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Morrisville State College hunt seat equine team 6th at Cornell

CORNELL, N.Y.– The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team placed sixth overall Sunday afternoon at the Cornell University IHSA show, compiling 25 team points.

Cornell won the show with 47 points, Skidmore was second with 42.

Top riders for the Mustangs were: Brianne Elias (Baldwinsville, NY) placed second in the open equitation over fences class; Brittany Smith (Orchard Park, NY) was second in the novice equitation on the flat; Nicole Hallenback (Fonda, NY) second in the novice equitation on the flat; Karli Wimmer (Brackney, PA) second in the beginner walk trot canter class; Katalin Goetz (Brooklyn, NY) third in the intermediate equitation over fences class; Ariel Zanfardino (Shelton, CT) third in the novice equitation on the flat class and Allison Soukup (Pine Bush, NY) third in the beginner walk trot canter class.

Morrisville State returns to the riding arena, Saturday, February 28 at Skidmore.

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.