Personal: Born May 20, 1982 in Vancouver, Wash. ... Parents are Joe and Eka ... Twin sister, Crystal, was a starter at Florida who completed her career in 2004 ... Daughter, MacKenzie, was born on March 8, 2001 ... Originally signed to play at Santa Clara in 2000, but never took classes there and sat out the 2000 fall competitive season ... Served as senior class secretary of the student government at Hudson's Bay High School ... Played three years with the Washington state Olympic Development Program ... Participated with the Region IV ODP team that toured Europe ... Helped the Lake Oswego Soccer Club win the 1998 and 1999 state championships and advanced to the regional quarterfinals in 1999 ... Member of the Columbia Premier Soccer Club ... Played with the Seattle Sounders Select team, helping them reach the 2003 W-League semifinals ... Scored three goals in three regular-season appearances and netted five goals in three playoff games, including a pair in Seattle's Western Conference final win at Vancouver ... Threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game during the spring of 2004 ... Majored in economics ... She is currently a member of the U.S. National Team.
Washington: Completed her career as Washington's all-time leader in goals (43) and points (99) ... Led the Pac-10 Conference in goals as a junior (13) and senior (16) ... The only two-time conference Player of the Year in Pac-10 women's soccer history ... Was the recipient of the top Pac-10 honor as a senior in 2004 and junior in 2003 ... Washington's school record holder in career game-winning goals (18), points (99) and shots (231) ... Netted two hat tricks during her career and registered 13 multiple-goal games. 2004 (Senior) - Honored as a second-team All-American in 2004 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) after leading the Huskies to the best season in the program's history. Washington posted a 17-5-1 record and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second consecutive season ... Selected to the NSCAA's second-team All-Scholar team ... Tied Tami Bennett's UW record for most goals in a season (16) while setting new highs in game-winning goals (8) and points (37) ... Took team-high 82 shots ... Posted five multiple-goal games, including a pair of scores during UW's opening-round NCAA Tournament win over Birmingham Southern ... Distributed five game-winning assists ... Scored the Huskies' lone goal in a 1-0 Sweet 16 win over Maryland that sent the team into the Elite Eight for the first time ... Netted a golden goal against USC (Oct. 15) and assisted on two golden goals for teammates ...An honorable mention All-Pac-10 Academic Team memer. 2003 (Junior) - Played all 21 games, starting 19 of them ... Received All-America accolades from three publications ... The Soccer Post magazine selected Frimpong as one of three forwards on its second-team All-America squad ... She received third-team All-America recognition from Soccer Buzz and Soccer Times ... Was named the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year for women's soccer along with UCLA defender Nandi Pryce ... The second Pac-10 Player of the Year award recipient in Husky history, joining goalkeeper Hope Solo who garnered that honor following her junior season in 2001 ... A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Honored as a first-team All-West Region selection by Soccer Buzz and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ... The 13 goals scored by Frimpong represent the second highest single-season total in school history. Current UW assistant coach Tami Bennett established the school record with 16 goals during the 2000 campaign ... Frimpong nearly equaled the goal output from her first two years combined when she netted seven goals each season ... An honorable mention All-Pac-10 academic team selection. 2002 (Sophomore) - Played all 20 games, starting 17 of them ... Led the team with three game-winning goals, against Arkansas (Aug. 30), Oregon (Oct. 11) and Oregon State (Oct. 13) ... Opened the season with her second career hat trick, against Arkansas (Aug. 30) ... Tallied a pair of goals in a 2-1 win at Oregon (Oct. 11) ... Distributed four assists, including two that created game-winning opportunities ... Played during the summer with the Seattle Sounders women's team. 2001 (Freshman) - Played all 20 games, starting 10 of them ... Led the team with seven goals and ranked second on the squad with 14 total points despite returning from a year-long absence from soccer participation due to the birth of her daughter ... Registered a hat trick with three goals in a 4-0 win over Idaho (Sept. 9) ... Also had a multiple-goal outing at USC (Nov. 4), scoring twice against the Trojans in a 3-0 victory ... Netted two game-winning goals, against Idaho (Sept. 9) and at USC (Nov. 4) ... Tallied the second goal in UW's 2-0 triumph over San Diego (Nov. 16) in the first round of the NCAA Tourney.
Hudson's Bay High School: A four-time Greater Saint Helen's League first-team honoree ... Named the GSH league MVP in 1998 and 1999 ... Served as team captain her final two years ... Hudson's Bay won three Greater Saint Helen's League championships and reached the 1998 state quarterfinals ... Voted the Randy Myers Foundation Female Soccer Athlete of the Year in 1998 ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Placed eighth in the 100 meters at the 1999 Washington state championships ... Honored as the Randy Myers Foundation Female Track Athlete of the Year in 1999 ... Named the KVAN Radio and TV Female Athlete of the Year.
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
2001 20/10 43 7 0 14 2 0
2002 20/17 41 7 4 18 3 2
2003 21/19 65 13 4 30 5 1
2004 23/23 82 16 5 37 8 5
Totals 84/69 231 43 13 99 18 8
Frimpong news and features:
Q & A with Tina Frimpong - gohuskies.com (Nov. 18, 2004)
Pac-10 Honors Husky Forward Tina Frimpong - gohuskies.com (Oct. 26, 2004)
Soccer Mom - gohuskies.com (Oct.16, 2004)
Frimpong's School-Record Goal is Golden for UW Women - gohuskies.com (Oct. 16, 2004)
Q & A with Tina Frimpong - gohuskies.com (Sept. 22, 2004)
UW's Frimpong named a soccer All-American - Seattle Times (Feb. 4, 2004)
Sports Star Nominee: Frimpong met all goals - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Jan. 22, 2004)
UW's Tina Frimpong is Pac-10 Player of the Year - gohuskies.com (Nov. 13, 2003)
UW's devoted soccer mom - Seattle Times (Sept. 3, 2003)