Four Mustangs honored by Empire 8 for Fall Academic Achievement  

Four Mustangs honored by Empire 8 for Fall Academic Achievement  


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Empire 8 Athletic Conference announced its President's List for the Fall 2017 semester, recognizing four from Morrisville State College's football team for their contributions on the field and excellence in the classroom.

Three freshmen and a sophomore earned the academic accolade, including Liam Cavanaugh (Kirkville, N.Y.), Brendon Levac (Rodman, N.Y.), Jacob Lyon (Fairfield, N.Y.) and Brian Ramirez (Bronx, N.Y.); who combined for an average 3.87 GPA following the Fall semester.

The conference named 796 student-athletes from the league's nine full-time and nine affiliate member institutions to its President's List. Recipients must earn a minimum 3.75 grade point average while participating in a conference-sponsored sport. The conference states, "it's commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the Empire 8."

"I am very proud of the academic accomplishments that our program achieved this past semester, led by these four outstanding young-men," said Mustang head coach Curt Fitzpatrick. 

"Last fall semester marked a program high in numerous academic measures, which is a result of our staff recruiting highly-motivated students, combined with their hard work and discipline in the classroom. Our players continue to develop and lead on campus and in our local community. I could not be happier with their development."

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