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Picardo, Brunschmid named Mustang "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named sophomore forward Thelma Picardo (Queens, NY) and sophomore wrestler Wheeler Brunschmid (Sherburne, NY) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending November 22, 2009.

Picardo averaged 12.0 points per game this week for the Mustangs while playing on average 34 minutes per game at the forward position. In three games, she tallied 19 rebounds, one block and four steals while shooting 37.5% from the floor, including hitting 31.6% from behind the arc.

The graduate of Long Island City High School, Picardo is majoring in nursing at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Regina Picardo of Queens.

Brunschmid assisted Morrisville to a 10th place team finish at the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragon Invitational Saturday, placing fifth overall in the 184 pound weight class. On the day he defeated three, the first by a 9-2 decision, the second an 8-7 decision, while collecting his third win on a pin.

To date, Brunschmid has posted an individual record of 10 wins and four losses.

A graduate of Sherburne-Earlville High School, Brunschmid is majoring in sports, nutrition and fitness management at Morrisville State. He is the son of Kristine and Patrick Brunschmid of Sherburne.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.