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Bradford Earns Third Team Academic All-American Honors
Alyssa Bradford was named a Third Team Academic All-American. (Ray Acevedo)
Alyssa Bradford was named a Third Team Academic All-American. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Valparaiso University’s Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) has been named to the ESPN the Magazine women’s track and field/cross country Academic All-America Third Team, as voted on by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).  Bradford is the fourth Crusader athlete to earn Academic All-American honors this academic year.

Bradford earns the Academic All-American honor, following her second consecutive First Team Academic All-District accolade, after a stellar final season across all three sports.  The senior finished among Valpo’s top-five runners five times during the cross country campaign and paced the Crusader contingent twice, including at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.  She earned three third-place finishes during the indoor track and field season in the 800m run, and also posted four top-tens outdoors in the same event.  Bradford ran a season-best time in the 800m run of 2:18.12 at the Horizon League Championships outdoors, fifth-best in Crusader history.

In the classroom, Bradford holds a perfect 4.00 GPA while working towards a master’s degree in secondary education after posting a 3.975 GPA as an undergrad.  A four-time Academic All-League honoree, she shared Valpo’s Laurel Award, honoring the senior student athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.  Bradford has earned Presidential academic honors and been placed on the Dean’s List during her time at Valpo, while also earning a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

Bradford joins Jackie Kondratko (women’s soccer, First Team), Adam Rundh (football, First Team) and Angie Porché (volleyball, Third Team) as Crusaders honored on Academic All-American teams during the 2009-2010 academic year.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler