Jordan, Beardmore selected for Warren County Hall of Fame
Alphonzo Rozier Jordan and Michelle Beardmore have been selected to the Warren County High School Lawrence Sweeney Shiflett Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2015. The induction ceremony will be held Dec. 18 prior to the start of the Skyline-Warren County boys varsity basketball game.
Jordan was a 1981 graduate of Warren County High School. He excelled in basketball and baseball for the Wildcats. In basketball, he was a three-time letter winner, two-year team captain while earning All-Northwestern District honors and was named to the Winchester Star All-Area Basketball team.
In baseball, he was a two-time team captain, three-time letter winner, three-time All-Northwestern District 1st team selection from ’79 through ’81. Jordan was a two-time All-Area 1st team selection and was a 1st team All-Region selection as a third baseman in ’81. He was named All-State and participated in the 1981 Virginia State Coaches Association All-Star Baseball Game.
Jordan attended Howard University, majoring in business management, and was a standout on the Bisons’ baseball team. He was named Howard University’s Most Valuable Player in ’83 and ’84. In ’84, he was named 1st
Team All Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the MEAC’s Most Valuable Player. Jordan was a 1984 eighth-round draft selection by the Cleveland Indians and played three years in the minor league. In addition, he was a finalist for the 1984 United States Olympic Baseball team. He is the chief executive officer for Happi Creek Construction LLC. Jordan and his family reside in Sandston.
Beardmore was a 2004 graduate of Warren County High School. She excelled in cross country and track & field for the Wildcats. In cross country, she was a three-time All-Northwestern District selection, two-time All-Region selection and two-time All-State selection. She was a two-time Washington Post All-Metro selection and one-time Footlocker All-South Region selection.
In track & field, she excelled in numerous distance events. Her sophomore year, she was All-District, All-Region and All-State in the 3,200 meter relay. Her junior year, she was All-District in the 800 meter run, 1,600 meter run and 3,200 meter relay. She was also All-Region and All-State in the 1,600 meter run and 3,200 meter run. Her senior year, she was All-District in the 3,200 meter run and 3,200 meter relay. She was the individual Region Champion in the 3,200 meter run and was All State in both the 3,200 meter relay and 3,200 run.
Beardmore attended James Madison University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree (2008) and master’s degree (2009) with an emphasis in education. While at JMU, she ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field for the Dukes. She was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection and a team captain her senior year in cross country. She earned the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award seven times and was named a two-time JMU Athletic Director’s Scholar Athlete award recipient.
Beardmore is a government contractor and provides technical training for adults. She resides with her family in Herndon.