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Cass named Morrisville State "Athlete of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Athletic Department has named sophomore men’s ice hockey forward, Bobby Cass (Burlington, ONT), the Mustang “Athlete of the Week” for the week ending February 1, 2009.

Cass tallied a goal and an assist in the 8-4 conference loss to Potsdam and was moved from his normal forward position to defenseman the following night against top nationally ranked SUNY Plattsburgh, playing outstanding.

Cass has already surpassed last years statistic totals, establishing career highs in goals scored (5) and assists (6) for 11 points on the season while contributing to every critical situation, including special teams, for the Mustangs.

The liberal arts and science: humanities and social science major at Morrisville State is a 2005 graduate of Lord Elgin High School. Cass is the son of May and Bob Cass of Burlington, Ontario.

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.