Sophomore, Bonnie Davis, has been playing volleyball since she was 11 years old. That’s not the incredible part. The incredible part is, she committed to play for UCLA, a D1 level team as only a sophomore.
Throughout Bonnie’s volleyball career, her older sister, senior Molly Davis, has been her inspiration on and off the court.
“I have always followed in her [Molly’s] footsteps in whatever she has done,” said Bonnie.
The pair have competed together on the same team for many years. Over the summer, Bonnie and Molly won first place in the TAPPS 4A Sand Volleyball Championship.
For as long as Bonnie can remember, she has always looked up to her older sister.
“Whenever Bonnie committed to UCLA, it was a proud big-sister moment for me!” said Molly.
Molly is a determined teammate and peer. Something that Bonnie has learned from her older sister, is to work hard everyday to accomplish her goals and to never let fear get in the way.
“The best advice Molly has given to me is probably to never give up no matter the situation,” said Bonnie.
Bonnie is very committed to volleyball, but does not let that get in the way of her faith.
“My life has been centered around school, volleyball, and God for a long time now and [I] can’t imagine what my life would be like if I wasn’t completely involved in all of those things,” she said seriously.
She was not pressured on committing because afterall, she is only a sophomore. Bonnie began looking at colleges because she realized how important it was to email coaches and attend camps so she could get noticed.
Bonnie first toured UCLA when Molly was recruited by them. She loved their coaching staff and how they ran the whole team.
“I absolutely fell in love with the campus immediately!” said Bonnie.
UCLA is currently ranked #1 in the nation for their volleyball program, along with boasting a great medical program which is very appealing to Bonnie. She is interested in working towards the goal of going to medical school as well.
Molly knew that Bonnie wanted to go to UCLA, so when she committed, it made Molly happy for her.
“I’ve watched her love for the game grow deeper throughout the years. She has a motivation that is admirable and I cannot wait to see what that looks like on the collegiate level,” said Molly.