A first for Bradley baseball
Two Bradley baseball players, CHRIS GODINEZ ’15 (at right) and MAX MURPHY ’15, have been named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball. They are the third and fourth Bradley players ever to receive the honor, and it’s the first time the University has had two players selected in a season.
Murphy, a centerfielder, hit a home run for his first collegiate hit and was the only Bradley player to play in all 55 of the team’s games. He had two 11-game hitting streaks, and his spectacular catches in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament were featured on national TV.
Godinez started the season as a reserve but moved into a starting role because of team injuries. He responded by leading Bradley with a .320 batting average, 33 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases to earn second-team, all-MVC honors.
Golfer KELLY AMUNDRUD ’12 added another honor this spring when she was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-American. She was a third-team Capital One All-American a year ago.
Student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve on their team, maintain a 3.3 grade point average, and have sophomore standing to be eligible for the All-American award. Amundrud, an accounting major, has a 3.94 GPA. She was a three-time Capital One Academic All-District selection and a three-time choice as a top scholar-athlete by the Missouri Valley Conference.
The 2010–2011 MVC Golfer of the Year, she was a two-time all-conference pick. She will graduate in December.