GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Colorado Mesa University Softball’s Ashley Bradford has been named to the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-American team. Bradford earned a second-team nod as one of 42 total student-athletes making up the three-team list. This latest accolade for Bradford is one of many including being named First Team All-Region as well as earning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year nod.
Bradford’s selection keeps the six-season run of All-Americans out of CMU Softball intact as well as making her the ninth Maverick in program history to receive such an honor. Standing alone, Bradford was the only All-American pick from the RMAC this season. Statistically, Bradford stood head and shoulders above the pack ranking amongst the conference’s top 10 in seven different offensive categories.
The redshirt junior from Tucson, Arizona, finished the 2022 campaign hitting .364 with 14 home runs, 13 doubles, four triples, and 41 RBIs. She also scored a team-high 51 runs while leading the Mavericks to their sixth consecutive RMAC Regular Season title.
Bradford also drew 23 walks and was hit by five pitches to finish with a .455 on-base percentage, the highest of the Mavericks’ regular starters. She also slugged at a strong .753 clip and stole a team-high 15 bases.