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Morrisville State's Roberts named scholar-athlete

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College sophomore lineman Rich Roberts (Morrisville, NY/Morrisville-Eaton) is the 2008 recipient of the National Football Foundation, Central New York Chapter and College Hall of Fame scholar-athlete award.

Roberts will be honored at a dinner awarding scholar-athletes from every high school and college in Central New York sponsoring football later this month at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort. Those receiving this honor have demonstrated an excellence in academics and commitment to athletics.

Past Morrisville State honorees include Tom Britton (2001), Chad Rowe (2004) and Jarrett O’Hara (2007).

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.