MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming sophomore Tori Rockefeller (Bloomville, N.Y.) and junior Kyle Peck (Oneida, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending January 14.
Rockefeller led the women's basketball team to a 2-1 week behind her performance on the court, averaging 12.0 points, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game as Morrisville State resumed conference action Wednesday.
In the win over Penn St. Berks, Rockefeller posted seven of her game total 14 in the final quarter as Morrisville State battled back from a six point deficit after three quarters to capture the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) win.
She followed that performance with a team high 19 point outing at the College of St. Elizabeth, where she shot 58.3% from the floor, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc and a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line.
Across the week Rockefeller posted a game high five assists against St. Elizabeth and two steals against Keuka.
The sophomore is a graduate of South Kortright High and is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Trina and Bret Rockefeller of Bloomville.
Peck played an instrumental role in a 2-2 week for the Mustangs men's basketball team, averaging 11.3 points per game overall across four games, and 13.3 within conference play.
Peck began the week with five points against #4 nationally ranked Middlebury and followed on Wednesday with 14 points in the overtime loss to Keuka, where he shot 5-for-8 from the floor, while adding three rebounds and two steals to his tallies.
On Saturday, he added 11 points in the win over Penn St. Berks, snagging five rebounds and assisting two, while collecting two blocked shots.
Peck wrapped up the week with a 15 point performance at the College of St. Elizabeth, as Morrisville State went 2-1 in conference action to remain near the top of the NEAC standings. In that same contest, he again posted two steals while assisting three others, and shot 55.6% from the floor.
The junior is a graduate of Oneida High and is majoring in landscape architecture and design at Morrisville State College. He is the son of Lisa and Tim Peck of Oneida.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.