Bradley Named Athlete of the Year
4 May 2017
Photo courtesy NICA
College of Environmental Design student Megan Bradley (BA Landscape Architecture ‘18) was named Female Athlete of the Year by Cal Sports on April 26.
“It’s an honor to have my achievements be recognized by UC Berkeley,” said Bradley. “They took into account not only the time I put into my sport but also the commitment I have for Cal Cycling, as being president requires a lot of organizational skills to keep the team running. It takes a lot of dedication to a sport to also reach goals like winning nationals and being the Omnium champion for competitive women’s field.”
Competing against 34 other top athletes from other sports such as volleyball, baseball, golf, fencing, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and water polo, Bradley’s accomplishments in cycling stand out as she has earned the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Omnium as the leader in cross country, short track, downhill, dual slalom and super D for two consecutive years.
In addition, Bradley was a gold medalist at the 2016 USA National Mountain Bike Championship, and was also awarded the prestigious NICA Rider of the Year award by InterBike last fall.
Bradley is now training for her next race, 24 Hours Adrenalin, to be held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, this July. She will be racing in a co-ed team consisting of five racers, all of whom are her high school coaches and trainers.
“I will be training to ride and race at night over the next 10 weeks,” said Bradley, who will be returning home. “I will be training and working in Lake Arrowhead all summer,” said Bradley.