James  Gifford
James Gifford


Niskayuna, NY

High School:

Last College:
St. Bonaventure


GENERAL: 2008-09 team co-captain along with Dan Abbondandolo...A two year transfer from St. Bonaventure....Expected to step right in as one of the key performers this year.

SPRING 2008: Competed in all five spring events...Had strongest showing at Mount St. Mary's Invitational (4/18-19) shooting 75-75-79 (229) in finishing tied for 36th overall...Tied for 30th overall in spring opener at the Lonnie Barton Invitational (3/10-11).

FALL 2007: Posted a 154 (76-78) in season opener at Keenan Invitational...Shot his way to a tie for 46th in Cornell Invitational, 233 (80-79-74)...Tied for 26th in Hofstra Invitational, shooting a season best 153 (78-75)...Finished the fall season with a tie for 25th by shooting 163 (82-81) in LeHigh Invitational.

BEFORE SIENA: Transferred to Siena from St. Bonaventure...Played three years of golf at Shenendehowa High School...Named a Shenendehowa Trophy Winner...Scholar Athlete Award winner.

PERSONAL: Born March 4, 1987...Son of Michael and Wendy Gifford...Has a sister Erica who attends SUNY-Oneonta...An Accounting Major...Chose Siena "to be closer to home"...Enjoys playing basketball.

WRONOWSKI ON GIFFORD "I expect Jim to lend some valuable experience to a fairly young team."