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Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) earns SUNY Chancellor Scholar Athlete honors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher recently announced the winners of the 2009-10 Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award, honoring 75 students from across the SUNY System, including Morrisville State College’s Amanda Britton (Cazenovia, NY) in the sport of volleyball.

The award was created to recognize academic excellence along with outstanding athletic achievement.

In the classroom, Britton has consistently appeared on the Dean’s List in each semester at Morrisville State, sporting over a 3.4 GPA, earning All-Academic Team honors through the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) in the Fall 2008. She is expected to be named a 2009-10 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar Athlete in June.

On the court, Britton posted first team all-SUNYAC honors last fall, and repeated with first team all-conference honors in the NEAC this season, following a record breaking season for the Mustangs.

Alone this year, she appeared in 97 games and tallied 343 kills, 21 assists, 30 service aces, 304 defensive digs, and 22.5 blocks, leading Morrisville State to a 13 win season.

Britton led the Mustangs on the floor in kills, service aces, defensive digs and was second in hitting percentage and third in blocks. She was named the NEAC Athlete of the Week twice this season, ranking fourth in hitting percentage in the conference overall statistics, second in kills, and eighth in digs.

Britton shattered the hitting records at Morrisville State, recording 374 kills, a .232 hitting percentage.

The 2006 graduate of Cazenovia High School is majoring in early childhood education at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Janet and Richard Britton of Cazenovia, NY.

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.