|Area of Distinction:||Men's Basketball|
A native of nearby Roanoke Rapids, Chris Moody lettered in men's basketball for four seasons and was instrumental in the success of the program in the late ‘90s. His career culminated in 2000 with a 20-win season and regular season conference championship. For his efforts, he earned Co-Most Valuable Player accolades that season en route to All-American honors.
Despite playing most of her career alongside the program’s all-time leading rebounder, All-American Marquis McDougald (’09 Hall of Famer), Moody managed an impressive 797 career rebounds himself, which ranked second upon his graduation. He also turned in two of the top-10 season totals for rebounds with 215 as a junior followed by a career-high 258 as a senior.
Moody’s All-American senior season saw him average a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards per contest. Among his numerous double-doubles that year, his most impressive performance, perhaps, came in a 19-rebound showing versus Averett University late in the season. Additionally, his 61 percent field goal accuracy consistently ranked among national leaders.
Moody finished his career as one of only two players to score over 1,000 points and grab over 700 rebounds… a feat that holds true today. Like Jones, he also garnered numerous All-Tournament nods, highlighted by Most Valuable Player Honors at the 1999 Roger Taylor Invitational. He is a 2000 graduate, having earned his degree in Physical Education.