Draped from the rafters of historic Titan Gym hang a series of jersey banners acknowledging all-time Titan greats. The number 10 women's volleyball jersey banner honors 2019 Titan Athletics Hall of Fame member, Brittany Moore.
A quick check of the Titan Volleyball record books will reveal that Brittany is in the top-five of virtually all of Cal State Fullerton's offensive categories. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Hailing from Orange's El Modena High School, Brittany was recruited by Fullerton coaches at a tournament in Las Vegas while playing for the Impact Volleyball Club. Said Moore, "I grew up in the city of Orange, and I knew I wanted to play Division I, and play in a competitive conference. Fullerton was very close… so my family would be able to see me play. The coaches were great, the girls were nice, and I loved the campus, so when they offered me a position on the team it was a no-brainer."
Brittany made an immediate impact, and was selected to the Big West All-Freshman team in 2005. As a sophomore in 2006, she was selected to the All-Big West First Team. This would be the first of three consecutive selections o the all-conference first team.
A prolific leaper, prior to her junior year she was challenged to change positions from Middle Blocker to Outside Hitter. Listed at 5'11", she would in many cases be several inches shorter than her opponent on the other side of the net. Moore now admits that being listed at 5'11" was a bit of an exaggeration, and she is really more like 5'9".
According to Moore: "Considering that it would be my first time playing that position, I knew that I had some catching up to do in order to be able to compete. I made sure to show up every day to the weight room over the summer and worked with our strength and conditioning coach to ensure that I was in the best possible physical shape.
"I would work extra with one of the coaches on fine-tuning the skills I had never worked on before as a Middle Blocker, like passing, defense, and hitting.
"I (owe) much of my success to my coaches for pushing me, never making me feel as though I was unable to be successful because of my height, and just always believing that I could be great."
All of that hard work would culminate in her senior season by being recognized as an All-American and Big West Conference Player of the Year in 2008.
Doors began to open on a larger scale after college when she was invited to the Team USA Volleyball tryouts in Colorado. She was selected to participate with the senior national team in an international competition against the Egyptian national team. Brittany described the experience: "I was completely shocked, excited, nervous, insert all of the emotions. It was such an honor to be able to represent my country, while also representing Cal State Fullerton."
Following her experiences with Team USA, she chose not to pursue a professional volleyball career. Moore has no regrets, however. "Right now, I am working and living in Long Beach. I work in IT for a healthcare company, and I am also a Nursing Student. Busy, right? I have eight more months of school then I'll have my Bachelor's degree in Nursing. I am hoping to get a job working in a cardiovascular ICU somewhere. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for this next chapter."
CSUF All-Time Career Records
- #1 – Block Assists (294)
- #2 – Total Blocks (360)
- #2 – Points (1794)
- #2 – Kills (1534)
- #3 – Kills per Set (360)
- #3 – Attack Percentage (.256)
- #3 – Blocks per Set (0.85)
- #3 – Points per Set (4.21)
- #4 – Solo Blocks (66)
- 2005 – All-Big West Freshman Team
- 2006 – 1st Team, All-Big West
- 2007 – 1st Team, All-Big West
- 2008 – AVCA Honorable Mention, All-American
AVCA All-West Region
Big West Player of the Year
1st Team, All Big West
- 2009-10 – Team USA Volleyball
- 2019 – Titan Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee