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Morrisville State joins Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College was approved last week to join the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference for the 2009-10 season.

The Mustangs become the ninth member of the conference, and join The College at Brockport, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, Rochester Institute of Technology, Lycoming and Messiah College.

“The invitation to compete in the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference represents a tremendous opportunity for us at a critical time for our program,” said Greg Carroll, Director of Athletics at Morrisville State. “This is the first year our athletes are eligible for post season competition as members of the NCAA so the chance to compete at the conference championships means everything to the young men on our team. We continue to be a young squad but hope to benefit from the opportunities to compete against and work with the some of the best wrestling programs in the northeast as a member of the Empire Wrestling Conference.”

The Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference was established in 1991 with the charter members including The College at Brockport, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego and Rochester Institute of Technology. Lycoming and Messiah joined the conference in the fall of 2007.

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.