Natalie Giraldi
Natalie Giraldi
Height: 5-5
Year: First Year
Hometown: Bedford, N.H.
High School: Bedford
Major: Physical Therapy

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 Physical Therapy at Simmons ... Daughter of Anna and Paul Giraldi.