July 14, 2003
Women's Basketball Hires Former Player as Assistant Coach
July 14, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
The Santa Clara University women's basketball program has hired Jennifer Bradley as a graduate assistant coach, head coach Michelle Bento announced today. Bradley has already begun work on the Mission Campus and will share responsibilities related to all aspects of the program.
"I'm very excited to have Jen remain a part of our program," Bento said. "She had a great career at Santa Clara and is a terrific role model. I think her stepping into this position is going to be nothing but positive for our program."
Bradley was a regular in the Bronco rotation and was part of a program that reached four straight postseasons while averaging 20 wins. One of her most notable performances came in the opening game of the 2002 WCC tournament against San Diego, hitting three of four from behind the arc, scoring 11 points and notching a career-high four steals to lead the team out of a first-half deficit. A native of Arvada, Colo., Bradley had a chance to play in her home state at the 2002 NCAA Championship. That season, she received the Coaches award as one of the squad's most supportive teammates. This past year, she was honored by her teammates with the Christine Silvernail Award, a recognition given to the student-athlete that "best embodies what it means to be a Bronco."
Bradley graduated last month with a degree in communications and a minor in religious studies.