false
353
Tuesday 04/15
Stephen F. Austin
2
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/13
LSU
4
Baseball
10
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
1
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 04/12
South Carolina
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/12
LSU
5
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
4
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 04/11
LSU
5
Baseball
3
Friday 04/11
South Carolina
10
Softball
11
Wednesday 04/09
UNLV
2
Baseball
9
Wednesday 04/09
Tulsa
4
Softball
1
Tuesday 04/08
UNLV
10
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/06
University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 04/06
Tennessee
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 04/06
Aggie Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
301
Sunday 04/06
Final Round
Golf - Women
Saturday 04/05
South Carolina
0
Baseball
7
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 2)
4
Softball
3
Saturday 04/05
NCAA Regional Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 1)
12
Softball
1
Saturday 04/05
Aggie Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
606
Saturday 04/05
Second/Third Round Matches
0
Golf - Women
2
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 04/04
Alabama
8
Softball
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
4
Friday 04/04
University of Georgia
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/04
Georgia
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 04/04
Louisiana Tech
0
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 04/04
First Round
Golf - Women
291
Wednesday 04/02
Nebraska
6
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Nebraska
3
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Missouri State
0
Softball
9
Sunday 03/30
Mississippi State
5
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/30
Texas A&M
11
Softball
7
Sunday 03/30
University of South Carolina
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 03/30
South Carolina
4
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 2)
9
Softball
8
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 1)
8
Softball
7
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Women
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 03/28
Florida
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/28
University of Florida
3
Tennis - Men
4
Wednesday 03/26
Mississippi Valley State
0
Baseball
3
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
12
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
3
Softball
1
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
4
Softball
7
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
6
Tuesday 03/25
Bethune-Cookman
1
Tennis - Women
6
Tuesday 03/25
North Florida
2
Tennis - Women
5
Tuesday 03/25
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Monday 03/24
California
75
Basketball - Men
64
Monday 03/24
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
569
Sunday 03/23
Oral Roberts
0
Tennis - Women
6
Sunday 03/23
Ole Miss
7
Softball
15
Sunday 03/23
Alabama
0
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
4
Tennis - Men
2
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
1
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/22
Alabama
1
Baseball
2
Saturday 03/22
SEC Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/22
Ole Miss
13
Softball
6
Saturday 03/22
Second/Third Rounds
Golf - Women
882
Friday 03/21
Alabama
17
Baseball
9
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
11
Softball
4
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Men
2
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/21
First Round
Golf - Women
302
Wednesday 03/19
Memphis
0
Softball
4
Wednesday 03/19
Grambling State
0
Baseball
8
Tuesday 03/18
Indiana State
71
Basketball - Men
91
Tuesday 03/18
Grambling State
3
Baseball
4
Sunday 03/16
Florida
3
Baseball
9
Sunday 03/16
Missouri
3
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/15
Florida
1
Baseball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G2)
8
Softball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G1)
4
Softball
5
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 03/14
Oklahoma
Gymnastics
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
Florida
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/14
Tennessee
9
Softball
2
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M University
