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Alyssa Bradford
2008-09 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
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YR.
Jr./Jr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Mukwonago, Wis.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Mukwonago
Alyssa Bradford

2009 (Track and Field): Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week Feb. 20 after registering a pair of podium finishes at the Chicagoland Championships ... ran to a fourth-place finish at indoor league meet and a ninth-place finish at the outdoor championships in the 800m run ... posted Valpo season-best time indoors of 2:19.32 in the 800m and was second-fastest on team with a mile time of 5:16.02 ... also paced Valpo outdoors in the 800m run (2:18.80) and 1,500m run (4:53.24) ... named to Academic All-League team during both indoor and outdoor seasons ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters. 

2008 (Cross Country): Competed in all six races for the Crusaders as a junior ... finished among Valpo’s top five runners twice ... cut nine seconds off of previous career-best 5K time at Indiana Intercollegiates, crossing line in 20:19 ... slashed over a half-minute off of that time in Valpo’s next race at the Notre Dame Invitational, completing the 5K course as the Crusaders’ fourth-fastest runner in 19:44 ... ran at both the Horizon League Championships and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention for both the fall and spring semesters ... named to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V women’s track and field/cross country First Team.

2008 (Track and Field): Posted Valpo season-best times indoors in the 800m run (2:23.63, at Milwaukee) and mile run (5:19.30, HL Championships) ... was the top Crusader outdoors in the 800m run (2:22.46, HL Championships) and 1,500m run (4:59.90, HL Championships) ... also ranked among Valpo’s best indoors in the 3,000m run and outdoors in the 5,000m run ... crossed the line first in the 800m run at the Ted Haydon Invitational during the outdoor campaign ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters ... earned Valpo Presidential academic honors.

2007 (Cross Country): Ran in six races for Valpo as a sophomore, contributing to the team score five times ... opened season with 40th-place showing at Crusader Invitational, the third Valpo runner across the line ... cut almost a full minute off of her career-best 5K time, running at 20:28 at both the Notre Dame Invitational and the Evansville Invitational ... competed at the Horizon League Championships ... the fourth Valpo runner across the line at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters.

2007 (Track and Field): Ran in five indoor and five outdoor meets for the Crusaders as a freshman ... earned All Mid-Con indoor honors as part of third-place distance medley relay squad ... finished third out of 12 runners in the 800m run indoors at the Boilermaker Invitational ... crossed the line second in the 800m run at the Puma Invitational, running a season-best outdoor time of 2:29.50 ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic team ... named to the Fall 2007 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Cross Country): Ran five times for the Crusaders ... debuted at the Crusader Invitational, placing 47th with a time of 17:17 over 4K ... ran best 5K time at the Indiana Intercollegiates, finishing in 21:11.6 and defeating 97 runners ... posted best 6K time of the season at the Mid-Con Championships with a time of 25:51.08 ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.

Prep: Earned four letters in track and field and three letters in cross country with the Indians ... member of All-State 4x800m relay squad in 2003 ... 4x800m relay team also qualified for state meet in 2005 and 2006 ... state-qualifier in 1,600m run in 2005 ... served as a co-captain of cross country squad as a senior, earning team’s Most Dedicated and Most Valuable Runner awards ... also won Most Dedicated award and was named team’s Most Valuable Runner in 2003 ... also played one year of basketball ... a member of National Honor Society ... was class valedictorian.

Personal: Alyssa is the daughter of Wally and Christine Bradford ... is working towards a master’s degree in secondary education ... has earned Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born January 17, 1988.

2008-09 Women's Track & Field
Amy AndersonSprints/HurdlesSo./So./So.
Jorie BallunDistanceSo./So./So.
Amanda BodySprints/JumpsSr./Sr./Sr.
Whitney BowmanDistanceJr./So./So.
Alyssa BradfordDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Angie BrownThrowsSo./So./So.
Sara ChristensenDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Kristine ClayDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Alison EyerJumps/SprintsSo./Fr./Fr.
Julie FlowersThrowsSr./Sr./Sr.
Lydia HurlbertThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Natalie McCorristonThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Laura RolfDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Windy Santa CruzDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Caitlin SauerhageDistanceJr./So./So.
Emily ThompsonDistanceJr./So./So.
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo