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Britton named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College volleyball senior outside hitter, Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY/Cazenovia) has been named the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, October 18, 2009. This is the second time this season Britton has earned this honor.

Britton led Morrisville State to a 3-0 week, tallying 42 kills, 63 defensive digs, two service aces, and three blocks, averaging 3.92 points per game in wins over Hartwick College, Cazenovia College and The College of St. Elizabeth.

Against Hartwick on Friday, she tallied 13 kills and 25 defensive digs as Morrisville took the contest 3-2. On Saturday, Britton posted a season high 19 kills (hitting .412), three solo blocks and 25 defensive digs in the 3-1 win over Cazenovia and followed with 10 additional kills and 13 digs in the 3-0 victory over St. Elizabeth.

Britton, an early childhood education major at Morrisville State College, is a 2006 graduate of Cazenovia High School. She is the daughter of Janet and Richard Britton of Cazenovia, N.Y.

Morrisville State is 11-11 overall and remains undefeated in conference tri-match action and return to the court Saturday at SUNY IT for the final conference tri-match of the season. Match play begins at 9 a.m.

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.