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Britton, Crast named Morrisville State College Athletes of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department recently named volleyball’s senior outside hitter, Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY/Cazenovia), and football’s sophomore quarterback, Jamieson Crast (Mannsville, NY/South Jefferson), the Mustang Athlete’s of the Week for the week ending September 6, 2009.

Britton led the women’s team to a 3-2 record on the week, posting wins over Cazenovia, Keuka and Hilbert. Throughout the week’s action she tallied an astounding 85 kills, 11 service aces, 73 defensive digs, four solo and four assisted blocks. On Friday, Britton posted a game high 24 kills and 20 digs in the 3-2 upset win over Keuka College, later earning her D’Youville Spartan Volleyball All-Tournament Team honors.

In 2008, she was named to the All-SUNYAC volleyball first team and SUNYAC All-Academic Team, while earning Dean’s List honors in both the fall and the spring semesters.

Britton is majoring in early childhood education at Morrisville State College and is the daughter of Janet and Richard Britton of Cazenovia, N.Y.

Crast was 17-28 in passing for 198-yards and three touchdowns, adding 88 yards on the ground, including a 39-yard carry for a score, in the loss to Hartwick on Saturday. He accounted for 286 of the team’s 390-yards total offense on the night.

A transfer from Hobart College, he earned Dean’s List honors at Morrisville State in the spring semester.

Crast is majoring in natural resources conservation at Morrisville State and is the son of Julie and Patrick Crast of Mannsville, N.Y.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

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.