Broken record in Florida

THEA HEDEMANN ’15 had a record day February 20 at the Lady Moc Classic at Lakeland, Florida.

Hedemann shot a school- and tournament-record 68, four-under-par for the course at the Club at Eaglebrooke. Fellow Canadian and teammate KELLY AMUNDRUD ’12 finished the 54-hole tournament tied at 225, six shots off the lead at the team’s spring opener. 

Hedemann’s record broke the previous record by a stroke. That was held by BARI ERAIS ’09, MEGHAN LeBLANC ’06, and KELLY DILLON ’02

Hedemann and Amundrud shared Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week honors for their play at the tournament. 


A first for BU tennis

ARTHUR ROMANET ’14 became the first Bradley player ever to win a singles-flight title January 22 at the State Farm MVC Individual Championships in Des Moines. 

He rallied for a 3-set victory and the Flight 7 crown over Kester Black of Wichita State, winning the third set in a tiebreaker. Romanet, an economics major from Barcelona, Spain, is the team’s co-captain.

“We can achieve great things, but we need to believe in ourselves,” said Romanet, adding he hoped it was a start for continued success for the Bradley tennis squad. 

At the same event, ERIC NGUYEN ’13 lost his Flight 6 title match to Jonathan Hadas of Drake 6-3, 6-3. 

“Winning the conference at the No. 7 position definitely sets the tone for our season,” said their coach, Jesse Plote. 

At the conference meet, the Braves finished with a 13-12 singles record, playing without No. 1 player GABRIEL TOWNES '14, who was out with an injury. In doubles competition, Bradley finished 3-6.

— Bob Grimson ’81


Gaul with LA Galaxy

Former Bradley soccer star BRYAN GAUL ’12 gained a spot on the roster of the defending MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy for the 2012 season. He was drafted by the Major League Soccer team in the first round of the league’s supplemental draft in January. 

Gaul, a three-time All-Missouri Valley selection, led the Braves to consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. The Naperville native shared the MVC regular-season scoring lead in 2010 and tied for second in the conference in goals and points in 2011. 

The 6-foot-5 left-footer ended his BU career fifth in scoring, tied for fourth in goals, and second in career game-winning goals. 

Gaul is the eighth Bradley player drafted by an MLS team and the fourth Bradley player taken by the Galaxy. Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/soccerpros for a complete list, and bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/gaul for coach Jim DeRose’s thoughts on Gaul’s experience.