Billy Bradford '02
Billy Bradford '02
Year: Class of 2017

Bradford’s legacy as a Transylvania Hall-of-Famer is as one of the greatest divers the program has ever produced, and one of the few Pioneers who has emerged on a national championship stage.

Bradford competed as a diver for the Transylvania swimming and diving team for four seasons. As a freshman, Bradford burst onto the scene by qualifying for the 1999 NAIA National Championships where he finished as the national runner-up in the 1-meter diving event. During his collegiate career, Bradford appeared in two NAIA National Championships (1999, 2001) and was undefeated in conference championship meets.

Following his graduation, Bradford continued to be an intricate part of the Transylvania swimming and diving program, serving as the diving coach at his alma mater from 2003 until 2009.