alberta, Lynn had a top ten Canadian Pacific finish, top 10 finish in Provincials and a top 50 finish atNationals in 2014. He also played for Team Alberta in 2014 and 2015.
“I like the competition and I like to win,” said Lynn on why he loves golf. “I’d say one thing I’m working on making into a strength right now would be my mental game – making sure I don’t get mad on the course and staying level headed on the course at all times.”
Lynn said he loves playing for South Dakota State and that the opportunity has allowed him to continue on his dream of becoming a professional golfer and is grateful for the scholarship opportunity he was given.
“It has been better than I ever could have expected,” said Lynn on studying at South Dakota State University. “The school is a really great size, everyone is extremely helpful and nice.”
Currently he is studying business economics and hopes to use his education to further his golf career.
Mother of the talented young golfer, Tracey Lynn said their family could not be more proud of Lynn for not only being offered the scholarship and dedicated his life to golf – but also for understanding the importance of his education and pursuing his classes so intently.
“We really started to notice his passion after he started competing – he really has a passion for golf” said Lynn’s mother on his early days of golf. “When we noticed that passion and how he didn’t want to stop competing that’s when we began the recruiting process and for him to have the opportunity now to explore his passion fully is incredible for a parent to watch.”
Lynn wishes to thank his three coaches – head coach KC Van Damme and assistant coaches Dave and Dean Ellis, as well as his friends,family and entire community of Sylvan Lake who has continuously supported him during his journey.