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
0
Tennis - Women
5
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
1
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 03/13
South Carolina - 2nd Round
71
Basketball - Men
69
Wednesday 03/12
Tulsa
6
Softball
1
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 2)
2
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/09
Mississippi Valley State
5
Softball
13
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 1)
4
Baseball
3
Sunday 03/09
University of Alabama
3
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 03/09
Bradley
1
Softball
9
Sunday 03/09
Alabama
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/09
Bradley vs. Mississippi Valley State
Softball
Sunday 03/09
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 03/08
Nebraska
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/08
Bradley
2
Softball
4
Saturday 03/08
Tulane
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/08
Alabama
83
Basketball - Men
58
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State
4
Softball
20
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State vs. Bradley
Softball
Saturday 03/08
Second Round
Golf - Women
597
Friday 03/07
San Francisco
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/07
Auburn University
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 03/07
Auburn
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/07
First Round
Golf - Women
297
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
63
Basketball - W
62
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
80
Basketball - Men
110
Tuesday 03/04
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
287
Monday 03/03
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
296
Monday 03/03
IPFW (Cancelled)
Baseball
Sunday 03/02
MISSOURI
70
Basketball - W
72
Sunday 03/02
University of Kentucky
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 03/02
Kentucky
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/02
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
Saturday 03/01
Drake
7
Softball
4
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
3
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
75
Basketball - Men
87
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech
1
Softball
9
Saturday 03/01
Drake vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
Drake
6
Softball
10
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt
6
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 02/28
South Alabama
1
Baseball
12
Friday 02/28
Stephen F. Austin
7
Softball
6
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt University
7
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Drake
Softball
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 02/27
TEXAS A&M
77
Basketball - W
54
Thursday 02/27
No. 17/15 Kentucky
67
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
0
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 02/23
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/23
LSU
53
Basketball - W
57
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
1
Tennis - Men
6
Sunday 02/23
Harvard
4
Softball
9
Sunday 02/23
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
282
Saturday 02/22
Mississippi State
69
Basketball - Men
73
Saturday 02/22
Florida Gulf Coast
7
Softball
14
Saturday 02/22
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Saturday 02/22
Oklahoma State University
5
Tennis - Men
2
Saturday 02/22
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Saturday 02/22
Villanova
0
Softball
12
Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/22
Alex Wilson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/21
Kentucky
Gymnastics
Friday 02/21
Eastern Illinois
2
Baseball
6
Friday 02/21
North Dakota
1
Softball
20
Friday 02/21
Eastern Michigan
0
Softball
13
Friday 02/21
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
VANDERBILT
56
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
South Carolina
64
Basketball - Men
71
Wednesday 02/19
Northwestern State
1
Softball
9
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
Third Round
Golf - Women
867
Monday 02/17
Second Round
Golf - Women
571
Sunday 02/16
Appalachian State
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/16
UMKC
0
Softball
10
Sunday 02/16
Purdue
5
Tennis - Women
2
Sunday 02/16
UMKC vs. Butler
Softball
Sunday 02/16
Gator Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Sunday 02/16
First Round
Golf - Women
