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Mejia on All-America 2nd team, Bradford gets honorable mention

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon University’s Remi Mejia has been voted onto the NAIA All-America second team and Toria Bradford received honorable mention, the national office announced.

Mejia and Bradford, both senior guards, were also All-Cascade Conference picks and led the Raiders to a 28-5 record. They were eliminated in the NAIA Division II Tournament’s round of 16 by Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), which went on to win the national championship on Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mejia finished with 590 points, the fifth-most in SOU single-season history, on an average of 17.9 per game. She set the team’s single-season record for 3-point makes with 101, ranking 10th in the country with 3.1 makes per game, and was also No. 15 on the national list in steals per game (2.9). Following the national tournament, she was also awarded by the media the Hustle Award of the Year for her play in Sioux City.

Mejia is the 11th player in team history, and the fourth in four years, to make one of the three All-America teams. A total of 30 players were honored this season.

Bradford averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists - both career-highs - along with 2.3 steals during her third and final season at SOU. On the Raiders’ career lists, she finished fifth in steals (247) and ninth in assists (330). She played in 17 total postseason games and the Raiders went 88-12 overall during her stay.