Andy Moore (1994)
Andy Moore graduated as one of the top baseball players in Bridgewater College history and still ranks among the best in several statistical categories.
After earning All-ODAC second-team honors as a freshman, Moore was a first-team All-ODAC pick the next two seasons. As a sophomore, Moore hit for a .420 average with seven home runs and helped lead the Eagles to the 1991 ODAC Championship. Following his junior season, in addition to being All-ODAC first team, Moore also received first-team All-South Region and first-team All-America honors. Moore hit for a .440 batting average with seven home runs and 33 runs batted in. Moore was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and signed a professional contract during the summer following his stellar junior season. Moore played two seasons in the minor leagues.
The Eagles standout left the program as the all-time leader in home runs with 18 and still ranks 11th in career homers. His .390 career batting average ranks fifth in program history.
After college, Moore entered the business world as a financial adviser and portfolio manager. He served on the Board of Directors for Funkwerk Americas, a startup company in the hands-free device market. Currently he works in the retirement planning industry as the national sales director for Annexus.
Moore stayed involved in the sports world as the business manager for WBC lightweight boxing world champion Joel Casamayor. He also managed the marketing rights for boxer Roberto “Hands of Stone” Durán.
Moore’s civic and community involvement has included the Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue, the Boys and Girls Club and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has also coached youth baseball for more than a decade with one of the top travel team organizations in the country.
In recognition of his outstanding baseball playing career while at Bridgewater College, Moore is worthy of induction into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Beth Kitts Llewellyn (1989)
Beth Kitts Llewellyn was a two-sport standout while at Bridgewater College, earning All-ODAC recognition in basketball and volleyball.
Llewellyn led the basketball team in each of her first three seasons in the program. After scoring 12 points per game in her first year, Llewellyn averaged 16.1 points per game as a sophomore and was named to the All-ODAC first team. She turned in another strong season as a junior, averaging 12.1 points per game. Llewellyn was limited to just four games as a senior due to injury, finishing her career with 1,001 points. She is one of just 21 players in program history to surpass the 1,000-point career scoring mark, and her 493 career rebounds ranked in the top 10 all-time when she graduated. During her four years on the basketball court, the Eagles posted an overall record of 59-43 and reached the ODAC Championship game in each of her final three seasons.
Llewellyn was also a standout on the volleyball court, earning All-ODAC recognition three times. After being named to the All-ODAC second team during her sophomore and junior seasons, Llewellyn was named to the All-ODAC first team and the All-South Region team after a strong senior campaign. Llewellyn was a key player for the Eagles in 1988 as the volleyball team won the program’s first ODAC Championship. The Eagles made their first trip to the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with a 33-2 record. During her four seasons, the volleyball team posted an overall record of 105-23.
Llewellyn holds professional memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs. She is currently a partner at Gregg & Bailey P.C. in Midlothian, Va. She has also been active in area Rotary Clubs and spends much of her free time watching her son and daughter play sports.
In recognition of her excellent play on both the basketball and volleyball courts, Beth Kitts Llewellyn is deserving of induction into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jermaine Taylor (2004)
Jermaine Taylor distinguished himself as one of the top athletes in Bridgewater College history during his four years as an Eagle, earning All-American honors in both football and track.
Taylor left his mark on the gridiron, where he was one of the top players in the nation during Bridgewater’s rise to prominence in NCAA Division III. As a freshman in 2000, Taylor started at linebacker on the first football team in program history to earn a trip to the NCAA playoffs. In 2001, Taylor helped lead the Eagles to their first ODAC title since 1980 and a trip to the Stagg Bowl, the Division III national championship game that Bridgewater lost to the University of Mount Union. Bridgewater added ODAC titles in 2002 and 2003, with the 2003 team reaching the Division III semifinals.
As a junior, Taylor was the ODAC Player of the Year and an American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) first-team All-American pick. Taylor received All-American recognition on four other teams, including a third-team nod on the Associated Press’ Little All-America team that featured players from Division II, Division III and NAIA. Following his senior year, Taylor was a consensus Division III first-team All-American choice, while also earning a spot on the AP Little All-America first team. In 2011, D3football.com named Taylor to its All-Decade first team.
Taylor never missed a game during his time at Bridgewater. He started all 52 games during his career, in which the Eagles posted a 46-6 record.
Taylor also dominated on the track, earning four ODAC individual titles in the sprints. In 2003, he earned All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championship Meet in the 100 meters, and, in 2004, he was an All-American in the indoor 55 meters.
Following graduation, Taylor earned NFL camp invitations from the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Taylor also started at linebacker for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe during the 2005 season.
Taylor then moved on to the private sector, landing a job with Raymond James Financial. He still works for the company as a systems engineer.
In recognition of his All-American achievements in both football and track, Jermaine Taylor is worthy of induction into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame.