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McCants named Morrisville State "Athlete of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Athletic Department has named senior men’s basketball center, Joseph McCants (Bronx, NY) the Mustang “Athlete of the Week” for the week ending February 15, 2009.

McCants tallied 36 points, 33 rebounds, two assists, one steal and five blocks in three games for the men’s basketball team last week, while playing on average 28+ minutes a game.

In the loss to Potsdam, McCants netted nine points and grabbed 12 rebounds and followed with four point, seven rebound performance in the loss to Oneonta on Friday.

On Saturday, McCants led the Mustangs in the 83-80 overtime win over Cazenovia, recording a collegiate best 23 points and 15 rebounds while blocking three.

The resort and recreation service management major is a graduate of Harry S. Truman High School and is the son of Margerat McCants of Bronx, NY.

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.