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Hanson, Salmon named Morrisville State "Athlete of the Week"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department has named women’s basketball guard, Tekesha Hanson (Queens, NY) and men’s ice hockey forward Matt Salmon (Orillia, ON) the Mustang “Athletes of the Week” for the week ending February 21, 2010.

Hanson led the Mustangs to a 1-2 record over NEAC opponents this week. She finished the week with a total 70 points (23.3 per game), 28 rebounds (9.3 per game), 10 steals, five assists and five blocks. Hanson also went 14-for-29 from beyond the arc, hitting .483 percent of three’s attempted.

In the win over Wilson on Friday, Hanson tallied a career high 38 points, hitting a collegiate best seven three-pointers.

For her week’s performance, she also earned NEAC player of the week and ECAC Upstate Division III Player of the Week honors.

The 2005 graduate of John Bowne High School is majoring in journalism at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Novelette Hickling and Jean Claude of Queens, New York.

Salmon tallied two goals and an assist in the 5-3 win over Buffalo State College on Friday to clinch first-ever SUNYAC postseason appearance for Morrisville State.

Salmon currently leads the team in goals scored with 10.

The 2006 graduate of Twin Lakes Secondary School is majoring in business administration at Morrisville State. He is the son of Kim and Randy Salmon of Orillia, Ontario.

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.