Jordan Lloyd’s volleyball career started as a child in the White Cross Recreation Center, where her father Joel coached her. At the same time, Joel also played recreation basketball on the same 65-foot floor in the holds occasionally barred White Cross Rec League, where you had to present X-rays to get a free throw.
Now, Jordan’s success leading the Orange Panthers to a runner-up finish in the Big 8 Conference has led to a college scholarship. On Thursday, she officially signed with the Brevard Tornadoes.
Brevard is in the midst of a transition to a Division III college. They have been a Division II school in the South Atlantic Conference since 2008, but announced plans to move to D3 in 2015. When Jordan joins the Tornados next fall, Brevard will be in the USA South Athletic Conference, joining such schools as Greensboro College, Methodist University, William Peace University (in Raleigh), and North Carolina Wesleyan (Rocky Mount). Pfefiffer University will also join this fall.
Brevard, located in Transylvania County, has approximately 700 students.
Last week, Lloyd was named All-Big 8 Conference after leading Orange with 146 kills and 302 digs. Orange finished 11-10, second behind only Chapel Hill in the Big 8. Chapel Hill captured the 3A Eastern Regional championship.