Columbia 300 has announced Sandra Gongora
of Monterrey, Mexico, has joined its pro staff. Gongora, a 32-year-old right-handed player, is a two-time Mexican national champion and has been a member of the Mexican national team from 2002-2017.
She bowled collegiately at Wichita State, where she was named 2009 Collegiate MVP and Bowler of the Year.
Some of her other bowling achievements include one silver medal (Masters) and one bronze medal (team) at the 2016 PABCON Women’s Championships, one bronze medal (team) at the 2014 PABCON Championships, one bronze medal (mixed doubles) at the 2013 World Games and one silver medal (team) and one bronze medal (trios) at the 2012 PABCON Championships, and numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in events prior to 2012.
“I’m very, very excited to be part of Columbia 300,” Gongora said. “I’ve been working very hard and I’m very committed, so I just want to be with Columbia 300 because I know I can keep growing.”
“My goals have never changed,” she said. “For this coming (PWBA) year I want to have fun and win titles.”
Rob Gotchall, Marketing Manager – Players, Promotions and Events for Columbia 300 said he is very excited to add Gongora to the Columbia 300 team.
“Sandra is one of the most physically talented players in the world,” he said. “She has power, versatility and is an extremely fierce and fiery competitor.”
“I feel that by adding Sandra to our team, with the assets we have in place here at Ebonite International, we can ultimately help her to reach her goal of becoming a PWBA champion,” he said.
Gotchall also feels putting her alongside Columbia 300 teammate Clara Juliana Guerrero will allow the brand to expand its commitment to the Latin market as the they work towards their goals of teaching and growing the game in that market.