288
Saturday 02/15
St. John's
0
Softball
10
Saturday 02/15
LSU
70
Basketball - Men
81
Saturday 02/15
Butler vs. UMKC
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Appalachian State
6
Baseball
7
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/15
Jackson State vs. St. John's
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Gator Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
570
Saturday 02/15
Husky Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
UMKC vs. Jackson State
Softball
Friday 02/14
University of Tulsa
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 02/14
Florida
Gymnastics
Friday 02/14
Appalachian State
2
Baseball
12
Friday 02/14
St. John's
1
Softball
8
Friday 02/14
St. John's vs. UMKC
Softball
Friday 02/14
Oklahoma
5
Tennis - Women
2
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/14
Jackson State vs. Butler
Softball
Thursday 02/13
ALABAMA
55
Basketball - W
75
Thursday 02/13
Butler
1
Softball
8
Thursday 02/13
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Thursday 02/13
Jackson State
0
Softball
8
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
Sunday 02/09
Purdue University
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/09
Baylor
5
Softball
0
Saturday 02/08
Washington
6
Softball
1
Saturday 02/08
Vanderbilt
75
Basketball - Men
77
Saturday 02/08
San Diego
1
Softball
10
Saturday 02/08
Armory Collegiate Invite
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/08
New Mexico Collegiate Classic
T&F - Men
Friday 02/07
UNLV
4
Softball
12
Friday 02/07
LSU
Gymnastics
Friday 02/07
UC Davis
5
Softball
4
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Thursday 02/06
FLORIDA
49
Basketball - W
55
Wednesday 02/05
Alabama
58
Basketball - Men
65
Sunday 02/02
AUBURN
56
Basketball - W
48
Sunday 02/02
University of Minnesota
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/02
Oklahoma State
6
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 02/01
LSU
88
Basketball - Men
74
Saturday 02/01
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/01
Vanderbilt
83
Swim & Dive
203
Saturday 02/01
Kansas
91
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 02/01
Southern Illinois
0
Tennis - Women
7
Friday 01/31
Auburn
Gymnastics
Friday 01/31
North Texas
0
Tennis - Women
7
Thursday 01/30
TENNESSEE
70
Basketball - W
60
Tuesday 01/28
Missouri
75
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 01/26
Georgia
5
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 01/26
KENTUCKY
68
Basketball - W
58
Saturday 01/25
Auburn
67
Basketball - Men
86
Saturday 01/25
Clemson
19
Swim & Dive
230
Saturday 01/25
East Tennessee State University
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 01/25
Rice
86
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 01/25
Cherry and Silver Collegiate Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 01/24
Alabama
Gymnastics
Friday 01/24
Dartmouth College
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 01/24
Kansas State
2
Tennis - Women
4
Wednesday 01/22
Tennessee
81
Basketball - Men
74
Sunday 01/19
Wichita State
3
Tennis - Women
4
Sunday 01/19
OLE MISS
65
Basketball - W
68
Sunday 01/19
University of Texas
7
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 01/19
Wichita State
2
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 01/18
Georgia
66
Basketball - Men
61
Friday 01/17
Missouri
Gymnastics
Friday 01/17
Arkansas vs Texas Dual
68
T&F - Men
102
Friday 01/17
Arkansas vs Texas Dual
63
T&F - Women
91
Friday 01/17
Mercer University
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 01/17
Mercer University
2
Tennis - Men
5
Thursday 01/16
GEORGIA
60
Basketball - W
58
Tuesday 01/14
No. 13/12 Kentucky
85
Basketball - Men
87
Sunday 01/12
MISSISSIPPI STATE
54
Basketball - W
50
Saturday 01/11
No. 10/11 Florida
84
Basketball - Men
82
Saturday 01/11
Alabama
172
Swim & Dive
128
Saturday 01/11
Kentucky
143.5
Swim & Dive
156.5
Friday 01/10
Western Michigan, Bridgeport
Gymnastics
Friday 01/10
Arkansas Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 01/10
Arkansas Invitational
T&F - Men
Thursday 01/09
FLORIDA
59
Basketball - W
52
Wednesday 01/08
Texas A&M
69
Basketball - Men
53
Sunday 01/05
MISSOURI
66
Basketball - W
69
Saturday 01/04
UTSA
71
Basketball - Men
104
Thursday 01/02
SOUTH CAROLINA
55
Basketball - W
51
Saturday 12/28
High Point
48
Basketball - Men
89
Saturday 12/28
Mississippi Valley State
54
Basketball - W
100
Saturday 12/21
South Alabama
60
