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Morrisville State College to begin active NCAA membership in 2009-10

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department received notification Wednesday morning from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of its approval of the college’s application for active membership within Division III beginning September 1, 2009.

The move completes the College’s transition from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) that began in the Fall of 2006.

Active membership allows Morrisville State College athletic teams and student-athletes to be eligible to compete in NCAA Championship events beginning in the upcoming 2009-10 season.

Additionally, Morrisville State athletic teams and student-athletes will be eligible to be listed in official NCAA Division III statistical rankings.

Morrisville State will compete as an active member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in 2009-10 with the exception of football, men’s ice hockey and field hockey. Football competes in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).

In addition, with full NCAA accreditation, Morrisville State is eligible to seek affiliate membership with the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for both field hockey and men’s ice hockey.

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.