BYU Softball: Get to Know Gordy Bravo

Cougar outfielder Gordy Bravo - Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo

Outfielder Gordy Bravo helps the Cougars win ten straight

"One swing from Gordy can change the whole game."

That quote from teammate Coco Tauali'i, as reported by Mike Mcmahan of The Universe, is a good summation of what you get from Cougar outfielder Gordy Bravo.

Bravo is sophomore from Corona, California, where she was named First-Team ESPN All-State her senior year at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Bravo was recruited by UCLA, Virginia, and North Carolina.  While trying to decide which offer to take, she made a visit to Virginia to watch a game.  She happened to go when they played BYU.  Liking what she saw, she emailed the coach, and then made a visit to Provo.  She and BYU were impressed with each other.

It was apparent from the beginning of Bravo's career as a Cougar that she was going to be an outstanding contributor to the team.  She started in 56 games her freshman year and led the conference with a batting average of .385.  She finished second in runs (35), hits (65) and RBI (42).

On April 13, 2013, Bravo hit an inside-the-park home run.  Just one example of her game-changing swing.

Bravo was named Easton First-Team All American, PCSC Freshman of the Year, FCSC First-Team All-Conference, Offensive Player of the Year, College Sports Madness PCSC Field Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, and College Sports Madness All-Conference First Team.

Not a bad resume for a freshman.

Bravo's sophomore year has also been impressive.  While she missed some games early in the season due to injury, she is currently batting .327 with a slugging percentage of .466, an OBP of .435, and a fielding percentage of .952.

The Cougars are currently on a ten-game wining streak which they hope to continue as they wrap up the regular season next week at home with a double header against Utah Valley, followed by a three game stand with Saint Mary's.

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