See through BS: Kenna Jenkinson, University of Cincinnati Women's Golf

WHO IS KENNA JENKINSON?

I’ve always been an athlete, primarily softball, until taking a golf lesson at the age of 13. I liked it so much, I pretty much haven’t put down the clubs ever since, even continuing to practice through a really bad knee injury in my Junior year. I recently committed to the University of Cincinnati Women's Golf team. Go Bearcats!

  • 14x winner on the GCGA Jr Tour
  • 3x winner on the SOPGA Jr Tour
  • 5x Optimist International Qualifier, including one qualifier win
  • Indiana Elite College Showcase Qualifier winner
  • Ohio state D1 qualifier as an individual in 2020 and 2021
  • High school Sectional Champion
  • 4x Miami Valley League Player of the Year
  • Long drive finalist at the 2019 Optimist International
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    Golfer Kenna Jenkinson with friends and family standing with a trophy on a softball field

    HOW DO YOU SEE THROUGH BS, KENNA?

    To me, seeing through the BS is all about the mindset: staying positive, believing in yourself, and being proud of hard work and success. I experienced some bullying in high school, but when I think about it, I think these bullies were just jealous of my opportunities and accomplishments as an athlete, so when I think about seeing through BS, it just makes me thankful and proud of what I’ve been able to achieve, and I forget about all the negativity and doubt that tries to creep in. 

    Golfer Kenna Jenkinson holding a trophy

    Guilty pleasure? I probably have ice cream for dinner about 5/7 nights a week.

    WHICH BLACK SHADES ARE YOU ROCKING AND WHY?

    Migraines have always been a challenge for me on top of trying to find the right sunglasses for the golf course that fit me well while also matching my style. Black Shades has been everything I’ve been looking for, especially the Rockstars. They don’t grip my head too tight, I can still see bends in the greens, and colors all come in as normal with these lenses. They also go with everything and I get a lot of questions and comments about them. They’re perfect for me.

    Golfer Kenna Jenkinson wearing Rockstar sunglasses by Black Shades

    I really look up to my mom. She never played sports really, and she doesn’t understand them, so she’s the one person I can go to that knows my life outside of golf.

    WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU, KENNA? 

    I’m really looking forward to opening a golf academy with my dad one day. I think I have a lot to offer younger golfers, both in terms of skill and mindset.

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