KENTUCKY – Jenny Hansen, Gymnastics, 1993-96
Jenny Hansen competed in the sport of women’s gymnastics at the University of Kentucky from 1993 to 1996.
She graduated from UK after winning three consecutive (1993 – 95) NCAA All- Around Championships. Those three championships are part of Hansen’s unprecedented eight total NCAA Championships. She also scored 28 career perfect 10’s and won 10 SEC titles.
One of her most valued honors was receiving the 1995 Honda Award for the Female Athlete of the Year. She was a three-time Honda Gymnastics Award winner and a Sullivan Award finalist, which honors the nation’s best amateur athlete. Jenny received 13 All-America honors, was voted the Kentucky Sportsman of the Year in 1995 and was named the most outstanding gymnast of the past 25 years by the NCAA.
Since leaving UK, Hansen has worked as a performing artist at Sea World and is currently working as a personal trainer for a popular TV series.