Bradbury Named TU’s Female Athlete of the Year
UPLAND, Ind. – Kendall Bradbury capped her record-setting 2017-2018 year by being selected as Taylor’s Female Athlete of the Year, as voted on by members of the TU athletics department.
The award is designed to recognize TU’s top female student-athlete among freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors based on athletic accomplishments throughout the current year.
“Kendall had an amazing junior year and most of it was in part to the dedication of her and her teammates to play their roles,” said TU women’s basketball head coach Jody Martinez. “Kendall is a very talented basketball player but she is an even better person. This recognition is not only an individual award but a team award.”
Bradbury averaged 23.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for Taylor during the 2017-2018 campaign, earning NAIA First-Team All-American and First-Team All-Crossroads League honors, while picking up eight-of-19 Player-of-the-Week awards for the CL and earning one NAIA National Player-of-the-Week nod.
The high scoring forward set TU’s single-season records with 810 points and 296 made field goals and also broke the program’s single-game scoring mark with 41 points in a win over nationally-ranked Olivet Nazarene. Bradbury moved into third on TU’s all-time scoring charts with 2,052 points, becoming the program’s fastest to 2,000 points and ending the year just 132 points shy of a new program record.
Bradbury led all NAIA Division II players in total points and scoring average, ranked fifth in total rebounds and helped Taylor post a 24-11 overall record. TU scored seven wins over Top-25 foes, advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament Round of 16 and posted the second-highest win total in program history.
Anthony Named TU’s Male Athlete of the Year
UPLAND, Ind. – Caleb Anthony added another major accomplishment to his resume on Wednesday, being named Taylor’s Male Athlete of the Year, as voted on by members of the TU athletics department.
The award is designed to recognize TU’s top male student-athlete among freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors based on athletic accomplishments throughout the current year.
“Caleb is a tremendous student-athlete who represents the best of what Taylor athletics is all about,” reflected TU men’s track and field assistant coach Lance Vanderberg. “He thrived in the hurdle events this year with multiple All-American performances. It was thrilling to watch him win the NAIA National Championship in the 400-meter hurdles under the guidance of Coach Bowers.”
In addition to the national title in the 400-meter hurdles at the outdoor championships, Anthony finished third at the meet in the 110-meter hurdles and took fourth at the indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles to earn NAIA All-American honors in all three events.
Prior to racing to the All-American awards in the 60, 110 and 400-meter hurdles, Anthony won those races at the Crossroads League Championships to help the Trojans to a second-place team showing at the CL Indoor Championships and a fourth-place finish at the CL Outdoor Championships. Anthony and the Trojans finished 21st and 20th in the team standings at the NAIA National Championships.
Anthony was a three-time Crossroads League Track Athlete of the Week, helped set the program’s new 4×100-meter relay record and posted top-three times on TU’s all-time charts in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles.