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Sydney Moss Named WBCA Division III Player of the Year

Sydney Moss Named WBCA Division III Player of the Year

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) - Thomas More College sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss (St. Albans, W.Va./Boone County (Ky.)) completed the sweep of NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors tonight (Monday, April 7, 2014) as she was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Player of the Year at the fourth annual WBCA Awards Show in the Omni Nashville Hotel's Broadway Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee.  This event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four®.

Moss holds all three Division III National Player of the Year awards as she was named the D3hoops.com Player of the Year and the Women's DIII News Player of the Year in March. She was also named a first team All-American by all three organizations and was the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year.

Moss led the nation in scoring at 27.8 point per game as she tied the NCAA Division III single-season scoring record with 891 points. She also broke the NCAA Division III single-game scoring record when she scored 63 points against Waynesburg University in the semifinals of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament. Moss was also seventh in the country in field goals percentage a 60.6 percent, seventh in assist-turnover ratio at 2.72, 66th in steals per game at 2.75 and 213th in assists per game at 3.4. She pulled down 8.4 rebounds per game and recorded 15 double-doubles in 26.5 minutes of action per game. In the Saints' win over Westminster College on February 12 Moss missed recording a triple-double by just one assist as she had 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in 22 minute of action.

Collegiately in one year at the University of Florida and one year at Thomas More, Moss has scored 1,329 points, pulled down 522 rebounds, while dishing out 253 assists, recording 140 steals and 37 blocks.

Thomas More finished the season with a program best 31-1 record and first-ever appearance in the Sectional Finals "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Division III Championship. The Saints entered the NCAA Tournament at the No. 1 team in the national according to the D3hoops.com Top-25. Thomas More finished ranked No. 4 in the final D3hoops.com Top-25 and No. 5 in the final USA Today/Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Coaches' poll.