Basketball - Men
72
Friday 12/20
Tennessee Tech
53
Basketball - W
79
Thursday 12/19
Tennessee-Martin
56
Basketball - Men
102
Thursday 12/12
Savannah State
43
Basketball - Men
72
Tuesday 12/10
Tulsa
43
Basketball - W
81
Saturday 12/07
Northwestern State
53
Basketball - W
74
Saturday 12/07
Clemson
68
Basketball - Men
74
Friday 12/06
Creighton
3
Volleyball
1
Wednesday 12/04
Kansas
53
Basketball - W
64
Tuesday 12/03
Southeastern Louisiana
65
Basketball - Men
111
Saturday 11/30
Binghamton
23
Basketball - W
72
Friday 11/29
Southeast Missouri
37
Basketball - W
88
Friday 11/29
LSU
31
Football
27
Wednesday 11/27
Missouri
0
Volleyball
3
Wednesday 11/27
No. 11 Gonzaga
91
Basketball - Men
81
Tuesday 11/26
Minnesota
73
Basketball - Men
87
Monday 11/25
California
85
Basketball - Men
77
Sunday 11/24
Western Michigan
46
Basketball - W
61
Sunday 11/24
Mississippi State
0
Volleyball
3
Sunday 11/24
Duke
2
Soccer
2
Saturday 11/23
NCAA Championship
CC - Women
Saturday 11/23
Mississippi State
24
Football
17
Saturday 11/23
NCAA Championship
CC - Men
Saturday 11/23
Missouri Invite - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Friday 11/22
Missouri State
44
Basketball - W
78
Friday 11/22
South Carolina
0
Volleyball
3
Friday 11/22
St. John's (NY)
0
Soccer
1
Friday 11/22
Missouri Invite - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Thursday 11/21
Missouri Invite - Day One
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 11/19
Middle Tennessee State
51
Basketball - W
66
Monday 11/18
SMU
78
Basketball - Men
89
Saturday 11/16
Furman
45
Basketball - W
74
Friday 11/15
Oklahoma State
1
Soccer
2
Friday 11/15
Louisiana
63
Basketball - Men
76
Friday 11/15
NCAA South Central Regional
CC - Women
Friday 11/15
NCAA South Central Regional
CC - Men
Wednesday 11/13
Oral Roberts
33
Basketball - W
91
Sunday 11/10
Auburn
3
Volleyball
1
Saturday 11/09
Missouri State
88.5
Swim & Dive
203.5
Saturday 11/09
Ole Miss
34
Football
24
Friday 11/08
SIU-Edwardsville
65
Basketball - Men
99
Friday 11/08
Alabama
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 11/08
Sam Houston State (Elementary Day)
45
Basketball - W
81
Wednesday 11/06
No. 1 Florida
1
Soccer
0
Tuesday 11/05
Northeastern State (Exh.)
Basketball - Men
Monday 11/04
No. 9 Missouri
0
Soccer
4
Sunday 11/03
Missouri Southern (Exhibition)
Basketball - W
Sunday 11/03
Ole Miss
0
Volleyball
3
Sunday 11/03
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 3
Tennis - Women
Saturday 11/02
Auburn
35
Football
17
Saturday 11/02
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 2
Tennis - Women
Friday 11/01
Kentucky
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 11/01
MSSU
Basketball - Men
Friday 11/01
SEC Championship
CC - Women
Friday 11/01
SEC Championship
CC - Men
Friday 11/01
Houston Cougar Invitational Day 1
Tennis - Women
Thursday 10/31
Missouri
1
Soccer
2
Tuesday 10/29
Third Round
Golf - Women
851
Monday 10/28
Second Round
Golf - Women
562
Sunday 10/27
Red-White 2013
Basketball - Men
Sunday 10/27
LSU
3
Volleyball
2
Sunday 10/27
Georgia
1
Soccer
0
Sunday 10/27
First Round
Golf - Women
279
Sunday 10/27
FGCU Invitational Day 3
Tennis - Men
Saturday 10/26
Nebraska
95
Swim & Dive
205
Saturday 10/26
FGCU Invitational Day 2
Tennis - Men
Friday 10/25
Auburn
3
Soccer
1
Friday 10/25
Texas A&M
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 10/25
FGCU Invitational Day 1
Tennis - Men
Tuesday 10/22
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
295
Monday 10/21
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
307
Monday 10/21
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 4
Tennis - Women
Sunday 10/20
Georgia
1
Volleyball
3
Sunday 10/20
Tennessee
1
Soccer
2
Sunday 10/20
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 3
Tennis - Women
Sunday 10/20
Isleworth Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Sunday 10/20
ITA Regional Championship Day Four
Tennis - Men
Saturday 10/19
Alabama
52
Football
0
Saturday 10/19
Wisconsin adidas Invitational
CC - Women
Saturday 10/19
Wisconsin adidas Invitational
CC - Men
Saturday 10/19
Louisiana State
120
Swim & Dive
180
Saturday 10/19
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 2
Tennis - Women
Saturday 10/19
ITA Regional Championship Day Three
Tennis - Men
Friday 10/18
Florida
3
Volleyball
1
Friday 10/18
Vanderbilt
4
Soccer
5
Friday 10/18
ITA Central Regional Championship Day 1
Tennis - Women
Friday 10/18
ITA Regional Championship Day Two
Tennis - Men
   
