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NFCA names two Morrisville State students to scholar-athlete team

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) recently named two Morrisville State student-athletes to the scholar-athlete team for the 2006-07 academic year.

Kimberly Acker (Blue Point, NY/Bayport-Blue Point), an equine science and management major at Morrisville State, was the starting pitcher for the Mustangs softball team in 2007. Acker excelled both on the field and in the classroom, completing the year with a 3.88 GPA.

Acker is a 2006 graduate of Bayport-Blue Point High and is the daughter of Rick and Kathie Acker of Blue Point, New York.

Gretchen Cramer (Grand Ledge, MI/Lansing Central), a liberal arts and sciences: humanities and social science major at Morrisville, appeared at pitcher for the Mustangs in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. While excelling on the field, Cramer carried a 3.54 GPA for the year.

Cramer is a 2005 graduate of Lansing Catholic Central School and is the daughter of Kimberly and James Cramer of Vermontville, Michigan.

To qualify for this honor, student-athletes must have acquired a 3.5 GPA for the academic year.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. 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 also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.