Amy Moor, a 2005 Mills graduate, recently accepted an offer to play professional volleyball with Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire Volleyball in France. Moor earned her BA in French Literature with a minor in Environmental Studies, while competing on the volleyball team under coach Marla Mundis. A standout both on and off the court, she was a four-year NCAA scholar-athlete and was the first Mills Volleyball player under Coach Mundis to receive All-Conference honors in the very competitive Cal Pac Conference. Moor served as captain for two seasons and was selected by coaches and teammates to receive the Mills Golden M award in 2002, 2003, and 2004. The Golden M award honors student-athletes who have made exceptional contributions to their team in the areas of leadership, athletic excellence, and exemplary attitude. In the spring of 2004, Moor was able to train with the Malagasy national team in Antananarivo while she completed her first semester of study abroad with the School for International Training in Madagascar.
Off the court, Moor served as secretary for the senior class, was appointed head of the Senior Silent Auction Committee, and completed a thesis on Oral History in the South of Madagascar. She was accepted into Palladium and was awarded the Germaine Thompson Prize by the French department for taking on unprecedented challenges in her field of study.
In 2007, Moor returned to Mills as the assistant volleyball coach. She coached at Mills until 2009, serving under both Daniel Rasay and Susan Forbes. She has continued to coach while working on her own game and after several years of intense training and hard work, Moor has been selected to play for Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire Volleyball in Tours, France through May of 2014.
When she is not in France, Moor lives with her husband in California. She spends her time coaching, cycling, training for triathlons, and practicing Bok Fu, Bikram Yoga, and rock climbing with friends, family, and mentors. She believes that hard work works, a truth made evident by her continued success.
Of her former player, Coach Mundis says, "The Mills Volleyball program was extremely fortunate to have Amy (Moor). She is an amazing athlete and person, very talented, and very personable. Having her on the team was like winning the lottery and I am so proud of her."