Prior to entering the coaching profession Blankenship was a standout student-athlete at Gettysburg College, where she finished her career as the all-time leader in both points (309) and assists (160). As a senior captain, she led the Bullets to their third consecutive Centennial Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals in 2004. She was named a first team All-American by the IWLCA/US Lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse, and Womenslacrosse.com and was selected as the Centennial Conference and ECAC Southern Player of the Year. Blankenship, who was also a second team Inside Lacrosse All-American as a junior, put up back-to-back 100-point seasons in her final two years with the Bullets, breaking the single-season school record for assists in each of those seasons.
Blankenship graduated from Gettysburg with a bachelor's degree in Spanish in 2004. She also earned a master's degree from Washington in psychology in 2008.
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