2009: Named to the NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...Appeared in all 18 games and made 16 starts...Tallied two goals on just three shots and added an assist for five points...Scored on a penalty shot for her first career goal in double overtime defeat at Holy Cross (9/16)...Scored a goal and added an assist in victory over Robert Morris (10/11).
2008: Appeared in 10 games, making two starts on defense her freshman season...Earned the start in first career collegiate appearance at Colgate (8/30).
BEFORE SIENA: Earned four letters at defense and midfield for Columbia...Times Union First Team All-Star...Also garnered Scholar Athlete, Team Sportsmanship and MVP awards...Empire State Games Bronze medalist...Four-time letterwinner in lacrosse earning Honorable Mention accolades.
PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1990 in New Hartford, N.Y....The daughter of Donald and Shireen Gifford...Has an older brother who attends the University at Buffalo...Enjoys firefighting in her free time...A biology/biochemistry major who plans a future career in the medical field.
WHY I CHOSE SIENA: "I chose Siena College because everyone seemed really friendly and I don't think I have ever met someone who did not completely love it there. It has a good program for my major and I wanted to play field hockey and the team was so close."
GETTING TO KNOW JENNA GIFFORD
My favorite artist is: Red Hot Chili Peppers or Streetlight Manifesto
Favorite Athlete: Bernie Williams (even though he doesn't play anymore)
The thing I like most about Siena is: Bingo night
Funniest Player on the Team is: Morgann McCarthy
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Dan Potthast (lead singer of Streetlight Manifesto). He seems pretty chill... and he refuses to be treated like some celebrity
My favorite book: Psychopath by Keith Ablow
My favorite movie: The Waterboy
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Soft serve orange and vanilla twist