Name: Andrew Jenks
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B3
Height: 6-4
Weight: 245
DOB: 9/21/1990
Birthplace: New Albany, Ind.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Brandywine High School (Wilmington, Del.)
College: West Chester University ’13, B.A. Political Science, University of Delaware ’15, M.A. Political Science & International Relations, PhD ’18, Political Science & International Relations
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze
  • Years of Participation: 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze: 2014
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Parapan American Games, silver
Personal: Son of Gordon and Elaine Jenks… Born with incomplete achromatopsia, a non-progressive and hereditary congential retinal condition characterized by decreased vision, light sensitivity and partial color blindness… Introduced to goalball in 2000 at a sports day sponsored by Delaware Association of Blind Athletes (DABA) at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware…Met John Mulhern, a member of the U.S. Men’s Goalball Team that had just returned from the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and Greg Gontaryk – two coaches he credits with teaching him the ‘in’s and out’s’ at a young age…Hobbies include reading, exploring major metropolitan areas, going on brewery tours and tasting pretty much anything out there…Plays the saxophone and loves listening to and playing funk/jam music…Lives by the motto: “The world is your oyster so shuck it, put some hot sauce on it, and shoot it.”