Moody attended Warren Harding High School and performed for the Arena Gymnastics Club and was a national championship qualifier in 1989 and 1990. Moody placed first in all-around at the Connecticut Classic, Elite Classic Meet in 1990.

In 1991, Moody had the most prolific season in Mountaineer history while competing in 13 meets. She established school bests on beam, floor, all-around and tied vault and bars. She placed second on the vault in Southeast Regional with a score of 9.775. She competed at NCAA Nationals, the first time a Mountaineer competed since 1987. She was named the Atlantic 10 Ffreshman of the Year and was a conference champion on floor exercises and all-around. She was All-Conference on bars and beam and All-Atlantic 10 on vault, beam, floor and all-around. She was also awarded the Joseph Medrick Award and attended the World University Games trials.

Moody had an outstanding sophomore year that produced record numbers while competing in 15 meets. She set school marks on bars, beams, floor and all around. She was named the Atlantic 10 Gymnast of the Year and was a conference champion on bars, beam, floor exercise and all-around. She was named all Atlantic 10 in every event, all-conference on beam and floor. She once again won the Joseph Medrick Award and was also named team MVP. Returning her junior year, she was a co-captain and considered to be the top returning performer. That year, by virtue of her 39.05 all around score at the NCAA Southeast regional, Moody qualified for the NCAA championship for the second time in her career. She entered the NCAAs with the highest individual score and finished 30th at the national meet in the all-around with a 38.35. She reestablished the school mark in the beam when she scored a 9.90 in the Ohio State dual meet. Lajuanda won her third straight all-around title at the conference meet and also won the floor and uneven bars at the Atlantic 10s. She was an All-Conference selection by the Atlantic 10 coaches in the vault, beam and all-around. She once again won the Joseph Medrick Award, her third-straight year, which signified the team's highest scoring gymnast. Returning her senior year, she was to once again serve as co-captain along with Shannon Migli. It was anticipated that she was looking to cap off an outstanding career by making her third appearance at the NCAA championship. She was also looking to win an unprecedented fourth Atlantic 10 all around title.