Kicking It Up a Notch

A Q&A with Ole Miss Soccer Player Jenna Kemp

Photo courtesy: Ole Miss Soccer

Q: When did you begin playing soccer? Why have you continued thus far?

A: I began playing soccer at the age of 5 for a nearby church. I have continued to play because I fell in love with the game at such a young age that I think my life would be incomplete without it. It has also given me my best friends, taught me plenty of life lessons, and is an escape from reality.  

Q: When did you know you wanted to play soccer at Ole Miss?

A: I knew I wanted to play soccer at Ole Miss before I could speak. I had countless family members go to school at the University of Mississippi. My family has had football season tickets since before I was born, so going here was a given. Ole Miss has and always will be my dream school. 

Q: Do your teammates have a nickname for you? What’s the story behind it?

A: My teammates call me “Antenna” because it rhymes with Jenna and my legs apparently resemble TV antennas. They have always joked with me since freshman year that I have skinny legs, and the name just sort of stuck. 

Q: What’s your go-to restaurant/meal/celebration after a big win?

A: After a big win, my go-to restaurant is usually Lenora’s or Grillehouse. My parents always treat me after we get a big win.