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Morrisville State hunt seat team third at Skidmore

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team placed third overall Saturday afternoon at the Skidmore College intercollegiate show with 32 team points, one shy of second place Cornell.

Emma Perrault (Falmouth, MA), Brittany Smith (Orchard Park, NY) and Allison Soukup (Pine Bush, NY) each won their classes, taking first in the open equitation over fences, novice equitation on the flat and beginner walk trot canter classes, respectively.

Second place finishers for Morrisville State were: Brianne Elias (Baldwinsville, NY) in open equitation over fences; Chelsea Stanbro (Buffalo, NY) in intermediate equitation over fences; Emma Monte (East Rochester, NY) in novice equitation over fences; Renee Petruzzelli (Toms River, NJ) in advanced walk trot canter and Karli Wimmer (Brackney, PA) in beginner walk trot canter.

Skidmore won the show with 47 points, followed by: Cornell 33, Morrisville 32, Hartwick 32, Colgate 30, Cobleskill 26, Hamilton 22, Siena 21, Albany 21, Binghamton 17, Oneonta 16, Hobart 14, Ithaca 13 and RPI 4.

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.