Bradley was a graduate of Southeast (Florida) High School, where she was twice named Manatee County Player of the Year. Her senior season, Bradley led her team to the state championship. She was recognized on several All-State and All-America squads. Bradley was considered one of the players who made an immediate difference to the Mountaineer women's basketball program. She was the first big West Virginia player who was capable of clogging up the middle. The impact of her play was directly related to the Mountaineers' incredible climb in eastern basketball circles.

Her freshman season, the Mountaineers posted their first ever twenty win slate; Bradley in turn was named to AWFS Freshman All-America team. That year, she averaged 12.7 points per game while pulling down 9.4 rebounds a game. For her sophomore year, Bradley was moved to the power forward slot and became even more of a force under the basket ranking among the nation's top 15 rebounders, averaging 12.8 per game, an average which placed her atop the Atlantic 10 and the nation. Bradley had set a school record against George Washington when she pulled down 27 rebounds, she also scored 20 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in the Mountaineers' narrow loss to Rutgers.

Bradley had double-figure production in the scorebook and on the boards 18 times her sophomore year. She was looking to become the first WVU women's player to break the 1,000 barrier in both points and rebounds. That year, she also averaged about 12.6 points a game. Her junior year, Bradley averaged 14.2 points per game and pulled down 13,3 rebounds a game. Bradley continued her impressive performances her senior year as she averaged 12.9 points per game and pulled down an amazing 15.3 boards her game.

Bradley ended her career scoring 1,534 points at WVU and pulling down a total of 1,484 rebounds. She was named to the All-Atlantic team from 1983-1985. She also broke WVU record for rebounds in a season, gaining 358 her sophomore year. Her record for blocked shots set in 1982 was broken by freshman Georgean Wells.