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Yardley named SUNYAC Spring Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete for Equestrian

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team rider, Ashley Yardley (Mexico, NY/Mexico Academy), has been named the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete for Equestrian by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for the 2008-09 academic year.

Yardley has the top grade point average among the SUNYAC selections for equestrian teams and completed her final season seventh in the open equitation over fences class at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Regional Championships.

The senior is majoring in equine science at Morrisville State, earning Dean’s List honors each semester, and President’s List honors this spring. Yardley is the daughter of Joanne Perlet and Glenn Yardley of Mexico, New York.

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.