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Morrisville State hunt seat team ends season at regional championships

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team concluded its 2008-09 season Saturday afternoon at the IHSA Regional Championships held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Of the four that qualified for the regional championships, Kim Palmer (Whitehall, NY) placed fifth in the walk trot class while Amanda Niemann (Youngsville, NY) was eighth in the walk trot canter class.

Brittany Smith (Orchard Park, NY) finished seventh in the novice equitation over fences class and Ashley Yardley (Mexico, NY) seventh in the open equitation over fences class.

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.