Moss of Thomas More Named DIII Woman of the Year Nominee for Basketball

Moss of Thomas More Named DIII Woman of the Year Nominee for Basketball

Sydney Moss, a sophomore from Thomas More College, was named the 2014 DIII Woman of the Year nominee for basketball as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.

She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DIII Woman Athlete of the Year honor. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 38th year.

A native of St. Albans, W.Va., Moss is a finalist for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III Player of the Year honor and was named the D3hoops.com National Player of the Year. Both outlets recognized Moss with first-team All-America honors.

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. Moss 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.

"I am very honored to be nominated for such a great and amazing award, to be considered one of the best across the country is an amazing feeling and I am so blessed to be put in that category, “ stated Moss. “I love representing the Thomas More women’s basketball program and wouldn't want it any other way."

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Sydney and our program,” said head coach Jeff Hans. “Sydney has made a tremendous impact in our program and the campus community. She is very deserving of this great award.“

All sports nominees from DIII and DII become a finalist for the prestigious 2014 CWSA Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in June. The sports nominees are recognized in 11 DIII and DII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer,softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 37 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.7 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.