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Happy Friday! In this Daily Call exclusive, look into the life of UA student-athlete Tera Bradham, who shares her inspirational tale of recovery with Razorback fans. Bradham's essay was one component of earning the honor of semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. 

@RazorbackSwim's Tera Bradham Named Wooden Cup Semifinalist, Shares Story
Tera Bradham, a member of the University of Arkansas swimming and diving program, was named a semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup. The award honors collegiate and professional athletes who best display character, teamwork and citizenship. Bradham was among 31 semifinalists to be honored.

"Being a semifinalist for the Wooden Cup is the biggest honor I've ever received because you can get academic honors and you can get athletic honors, but something that encompasses your character and who you are means more to me than anything," Bradham said.

Bradham's semifinalist honor marks the second consecutive year that an Arkansas student-athlete has been recognized by the Wooden Cup. Last year, Nathanael Franks won the Cup for his performances on and off the track.

Bradham was chosen to be nominated for the award by the University of Arkansas' Office of Student-Athlete Scholarships & Awards Committee out of nearly 50 other Razorback student-athletes who met the minimum criteria for the award.

To complete her application for the award, Bradham submitted several different components, including an essay detailing her struggle to recover from arm surgery, an impressive resume of more than 30 different community service events she has attended, and three letters of recommendation from coaches.

Below is an excerpt of the essay Bradham submitted to the Cup committee describing her journey of recovering from injury.

Click here to read the full release. (The essay is also available on the full release.)

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Bradham came to the University of Arkansas a week after her high school graduation to get a head start on her rehabilitation from a major shoulder surgery. The surgery encompassed the anchoring of torn cartilage in her shoulder back to the bone and was what she thought was the end of a five-year battle with debilitating pain. Five years earlier, Bradham tore her shoulder at the end of the 50-yard freestyle at the Texas Swimming and Diving State Championships. She lunged into the wall full-speed in order to win her seventh event of the championships. Until that moment, Bradham had been the fastest swimmer in the country her age in three events for three years. She was a 34-time state champion and had broken six Texas state records that she still holds today, eight years later. Her coaches discussed not whether she would make the Olympics, but whether or not she would have a shot at age fifteen. The sky was the limit for Bradham...until that 24-second race.

"My coach has told me that I would swim through a wall if I had to in order to win. Well, I actually did that." Bradham jokes about it now, and from the joy in her demeanor you would never guess the story behind a comment concerning the moment that changed her life.

Bradham knew the moment she tore her shoulder, but was on such an adrenaline rush that she ignored the pain. When she woke up the next morning she could not lift her arm. After kicking for a summer without using her arms, the pain was no better. An orthopedist administered a shot to alleviate the inflammation. He accidentally nicked an artery with the needle, causing a hole in Bradham's lung. After swimming through an entire practice with the hole, causing air to be pushed out of her lung and into her throat, her local doctor sent her directly to the emergency room. Doctors said if she had swum another practice, she would have died.

After recovering from the near-lung collapse, Bradham returned to swim, seeing every type of doctor imaginable. All told her she had tendonitis or they could not diagnose the issue. One quietly took Bradham's parents aside and whispered his recommendation to see a sports psychologist. He said Bradham could not handle her "fall from fame," and was making up the injury as an excuse.

So after five years of excruciating pain, the surgical repair of Bradham's labrum in 2011 left her hopeful. Doctors told her that she might never compete at the level she did before surgery, and if she did it would be at least two years before she came close to a best time. After watching the bus pull out with the team the entire season as she redshirted, Bradham raced a 100-yard breaststroke during the break of a dual meet in March of 2012, a year after her surgery. Her teammates' cheers erupted on the edge of the pool as she posted a 1:04.3, less than a second slower than her personal-best time. At a meet in June Bradham competed for the first time since surgery in the 400-meter individual medley, her best event. She missed the Olympic Trials qualifying standard by fewer than two seconds. Two weeks later Bradham competed in the Omaha Swimvitational, finaling and placing third in the 200-meter IM and missing the Olympic Trial Qualification standard by 0.68 of a second.

"It is absolutely gut-wrenching to look up and see you missed Olympic Trials by half of a second, but for me a victory came with that defeat. It was a comeback meet, and I got to prove to the world what faith and belief can do. I'll be back in four years," Bradham said with a gleam in her eyes after the race.

