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Smith named Morrisville State College "Athlete of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College hunt seat rider, Brittany Smith (Orchard Park, NY) has been named the Mustang “Athlete of the Week” for the week ending March 8, 2009.

Smith placed first over the weekend at the Hartwick IHSA show in the novice equitation over fences class to qualify for the regional championships in her second event of her first collegiate season.

Smith will be representing Morrisville State in the novice equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat at the regional championships held at Skidmore on March 28.

The freshman is majoring in equine science and management at Morrisville State and is the daughter of Kimberly and Brian Smith of Orchard Park, 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.