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Betts earns NJAC Rookie of the Week honors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College freshman running back, Mel Betts (Huntington, NY) earned New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Offensive Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending November 15.

Betts becomes the third Mustang to earn rookie of the week honors after leading Morrisville State to a 39-8 non-conference win over Mount Ida College on Saturday.

Betts finished his freshman season by rushing 21 times for a career-high 194 yards and three touchdowns of 44, 55 and 16 yards each. He also recorded one reception for 22 yards in the contest and accounted for 194 yards of the Mustangs 241 total yards on the ground. Betts averaged 9.2 yards per carry in the win.

Betts is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State and is a 2008 graduate of Walt Whitman High School. He is the son of Mary Davis of Huntington, New York.

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.