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Seventeen Morrisville State student-athletes garner SUNYAC All Academic Team and Commissioners List honors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Seventeen Morrisville State College student-athletes were recently named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All Academic Team and Commissioners List, according to conference commissioner Patrick Damore.

To be named to the Commissioner’s List, the varsity athlete needs to have completed the entire season with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 based on three semesters of coursework at the institution. SUNYAC All Academic Team members must have earned a 3.3 GPA for the semester in which they competed during the sport season.

Women’s soccer’s Elizabeth Fish (West Winfield, NY), cross country’s Luke Murphy (Minetto, NY), football’s Rich Roberts (Morrisville, NY), field hockey’s Chelsea Thomas (Schuylerville, NY) and volleyball’s Nicole Wright (Dryden, NY) were named to the Commissioner’s List, with Murphy, Thomas and Wright earning All Academic team honors as well.

The following student-athletes were named to the All Academic Team: cross country student-athletes Matthew Boyd (Ilion, NY), Marcus Figero (Rosedale, NY), Andrew Glover (Bronx, NY), Edgar Linian (Buffalo, NY), Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) and Kurt Pfaffenberger (Warwick, NY); volleyball’s Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) and Casie Kimbrell (Croghan, NY); women’s soccer’s Rebekah Janson (Chittenango, NY) and Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY); football’s Louis Nauditt (Campbell Hall, NY) and field hockey’s Rian Tanski (Elma, NY).

Morrisville State is in its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008-2009. 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.