MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming western rider Elyse Scott (Averill Park, N.Y.) and men's basketball Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending Dec. 2.
Scott collected two class wins Saturday in the Mustangs show sweep of Cobleskill and Colgate. In the morning show, she was the designated rider for class 13, novice western horsemanship, where she not only topped the field of five total riders, but earned points towards the team win. In that same competition she completed her points needed to qualify for the Regional Championship show as a novice rider.
Having pointed up to the advanced class after the morning win, Scott, in her first time showing in class 14 - advanced western horsemanship, earned the blue ribbon among a field of five additional veteran riders for her second of the day.
Dennis led Morrisville State men's basketball across two games on the week, averaging 30.5 points and 21.5 rebounds per game while shooting a collective total 61.3% from the floor and 85.2% from the free throw line.
Dennis began the week with a 26 point, 11 rebound effort against #12 nationally ranked Middlebury, also contributing two assists, a steal and two blocked shots to his tallies on the night in 29 minutes of play.
He followed up with a career high 35 points and 32 rebounds in the double overtime win against SUNY Poly where he again assisted two others, posted three steals and another two blocked shots. Dennis' double-double against Poly was also a school record for rebounds in a single game, while recording the highest total double-double for the program in NCAA history.
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.