FRESHMAN SEASON (AT SOUTH DAKOTA):
As a freshman played in 18 games as a defender, starting 13 Played 1,322 minutes, fourth most on the team Recorded her first career assist against North Dakota on Aug. 26 Assisted on a second goal Oct. 5 against Omaha Took six shots, placing three on goal.
Was a three-year letterwinner at Anoka High School, where she was captain her senior season Was all-conference honorable mention during her senior year and named the Most Improved Player during her sophomore year Was a two-time state tournament participant as well Also competed in track and lacrosse.
Played for the Twin Cities Fire Soccer Club.
Daughter of Charlie and Lisa Giddings Kinesiology major Born June 12, 1994.
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