KANSAS CITY – Taylor University's Kendall Bradbury was named an NAIA Division II Third-Team All-American on Thursday, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Bradbury joins Natalie Steele and Paige Rudolph as the only three players in program history to receive the accolade more than once in a career and gives the TU program its 12th NAIA All-American award after being named an Honorable Mention All-American a year ago. The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native also became the fastest to 1,000 career points in program history.
The NAIA Division II Women's Basketball All-American list consisted of 60 student-athletes with 10 spots on each of the first, second and third teams and 30 on the honorable mention list. Of the 60 student-athletes to be honored, Bradbury was one of eight sophomores to be selected as an All-American.
In addition to being named NAIA Third-Team All-American, Bradbury also earned First-Team All-Crossroads League and CoSIDA All-District II honors, while racking up five Crossroads League Player of the Week awards.
Bradbury was one of only three players to rank in the top-20 in the NAIA in both scoring and rebounding average, as her 21.5 points per game ranked third in the nation and her 9.5 rebounds per game rated 17th. Additionally, the sophomore was 12th in the NAIA with 14 double-doubles in 31 games for the Purple and Gold.
Taylor has now claimed five NAIA All-American awards during the 2016-2017 year.