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Morrisville State names "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s basketball senior guard Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) the Mustang Female Athlete of the Week and senior hockey forward Andrew Alarie (Carlisle, ONT) and men’s basketball sophomore forward Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) the Male Co-Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 3, 2010.

Hanson came off the bench to lead Morrisville State in the come-from-behind 55-54 victory over Penn State Harrisburg Sunday afternoon. Matching her season high 23 points, she recorded her second straight double-double performance, adding 13 rebounds to her tallies on the day. She also assisted the game winning basket to lift Morrisville State to its first victory over a conference opponent.

To date, Hanson leads the team in scoring, blocked shots and steals and is second on the team in rebounding as a guard.

The graduate of John Bowne High School, Hanson is majoring in video journalism at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Novelette Hickling and Jean Claude of Flushing, New York.

Alarie assisted the hockey team to a 1-1 weekend. Against St. Michaels College, he tallied an assist in the 5-1 victory, and repeated with an assist in the loss to Hamilton College on Sunday. At the conclusion of the SMC Holiday tournament, he was named to the all-tournament team.

Alarie currently leads the team in scoring, tallying three goals and a team high nine assists this season for 12 points.

An entrepreneurship and small business management major at Morrisville State College, Alarie was named to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team in the spring, earning Dean’s List honors. He is the son of Debbie and Michael Alarie of Carlisle, Ontario.

Sneed was key to the men’s basketball team’s comeback attempt against Penn State Harrisburg on Sunday. In the contest he tallied 11 points (all in the second half), four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in the 74-70 loss.

Sneed is currently averaging 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Mustangs and leads the team in blocked shots.

A two-sport student-athlete for Morrisville State in football and basketball, Sneed is majoring in business administration. He is the son of Jacqueline Brown and Hodges Sneed, Sr. of Syracuse, New York.

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.