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Britton, Whitfield named All-Conference

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College senior outside hitter, Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) and junior outside hitter, Ebony Whitfield (Benton Harbor, MI), have earned North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) all-conference honors following the 2009 season.

Britton earned first team honors following a record breaking season for the Mustangs. In 97 games played she tallied 343 kills, 21 assists, 30 service aces, 304 defensive digs, and 22.5 blocks, leading Morrisville State to a 13 win season.

Britton led the Mustangs on the floor in kills, service aces, defensive digs and was second in hitting percentage and third in blocks. She was named the NEAC Athlete of the Week twice this season, ranking fourth in hitting percentage in the conference overall statistics, second in kills, and eighth in digs.

Britton shattered the hitting records at Morrisville State, recording 374 kills, a .232 hitting percentage.

The 2006 graduate of Cazenovia High School is majoring in early childhood education at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Janet and Richard Britton of Cazenovia, NY.

Whitfield earned second team honors following a season of dominating play at the net in both hitting and blocking. In 58 games played, Whitfield tallied 133 kills, 24 assists, 23 service aces, 95 defensive digs and 74 blocks, leading the team in stops at the net and hitting percentage, second in kills and third in digs.

Whitfield led the conference overall statistical leaders in hitting percentage (.318), was eighth in kills, and first in blocks. Passing the all-time leader in blocks at Morrisville State, Whitfield holds the career record in blocks with 246 in three seasons of play, setting the season record in 2008 with 106.

The 2004 Benton Harbor High graduate is majoring in accounting at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Cathy and Larry Cohn of Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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.