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Morrisville State College has two place at IHSA National Championships

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Three Morrisville State College hunt seat and western equestrian riders competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships this weekend, placing two in the top 10 riders across the nation in their respective classes.

Allison Soukup (Pine Bush, NY) showed for the hunt seat team in the walk trot canter class for the first time in her collegiate career and placed ninth overall out of 19 riders.

For the western team, Jill Featherly (Hilton, NY) showed for the Mustangs the individual open reining class, placing fifth overall, and in the high point rider competition finished 11th out of 22 riders with a 13th place finish in the horsemanship class and 10th place finish in the reining class.

Breann Schwarting (Earlville, NY) also showed for the western team.

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.