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Acker named Morrisville State's "Athlete of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has recently named softball pitcher, Kimberly Acker (Bluepoint, NY) the Mustang “Athlete of the Week” for the week ending April 12.

Acker hit 2-of-10 from the plate while scoring three runs and hitting in one as Morrisville State recorded a 1-5 week. Acker scored twice and stole a base in the 8-6 win over Potsdam before hitting a double in the second against Potsdam.

Acker also threw a total of 10 innings on the week, allowing 18 hits, 11 earned runs, while recording four strike outs on the mound.

The junior earned an associate’s degree in equine science and management in May 2008 from Morrisville State and is currently majoring in liberal arts – math. She is the daughter of Kathie and Rick Acker of Blue Point, 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.