POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College announced the addition of a third recruit to its women's basketball program on Friday as Jessica Bradley demonstrated her intent to attend GMC in the fall of 2017 by making a financial commitment.
"We are happy to add Jessica Bradley to our women's basketball program," said Head Coach Brad Rideout. "Jessica is a solid student-athlete who will be both an outstanding student and member of the GMC community. She is a great teammate who has a yearning to continue her growth on the basketball court."
Bradley; a native of Milwaukie, Oregon; is a 5'6" point guard who played high school basketball for The Portland Waldorf Wolfpack and developed significantly over her career to the point where progressed from an honorable mention as a Class 1A Valley 10 All-League player to a Second Teamer as a junior and senior.
Over the course of her career the four-year standout averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.6 assists per game. Her high school coach, Kris Leatherman, believes she will successfully be able to parlay her skills to the collegiate level.
"Jessica is one of the most gifted athletes I have ever coached in my 15 years of coaching," said Leatherman. "[S]he showed up every day willing to work hard and lead her team. I have no doubts she will succeed at the next level."
For Bradley, Green Mountain was immediately an excellent fit for her as she looked for an institution at which she could start a Wilderness and Outdoor Therapy program.
"I was looking for a college that not only offered the programs that I was interested in, but for a community of supportive, like-minded people," said Bradley. "I am confident that I found this at Green Mountain College, and I am looking forward to becoming a part of this community."