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Zbikowski, Savignano named Mustang Athletes of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named freshman Deanna Zbikowski (North Syracuse, NY) and junior Nick Savignano (Albany, NY) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending September 26.

Zbikowski, setter for the women’s volleyball team, led the Mustangs efforts at the North Eastern Athletic Conference Pool Play over the weekend, tallying six kills, 60 assists, five service aces, 10 defensive digs, and 1.5 blocks as Morrisville State went 1-3 in tournament action.

The 2010 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High is majoring in environmental and natural resources conservation at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Sandy and Mark Gorthey of North Syracuse.

Savignano, linebacker for the Mustangs football team, led the defensive efforts against nationally ranked Montclair on Saturday, recording 11 total tackles, three solo, including a half tackle for a loss of a yard. He is currently third on the team in total tackles (23).

The graduate of Shaker High is majoring in environmental and natural resources conservation at Morrisville State. He is the son of Holli Pocaro of Albany.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.