UPLAND, Ind. – Kendall Bradbury of the Taylor University women's basketball team was named CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District II, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.
The award is designed to recognize student-athletes for outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the field or court of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have reached sophomore status academically and have participated in over half of the team's competitions during the current season.
Bradbury owns a 3.33 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in exercise science and was among a group of 22 student-athletes to be honored as a First-Team Academic All-District selection from the College Division, which includes all NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. Bradbury was the lone representative from the Crossroads League and one of only four sophomores in the College Division to receive the award.
The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native enjoyed a record-setting freshman campaign a year ago, as Bradbury was named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, Second-Team All-Crossroads League and Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year after setting the TU single-season freshman scoring record and the TU single-game scoring record. This year, the sophomore ranks third in NAIA Division II in scoring average (21.5 points per game) and 16th in rebounding average (9.4 rebounds per game), while also becoming the fastest to 1,000 career points in program history. Additionally, the forward has collected five Crossroads League Player-of-the-Week honors this season, the most in the league.
Bradbury is the 13th Taylor student-athlete to receive Academic All-District recognition during the 2016-2017 campaign and will now be placed on the national ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on February 27.