Feb. 17, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Bernstein
Association now recognizing Div. III players
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ST. LOUIS (USBWA) Lucas Hausman of Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) and Sydney Moss of Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, Ky.) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Players of the Week for the week ending Feb. 15.

Hausman, a 6-3 junior guard from Westport, Conn., averaged 30.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists to lead Bowdoin (17-7, 7-3) to a 2-0 week and the second-seed (highest finish in program history) in the upcoming New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament. He shot 68.4 percent (26-of-38) from the field, 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range and 80 percent (4-of-5) from the foul line. On Friday, in a 98-70 win over Bates College (18-5, 7-3), Hausman tied the Polar Bears' school record with 44 points on 20-of-25 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 from three-point range while adding four rebounds and four assists. His 20 made field goals were also a program record. Hausman followed that up with a game-best 16 points (6-of-13 FG, 4-of-4 FT) in a 57-54 victory against Tufts University (13-11, 6-4) on Saturday. He added seven rebounds and a steal for Bowdoin, which is now receiving votes in the latest D3hoops.com Top-25 Poll.

Moss, a 5-10 junior guard/forward from St. Albans, W. Va., averaged 30.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks in a pair of Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) wins. She shot 47.6 percent (20-of-42) from the field, 45.4 percent (5-of-11) from three-point range and 75 percent (15-of-20) from the foul line to help keep Thomas More undefeated (23-0, 16-0) and ranked No. 1 in the D3hoops.com Top-25 Poll. On Wednesday, Moss had 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in a 90-40 win over Geneva College (4-19, 2-14). She followed that on Saturday with a season-high 43 points (14-for-26 FG, 4-for-9 3FG, 11-14 FT) the fourth-highest single-game total in NCAA Division III this season in a 91-70 win vs. Washington & Jefferson College (17-6, 11-5). Moss, the daughter of former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss, also had 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block in recording her seventh double-double of the season. The Saints have now won 65-straight conference games.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week. This is the first season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division III.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.

2014-15 USBWA Division III National Players of the Week
Week ending Dec. 7: Hayden Rooke-Ley, Williams College and Emily Lavin, Eastern University
Week ending Dec. 14: Hunter Hill, Augustana College and Jamie Cuny, North Central College
Week ending Dec. 21: Chris Cook, Hood College and Alyson Caiazzo, Manhattanville College
Week ending Jan. 4: Trevon Butler, Husson College and Jess Rheinheimer, Eastern Mennonite University
Week ending Jan. 11: Lorenzo Williams, Brooklyn College and Hannah Considine, Wheaton College
Week ending Jan. 18: Aaron Walton-Moss, Cabrini College and Hayley Kanner, Tufts University
Week ending Jan. 25: Hakeem Harris, NYU and Alex Moore, Rhode Island College
Week ending Feb. 1: Thayne Recker, Bluffton University and Kara McDuffee, St. Lawrence University
Week ending Feb. 8: DeShawn Hamlet, Southern Vermont College and Meghan Nowak, Eastern University
Week ending Feb. 15: Lucas Hausman, Bowdoin College and Sydney Moss, Thomas More College
Week ending Feb. 22: Jordan Rezendes, UMass Dartmouth and Megan Robertson, Amherst College
Week ending March 1: Gerry Wixted, Dickinson College and Kristen Schultz, Wisconsin Lutheran