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Three advance to Western IHSA National Championships

FINDLAY, OH – Three Morrisville State College western riders advanced to the Western IHSA National Championship competition, following their top three place finish at the semi-finals last weekend.

Morrisville State’s Catherine Howland (Rutlandtown, VT) placed third overall in the reining class and second in open western horsemanship while Bryan Moylan (Mastic, NY) finished second overall in the novice western horsemanship class to advance. Rebecca Schmitt (Clayton, NY) moves on to the national championships with a third place finish in the intermediate western horsemanship class.

Morrisville State finished fifth overall in team competition with 15 points. The University of Findlay claimed the top spot with 35.

The IHSA National Championships will be held at Middle Tennessee State College in Murfreesboro April 23 through 26.

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.