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Tanski to compete in the US Sailing's Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College junior, Rian Tanski (Elma, NY) has that competitive edge, and will display it this weekend not on the field hockey field, but at the US Sailing’s ROLEX International Women’s Keelboat Championship held at the Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Tanski was selected by avid racer, Kelly Stremmel, to compete in the J/22 competition that was inaugurated in 1985.

Racing has long been a part of the Tanski family, as Rian joined her father and brother six years ago on the water at Lake Erie in Buffalo, racing J/22’s.

Teams for the event hail from far away as South Africa to as close as Canastota.

Tanski is a technology management: resort and recreation services major at Morrisville State and is the daughter of Sharon and Dale Tanski of Elma, N.Y. She is a forward on the Mustangs field hockey team.

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.