July 19, 2010
William Pendleton Orrick Moss, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 2010, has been awarded a $7,500 NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship. This prestigious and highly competitive scholarship was awarded to only six collegiate tennis players throughout the U.S. and Moss was the only Division III recipient.
Through the Fulbright Commission and the French Embassy’s Teaching Assistant Program, Moss was awarded a teaching position on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean.
On the tennis court, Moss, a four-time ODAC Player of the Year recipient, finished the season ranked #12 in the ITA Atlantic South Region Rankings. He was named to both the All-ODAC First Team and the VaSID All-State First Team in both singles and doubles four times. He was also VaSID Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the VaSID Player of the Year in 2009. Moss helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 ODAC men’s tennis championship, marking the third team title in program history. He twice won the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s tennis and was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team in 2010. In June he garnered the 2010 Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award as the league's top male student-athlete.
A team captain each of his four years at H-SC, Moss also served on the Student Court all four years and was Chairman during his senior year. He was a member of the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (history), and Phi Sigma Iota (foreign language). Moss is a member of the Kappa Alpha social fraternity and served a term as Recording Secretary. He won the President’s Award for Scholarship and Character in 2008, and at Commencement he was awarded the Gammon Cup for character, scholarship, and athletic ability. Moss majored in history with a minor in Military Leadership and National Security studies.
William Moss is a shining example of the true student-athlete,” explained H-SC athletic director Joe Bush. “Throughout his career at Hampden-Sydney College, William was an outstanding leader in all phases of campus life.
William is a graduate of Fredericksburg Academy and is the son of Ms. Ginnie Branscome of Fredericksburg and Dr. John S. Moss of Weldon, NC.