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Roberts advances to IHSA Hunt Seat Zone Championships

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College’s Dayna Roberts (Watervliet, NY) earned reserve champion honors at the Regional Championships in Skidmore to advance to the IHSA Zone Championships in the novice equitation over fences class on Saturday.

Only the top three riders in each division advance to the Zone Championships held this Saturday in Skidmore. Roberts was one of three riders to qualify in a class that had 15 show.

Other finishes for Morrisville State included: Amanda Curto (Nazareth, PA), fourth in intermediate equitation over fences; Erika Attoma (Hilton, NY), sixth in novice equitation over fences and Aileen Couture (Ithaca, NY), seventh in the advanced walk trot canter class.

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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

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.