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Terzi, Relkoff named Morrisville State "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named freshman women’s basketball player, Courtney Terzi (Little Falls, NY) and sophomore men’s ice hockey goaltender Caylin Relkoff (Grand Forks, BC) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the weekend ending January 25, 2009.

Terzi led the women’s basketball team in two games this week, averaging 12 points and 7.5 rebounds and one assist while playing 31+ minutes per game.

Against SUNYAC second place Oneonta, Terzi hit 4-of-7 shots from the floor for eight points and grabbed seven rebounds. On Friday, she recorded 16 points and eight boards (seven offensive) against Oswego, hitting 6-of-8 free throws and 5-of-8 shots from the floor.

Terzi is majoring in sports, nutrition and fitness management at Morrisville State College. The 2008 graduate of Little Falls HS is the daughter of Laurie and Dennis Terzi of Little Falls.

Relkoff led the Mustangs hockey team to a 1-1 week, recording the 7-5 upset win over Geneseo on Friday before falling to Brockport 3-2 Saturday.

On Friday, Relkoff saved 35 of 40 shots against, including 16 in the final period to give Morrisville State the win. On Saturday, Relkoff made 48 stops in 51 shots against in the loss.

Relkoff has led Morrisville State to five wins over the last nine games, saving 548 in over 940 minutes of play for an 89.0 save percentage for the Mustangs.

Relkoff is majoring in human performance and health promotion at Morrisville State and was named to the 2008 Spring SUNYAC All-Academic Team. The 2004 graduate of Grand Forks Secondary School is the son of Anne Robertson and Ken Relkoff of Grand Forks, British Columbia.

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.