Sweeten, Toure named Mustang Athletes of the Week

Sweeten, Toure named Mustang Athletes of the Week

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletics department has announced its weekly award winners, naming western rider Jordan Sweeten (Cuba, N.Y.) and forward Ibrahima Toure (Brooklyn, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 28.

Sweeten claimed three Regional Championship titles over the weekend for the western equestrian team, as she turned in top rides in the open reining and open western horsemanship class, while finishing as the Zone 2, Region 3 High Point Rider for the region.

Her victories will carry the Mustangs to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National semifinals in both individual and team competition March 19 at the University of Findlay in Ohio.

Sweeten is majoring in equine science at Morrisville State.

Toure averaged 26.0 points per game in the NEAC tournament as the Mustangs made their fourth appearance in the championship title game in five years. He also averaged 14.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals, while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor across both games.

In the loss to Lancaster Bible, Toure put together a collegiate best game to close out his career, netting 29 points and 17 rebounds, while shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the free throw line.

The senior is a graduate of Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology and is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. He is the son of Mohamed Toure of Brooklyn.

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 and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.