News Center

Back to News Center

Hanson, O'Donnell named Morrisville State "Athletes of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s basketball senior guard Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) and wrestling’s Sam O’Donnell (Cortland, NY) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending January 10, 2010.

Hanson led Morrisville State to a 1-1 week, recording a total 38 points, 21 rebounds, five steals and two assists, while shooting 10-for-13 from the free throw line in two games. In the comeback win over Penn State Abington, Hanson posted her fourth double-double performance of the season, netting 20 points and 14 rebounds in the 65-60 win.
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.
O’Donnell assisted the wrestling team to a 1-3 record at the North/South Duals at Ursinus College, posting an individual record of 2-1 in the heavyweight class.

O’Donnell tallied two pins, the first in 5:52 over his opponent from Central, and the second in 56 seconds over his opponent from host Ursinus College.

A residential construction major at Morrisville State College, O’Donnell is a 2006 graduate of Cortland High School. He is the son of Ann and Steve O’Donnell of Cortland, 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.