THE WEEKLYS ON BRADSHAW:
"A raw talent whose strongest asset is her hitting ability, Whitney can play any infield or outfield position in our scheme of things. Although she needs a lot of work to be able to elevate her game from the high school level to the style of Division I softball, Whitney has a positive attitude and the desire to succeed."
A four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at Powell High School?The Lady Panthers claimed regional and district crowns for the past two seasons?Voted as the district tournament's most valuable player last spring?Earned all-region, all-district and All-Knoxville Interscholastic League accolades in 2000 and 2001?As a senior, she twirled eight shutouts and fired three no-hitters?Struck out 184 hitters in 189.2 innings of work and registered a 1.33 earned run average?Swiped 14 bases?Co-holder of a state record with seven RBI in one game?Also established her high school's mark with 16 Ks in one outing?Also earned three varsity letters in basketball and one in volleyball.
Majoring in anthropology?Hopes to attend graduate school in order to become a forensic anthropologist?Maintains several superstitions when playing softball: must adjust her visor before every play, needs to throw something out of the batter's box before each plate appearance and she does not step on any of the lines on the field?Former teammates playing collegiately include Lindsey French (Georgia Southern) and Jessica Nance (Kentucky)?Has an older sister, Mandy Steinbacher, 24?Whitney Tyler Bradshaw was born Dec. 7, 1982, in Knoxville...Her parents are Gary and Rhonda Bradshaw?Her mother is a graduate of UT.