Moody to Compete for AIA Against International Competition

June 27, 2006


Former University of Kansas basketball player Christian Moody, now a member of Athletes in Action, will be competing in the 2006 William Jones Cup in Taiwan this July. The AIA squad will participate as a sanctioned USA Basketball team against international teams from the region, including Japan, Korea, the Phillipines and Australia.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to play basketball on the other side of the world and share my faith with the people of the area and the other teams,” Moody said. “I feel very fortunate to be doing this.”

The team will be coached by Mike Jarvis, who has an abundance of intercollegiate coaching experience from his time roaming the sideline for such programs as St. John’s, George Washington and Boston University. Jarvis will convene the team for a brief training camp in Ohio before jettisoning off to Taiwan to compete in round-robin play. Following the tournament, the team plans to visit orphanages and schools and perform clinics in the area.

As a walk-on from Asheville, N.C., Moody quickly endeared himself to Kansas fans with his dedication and hard work, eventually earning a scholarship for his last two seasons. He graduated in May 2006 with a degree in Human Biology/Pre-Med and was the recipient of the Dr. Prentice Gautt Post-Graduate Scholarship from the Big 12 Conference.

Athletes in Action Basketball is the sports branch of Campus Crusade for Christ International and was founded in 1996 by Dave Hannah. Joining Moody on the squad is an assortment of former intercollegiate players from schools such as Texas A&M, New Mexico and Notre Dame.