After her triumph in Omaha, Bradham was faced with another obstacle. Her shoulder pain was as agonizing as ever, and after pushing through to attempt to qualify for Olympic Trials, she was once again unable to lift her arm. Two weeks after her performance in Omaha, she was on the operating table again. This time surgeons found many minor causes of pain, but said on the whole the repair looked perfect and she should be pain free. Bradham returned to the pool in less than two weeks. She competed in the 2012-13 season, never failing to score for the team. At the SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in March, Bradham placed 26th in the 200-yard IM. After almost scratching the 400 IM, her best event, due to pain, Bradham opted to compete for her team. She qualified for the C Final and after a surging finish from eighth to fourth place in her heat, Bradham placed 20th in the event.

Two weeks later Bradham quit the sport. Her shoulder pain became intolerable not just for the sport, but for life. She could not brush her teeth, reach for an object, write or type, put on a backpack, or sit in class without jumping from surges of pain. She had radiating pain from her shoulder to her hand 24 hours a day, could not sleep from the pain, had waves of temperature changes through her bicep, and had a patch of numbness on her shoulder that kept expanding and causing a loss of sensation in her arm. All doctors gave up and said there was nothing else they knew to do. Her teammates told her to quit trying to come back and be the manager for the team. Friends told her if she ever wanted to be able to pick her kids up one day, she should forget about trying to swim again.

When asked how she kept going despite the overwhelming negativity around her, Bradham smiles. "I won't say I wasn't in the fight of my life, because I was. I had no quality of life at age 19 and according to the world I was destined to live with it for the rest of my life. But what most people think is a door closing is actually a miracle waiting to happen."

After three months of no exercise and extremely limited use of her arm, Bradham's shoulder was worse than ever. Her parents found a surgeon in Denver who agreed to look at her case. After a month of rehab and little improvement, he and his team agreed to perform another surgery, the third surgery on Bradham's shoulder in three years. Once under the anesthetic, Dr. Schlegel realized Bradham's shoulder had severe instability in three of four directions that he was unable to diagnose before due to her subconscious compensation. Other than this, he agreed with the previous doctors that nothing looked out of the ordinary. But, as they had decided earlier that Bradham's biceps appeared to be the cause of pain, he began a biceps tenodesis, or a cutting off the biceps tendon. As he pulled the biceps back, he found the source of pain: on the underside of the tendon, not visible until this procedure, was severe damage and trauma. After being torn from the initial injury for eight years, the bicep was essentially rotting through itself.

"Either problem would have given her severe pain, but the two together would have been overwhelming," Schlegel told Bradham's parents after the procedure. For Bradham, the procedure was nothing short of a miracle. "I knew it," she whispers. "I just knew it."

After three weeks in a body brace and six more weeks in a sling, Bradham is now exercising again and continuing to improve each day. Bradham says few believe she will come back. But she replies, "I will swim again. I will fight for my destiny, and one day I will throw my children up in the air and catch them, laughing in joy. I will do everything that the world told me was impossible."

Bradham recently starting running, and she has no pain for the first time in as long as she can remember. She continues to heal every day and hopes to be competing in swim meets by this summer. Bradham is applying for a medical redshirt this year, and since she is graduating a year early, she plans to get her master's degree in education while continuing to compete collegiately. However, just swimming again isn't Bradham's goal.

"I am going for the Olympics. I know this dream is utterly impossible, but if you can accomplish a dream on your own without God's intervention, then it is not big enough. I serve a God of the impossible, and I believe He will take me there; but if I don't make it, the journey is the reward. And just watch the lives I will touch and the things I will accomplish in the process."

When asked what she hopes people learn from her story, Bradham sits quietly for a moment. Then she simply but passionately declares with confidence, "I want to encourage people to hope against all hope, to see the invisible, to go for the impossible, and to believe the incredible. I want to speak life and encouragement into people who think they have lost their dream."

Bradham's story of hope, determination, and perseverance has just begun. "A story isn't worth living if you don't have to fight for it," she says. For anyone who knows Tera Bradham, there is no doubt that she is up to the task.

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