Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Junior Crystal Bradford was named the NCAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week Tuesday. The national honor is the first of her career.
Bradford Named NCAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Mount Pleasant, Mich. - After tying the Mid-American Conference record with her 12th career MAC West Player of the Week honor just a day ago, Central Michigan junior Crystal Bradford earned NCAA Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career Tuesday morning, the organization announced. 

Bradford averaged 20.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 6.5 steals, 5.0 blocks and 4.0 assists per game as the Chippewas improved to 5-0 in MAC play with wins over Northern Illinois and Bowling Green. 

Bradford had double-doubles in each of the two contests, extending her consecutive games with a double-double streak to six. She now has 11 on the season and 35 in her career. 

She also set new career highs with eight steals and seven blocks versus Bowling Green, tying the CMU single-game record for blocks. 

The Detroit, Mich., native currently ranks in the top 40 nationally in four different categories including double-doubles (16th), rebounds per game (11th), steals per game (14th), scoring (36th). She is also just one of 16 players to record a triple double this season.

Bradford and the Chippewas will look to continue their hot play tomorrow evening when they travel to Kent, Ohio to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes. 

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