"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.