When Munford senior Jordan Moore was in middle school and doing a little channel surfing, she came across beach volleyball.
“I saw it and said, ‘That’s amazing. I want to try that,’” Moore said. “I asked my mom about it and she made it happen. She’s always been my number one supporter … That got me right to where I am now and I’m just very grateful that.”
Moore began playing organized volleyball in the eighth grade and after an illustrious high school career her next step will be college volleyball.
In front of family, friends and teammates Tuesday in the Munford High cafeteria, Moore signed a volleyball scholarship with Walters State Community College.
At 6-0, Moore is primarily a middle hitter and middle blocker but she can play anywhere on the court. She racked up 36 aces, 172 digs, 117 blocks (108 solo) and 251 kills with a .333 hitting percentage last fall.
Munford head coach Mandy Hopper was an assistant coach at Tipton-Rosemark three years ago and noticed Moore when her team played Munford.
“She has really long arms and recognized really quickly to keep it away from her,” Hopper said with a laugh.
Hopper believes her star player will fit in really well at Walters State.
“She takes constructive criticism really well. She’ll take it all in and do what she needs to do to fit into that program.”