News release date: March 3, 1998

Despite Knee Injury, Bradford Earns
Fourth Consecutive All-Conference Honor

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Amanda Bradford, a 5-foot-10 senior forward on the women's basketball team at Whitman College, recently earned second-team all-conference honors for a fourth consecutive season in the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges (NCIC).

Bradford earned all-conference honors this winter despite missing six games with a knee injury that hampered her mobility throughout her entire senior season. She led Whitman in scoring average and steals for the fourth time in four seasons, and she topped her teammates in rebounding for the third time in her Whitman career.

Bradford averaged 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in her injury-plagued senior season. Counting conference games only, she averaged 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. A year ago as a junior, she averaged 18.8 points per game and led the NCIC in scoring.

Bradford finished her Whitman career with 1,401 total points, which ranks her No. 3 on the women's all-time scoring list at Whitman. She also ranks among the school's all-time career leaders in rebounds (688), steals (240) and assists (201).

Bradford is competing again this spring for the Whitman track & field team. A javelin thrower, she qualified for the NAIA national championships in each of her first three seasons, placing third, second and fourth at nationals.

An English major at Whitman, Bradford is the daughter of Carmen Bradford of Longview, Wash. Bradford is a graduate of R.A. Long High School in Longview.


Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information, (509) 527-5902
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