The apple doesn’t fall far from the insanely athletic tree in the Moss family. Randy Moss’ daughter, Sydney, set the NCAA Division III record for single-game scoring with an incredible 63 points for Thomas More College on Friday night. The daughter of the former NFL legend willed her team to a 106-88 victory over Waynesburg (Pa.) University in the semifinal game of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament that was capped off with two free throws with 18 seconds remaining. The 63 points broke the 23-year-old record set by Ann Gilbert for Oberlin College against Allegheny College on Feb. 6, 1991 and pushed Thomas More to an unblemished 27-0.
Sydney is a phenomenal 5-foot-11 sophomore guard averaging 28.6 PPG while shooting 60.9% from the field and grabbing 8.5 rebounds per contest. At Boone County High School she collected the 2012 Gatorade Kentucky Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the 2012 Associated Press Kentucky Player of the Year and was named 2012 Kentucky “Miss Basketball.” As a freshman at the University of Florida she was named to the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman Team and the 2013 Postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) All-Tournament Team. Moss led the team in assists, was second in scoring, rebounding and steals. It definitely appears that she’s ready to step out of her father’s shadow and become her own star.