News Center

Back to News Center

Morrisville State hunt seat tough draw at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team had a tough draw Sunday afternoon, tallying 19 team points for a 11th place finish at Cornell University’s show.

Ashley Yardley (Mexico, NY) placed second in the open equitation over fences class to lead the Mustangs at the show.

Brittany Smith (Orchard Park, NY) placed third in the novice over fences and novice equitation on the flat class while Cassie DeVoe (Owasco, NY) added a third place finish in the novice flat class.

Renee Petruzzelli (Toms River, NJ) placed third in the advanced walk trot canter class.

Skidmore was high point team with 47 points, followed by Colgate with 40 and Cornell with 37.

Morrisville State returns to the riding arenas Saturday, hosting a two-day show, at the riding center on Fearon Road in Morrisville.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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. 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.