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Walker research fellowships competition now open


To encourage faculty and professional staff from the region’s 11 institutions of higher education to engage in research on critical problems confronting local or regional communities in the North Country, SUNY Potsdam’s Center for Regional Research and Community Education has opened its annual competition for the 2009 T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships.

Volleyball Set to Compete at SUNYAC Tournament


The women’s volleyball team will be making its first back-to-back SUNYAC tournament appearance since 1993 this Thursday when they take on the Golden Eagles of SUNY Brockport at 5 pm. The host for this year’s tournament is Fredonia.

The Bears (5-3 SUNYAC / 19-13 overall) are ranked third in the SUNYAC East Division while the Golden Eagles (8-2 SUNYAC/16-20 overall) are second in the West. The teams have met once this season back on September 13 at the RIT Invitational. Potsdam won that match 25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 27-25.

Athletes Raking Leaves on Sunday


(POTSDAM, NY) SUNY Potsdam athletes will be working in the village of Potsdam on Sunday (11/9) as they rake the yards of area seniors.

The athletes, representing all of the Bears varsity teams, will begin their project at 10 a.m. and continue until approximately 1 p.m. Potsdam coaches will supervise the workgroups as they work within the village.

Sunday’s effort is in participation with other State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) colleges who will be performing similar services throughout the month of November.

Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Until November 21st


(POTSDAM, NY) The SUNY Potsdam Sports Hall of Fame committee announced today that the deadline for accepting nominations for their 2009 induction ceremony will be Friday, November 21st. The 2009 induction will be conducted on July 11th as part of the college’s annual alumni weekend activities.

With 96 individual athletes, coaches and contributors, the Sports Hall of Fame has representatives from over a dozen sports. In addition to those individual members, both the 1981 and 1986 National Championship men’s basketball teams have also been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Pickering and Falconer Honored by SUNYAC


The State University of New York Athletic Conference has chosen two SUNY Potsdam Volleyball players for 2008 honors. Senior outside hitter Sammie Pickering was named to the First Team and freshmen setter Courtney Falconer was named Rookie of the Year.

Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) finished the regular season with 473 kills and averaged 4.01 per game. She was named Player of the Week in early October for her play at the Hartwick Tournament where she was named to the All-Tournament Team. In the tournament she had 43 kills, an overall .387 hitting percentage, and 26 digs.

Volleyball Denied at SUNYAC Tournament


The women’s volleyball team was denied victory at the SUNYAC Tournament as they fell to SUNY Brockport 23-25, 12-25, 23-25. This is the second straight year that the Lady Bears have advanced to SUNYAC Tournament action.

Leaders for Potsdam included Sammie Pickering (Tupper Lake/Tupper Lake) with 7 kills, Kim Plummer (Horseheads/Horseheads) with 13 digs, and Courtney Falconer (Bay Shore/Bay Shore) with 18 assists.

Earlier in the day, the SUNYAC named its All-Conference Team. Falconer won Rookie of The Year while Pickering was named to the First Team.

Women’s Hockey Loses Close Decision at Oswego


(Oswego, NY)- The SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team lost a close game to rival Oswego on Friday night as the Lakers held on to a 1-0 victory.

Ashley Myers scored for Oswego at 17:29 in the first period off assists from Jenna Kirkwood and Stephanie Esposito. The Lakers had a 48-28 shots on goal advantage and killed off five Potsdam power-play opportunities.

Bears goalie Hillary Hitchman (Potsdam/Oswego State), a former Laker player, was outstanding in goal and made 47 saves. Oswego goalie Emi Williams made 28 saves for the Lakers.

Swim Results 11-8-08


Norwich - 11/8/2008

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
Team Relay Finals Time

1 POTS B 2:09.24 11

1) Gutenmann, Sarah 2) Garland, Elora

3) Hennessey, Erin 4) Grushaw, Caitlyn

33.95 38.22 29.45 27.62

2 POTS A 2:09.70 4

1) Carey, Alyssa 2) Borakove, Lindsay

3) Shrout, Rosie 4) Matthews, Kate

34.96 36.29 32.48 25.97

3 POTS C 2:11.30 2

1) Kelliher, Karie 2) Peake, Alyssa

3) McKinney, Rachel 4) Heimer, Hollie


Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114