Oct. 25, 2019
Gary Smith, Sarah Spain and Dave Sheinin have been named 2019 award winners by the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting jury.
Jack Nicklaus: Inaugural Jenkins Sports Legend
Smith received the Lifetime Achievement award, while Spain and Sheinin were recognized for the best sportswriting of the previous year. The winners were celebrated and received their medals at a banquet at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth on Oct. 25, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Sports Communication & Media. This year’s ceremony honored the memory of Dan Jenkins, who passed away in 2019 at age 90, and featured a conversation with legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, who was recognized as the inaugural Dan Jenkins Medal Sports Legend.
This is the third year these national awards have been presented. They are named in honor of Jenkins, the legendary Texas sportswriter, to celebrate the craft and culture of sportswriting he personified through his storied career.