Natalie Giraldi
Natalie Giraldi
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bedford, N.H.
High School: Bedford
Major: Exercise Science

2017-18 Season: Won the 50-yard breaststroke title with a conference, pool and school-record mark of 30.12 at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship to earn All-Conference status ... Named to the GNAC Academic All-Conference Team ... Chosen to the North England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team ... Also won the 100-yard breaststroke and added a second-place showing in the 100-yard individual medley to go with a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and helped the team to wins in the 200 and 400-yard medley relays at the GNAC Championship in early December ... Captured the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association crown in the 50-yard breaststroke, while placing second in both the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard individual medley and also helped the Sharks to victories in the 200-yard medley relay in addition to second-place efforts in the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays at NEISDA and earned All-NEISDA status six times ...  Turned in 11 first-place efforts and seven second-place outings for the Sharks.

2016-17 Season: Helped the Sharks win the 400-yard medley relay, swimming the breaststroke leg to earn Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference status ... Named to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team and the GNAC All-Academic Team ... Placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke in addition to sixth-place efforts in the 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly events at the GNAC Championship on December 3 ... Won both the 50 and 100-yard breaststroke events at the NEISDA Championship to become just the third competitor in school history to win multiple events at meet on February 16 ... Her time of 30.24 in the 50-breaststroke broke her own school record and her second-place time of 1:01.54 in the 100-yard individual medley was also a new school standard ... Posted a school-record time of 1:05.83 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the ECAC Open Championships and placed 12th in the event on March 3 ... Helped the Sharks to three relay records with new marks in the 200-yard medley (1:47.87) and the 400-yard freestyle (3:31.75) at ECAC's and the 400-yard medley (3:56.59) at NEISDA ... Ranked fourth on the team with 230 points and posted 23 top-three finishes, including 16 wins and won 11 of 14 breaststroke events that she entered ... Won nine straight races from January 7 to February 16 with wins in the 50-yard breaststroke (3), 100-yard breaststroke (3), 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard IM and 200-yard IM.

2015-16 Season:
Posted a pair of wins at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship on December 5-6 and landed a spot on the All-Conference team ... Named to the GNAC All-Academic Team ... Tallied 74 points and broke GNAC records in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 31.13 and the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 1:07.40 ... Also helped Simmons win the 200-freestyle relay ... Recorded 37 top-three finishes and 12 wins ... Did not finish lower than third in any dual meet for the season and dominated the 50 and 100 breaststroke events, finishing either first or second 15 times ... Placed second at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championships in the 50-breaststroke with a season-best mark of 30.86, while finishing fourth in the 100-breaststroke as part of a 70-point effort for the meet ... Named the GNAC Athlete of the Week twice.

2014-15 Season:
Named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week a league-high seven times ... Scored 210 points to place second on the team and tops among rookies for the Sharks ... Posted 35 top-three finishes, including 17 first-place efforts ... Competed in eight different individual events and placed first in six different events during the season ... Placed first in five of seven 50-yard breaststroke races ... Scored 59 points at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship, fueled by winning the 50-yard breaststroke crown and finishing third in the 100-breaststroke on February 13-14 ... Also set the school record in the 50-breaststroke in the NEISDA preliminaries with a mark of 30.63 and helped the Sharks break the 200-medley relay record, swimming the breaststroke leg as part of a new school standard of 1:48.73 to finish third, while helping the 400-medley relay team turn in a third-place showing as well ... She also swam the second leg of the 200-freestyle relay, helping the Sharks secure a second-place finish to contribute to earning All-NEISDA status five times ... Broke the school mark in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:28.41 at the NEISDA Time Trials on February 21 ... Helped the Sharks to a fourth-place finish with a school-record time of 3:56.80 in the 400-medley relay on February 27 to March 1 and also placed 16th in the 100-breaststroke, while swimming a season-best 1:06.91 in the preliminaries in addition to posting a season-best mark of 25.10 in the 50-freestyle ... Racked up 32 points to tie for the second-most at the GNAC Swimming & Diving Championships on December 6-7 and boasted two first place finishes and a pair of second place efforts, including a pair of conference records with her two wins, posting a time of 31.28 in the 50-yard breaststroke, which was also a Holmes Sports Center Natatorium and a mark of 1:07.84 in the 100-breaststroke in addition to second-place showings in the 200-breaststroke and the 50-freestyle.

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in swimming and earned three letters in track & field for Bedford High School ... Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as a junior for the Bulldogs ... Earned Speedo Sectional and Super Sectional qualifying status for the Bulldogs swimming team ... Won the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I Breaststroke Championship as a junior and senior for BHS swimming ... Helped lead the Bedford High School swimming & diving team to the NHIAA Division I title as a senior ... Helped set the New Hampshire Swim Association 200-yard medley relay record ... Recipient of the Bulldog Award as a junior and senior as the Bedford High swimming team's high scorer ... Helped the BHS track & field team to a State Championship as a junior and senior ... Earned NHIAA Division I Qualifier status in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters as well as a spot in the Meet of Champions for the Bulldogs track & field squad as a junior and senior ... Qualified for the NHIAA Division II 100 meters as a sophomore for BHS track & field ... Graduated with a Diploma of Distinction from Bedford High School ... Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at BHS ... Member of the Girl Scouts of America ... Born September 28, 1995 ... Majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology and Nutrition at Simmons and would like to pursue a career with the United States Olympic Committee ... Daughter of Anna and Paul Giraldi ... Elected Class Vice-President of her class at Simmons ... Enjoys reading, baking, biking, skiing, hiking, rock climbing and traveling.