DURANT, Okla. — On the heels of an all-region selection, Southeastern Oklahoma State’s Zach James added his first All-American honor to his resume, earning Division II PING First-Team All-American recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America.


James, a junior from Whitesboro, was named an All-Central Region honoree, has also been tabbed as a finalist for the DII Jack Nicklaus Award and was also named Southeastern’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete on the heels of an individual Great American Conference title, a GAC Golfer of the Year nod and a first team all-conference selection.


He also becomes Southeastern golf’s first ever All-American honoree.


He was a five-time GAC Golfer of the Week during the 2017-18 season and boasts a 70.72 average score over 32 rounds in 12 tournament played this season. He has turned in 21 rounds at par of better, 10 of them in the 60s with three tournament victories, including a GAC crown, a regional runner-up, and a finish of sixth of better in every event of the season.


James finished 26th at the NCAA Championship, posting the highest national finish by a Southeastern player, and helped the Savage Storm to its highest national finish in 10th.