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DaShawn Coleman (Syracuse, NY) named to Tip-Off All-Tournament Team

SELINSGROVE, PA – Morrisville State College men’s basketball junior forward, DaShawn Coleman (Syracuse, NY/Fowler), has been named to the Pepsi/Weis Markets Tip-Off All-Tournament team held at Susquehanna University over the weekend.

Coleman led the Mustangs in scoring over the weekend, netting 14 in the opening round on Friday against Kings College and following up with 14 against Penn College in the consolation round on Saturday. Coleman also added seven rebounds, three assists and four steals to his tallies.

Mike Wagner of Kings was named the tournament MVP while Harry Schlichter (Kings), Joel Patch (Susquehanna), Spenser Spencer (Susquehanna), and Greg Solyak (Penn College) joined Coleman on the all-tournament team.

Coleman is a 2003 graduate of Fowler high School and played two seasons for Cayuga Community College where he is the fifth all-time scoring leader in Spartan basketball history with 1,111 points. Coleman is majoring in human performance and health promotion at Morrisville State. He is the son of Billy and Tyris Coleman of Syracuse.

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.