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Sydney Moss – Boone County – 2012 Miss KY Basketball

Did you happen to watch the College Football Championship game last night?  Even if you didn’t you have probably heard the name Thaddeus Moss today, because of his performance for LSU during the national title game against Clemson.  But did you know that his big sister, Sydney, had many all-star performances on the basketball court when in high school at Boone County or at the University of Florida and Thomas Moore University.   Sydney was named Miss Kentucky Basketball 2012 during the first Mr and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony event.

Moss, a two-time WBCA Player of the Year and NCAA DIII All-American was recently named as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for St. Thomas University in Florida.

Moss played her college basketball career at the University of Florida and Thomas More University (KY.), and is one of the most accomplished players in Saints history. As a freshman at UF, Moss was named to the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference Freshman Team and to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Team. Moss started in 24-of-37 games, led the Gators in assists (143), finishing second in scoring (11.8 points-per-game), rebounds (6.8 rebounds-per-game) and steals (52).

Moss transferred to Thomas More University for her sophomore and junior campaigns, leading the Saints to a NCAA DIII National Championship in 2014-15. In her sophomore season, Moss won all three Division III National Player of the Year awards: WBCA Player of the Year, Player of the Year and the Women’s DIII News Player of the Year, as well as, being named a First-Team All-American by all three organizations. Moss led the nation in scoring (27.8 ppg) and also broke the NCAA DIII record for points in a game, scoring 63 points against Waynesburg University in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Semi-final game. Moss was named the PAC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-PAC member.

As a junior, Moss repeated as the NCAA DII Player of the Year in the WBCA, and Women’s DIII News, while also being recognized as the PAC Player of the Year and First-Team All-PAC member. Moss led the Saints to the NCAA DIII Championship, breaking the NCAA all-division scoring record in men’s or women’s tournaments, scoring 197 points in six games.