Columbia Grad Melissa Blair Earns MVP Award For Women's Bowling Squad

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, June 22, 2001

Columbia High School graduate Melissa Blair was recently named Most Valuable Player of Hudson Valley Community College's 2000-01 women's bowling team. She also earned First Team All-Mountain Valley Conference and First Team All-American status.

Blair posted a 192 average in 2000-01, second highest among female bowlers in the Mountain Valley Conference. She also placed second in the All-Events and doubles competition at the NJCAA championships.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.