MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Athletics Department selected its weekly award winners, naming western equestrian rider, Jordan Sweeten (Cuba, N.Y.) and men’s basketball guard, Trent Ward (Auburn, N.Y.) the Mustang Athletes of the Week for the week ending December 6.
Sweeten, who placed third in open reining and topped the field in open western horsemanship with a first place ride captured high point rider accolades, qualified for the Regional Championships in both classes. In the second show of the day, she repeated as high point rider for the show, collecting a first place finish in open reining while finishing second overall in open western horsemanship.
Her efforts in the riding arena contributed to Morrisville State sweeping the competition and earning high point team accolades for each show.
Sweeten is currently the leader in the high point rider standings in the Region by 12 points.
The junior is a graduate of Cuba High and is majoring in equine science at Morrisville State.
Ward earns Athlete of the Week accolades after leading the men’s basketball team to a 2-0 conference record on the week. Across both games, the sophomore averaged 22.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, three assists and four steals in nearly 38 minutes of play each game.
In the win over Cazenovia on Saturday, Ward nailed five from long range enroute to 22 points, while posting his first collegiate double-double adding 14 rebounds to his tallies.
The graduate of Auburn High is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. He is the son of Lisa Ward of Auburn.
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.