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Binghamton holds 8th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The Binghamton University Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members on Friday night, beginning a weekend full of Homecoming events. This year?s inductees are John Affleck (golf coach, 1963-03), Alicia Brennan (women's basketball, 1986-90), John Dunigan (men's tennis, 1986-89), and Chris Jackey (men?s basketball, 1986-90).

The quartet was selected from a group of 33 nominations and brings the total number of Hall of Fame members to 48. A voting committee of 11 alumni, coaches, student-athletes and staff made the final selections.

"It is always a thrilling and nostalgic evening when we get together to honor our former athletes and coaches," director of health, physical education and athletics Joel Thirer said. "I want to personally thank all of the inductees for all that you have done for Binghamton University."

A three-sport head coach and department fixture for five decades, Affleck gained prominence as head coach for BU's highly-successful golf program during the past 15 years. After reviving the sport first as a club team in 1985 and then to varsity status in 1988, Affleck produced 12 national All-Americans and took his team to the NCAA Championship nine times - including tournament selections at all three divisional levels. His teams placed among the top-7 in the nation four times, highlighted by a fourth-place showing in 1993. Affleck capped his coaching career by leading the 2002-03 team to a berth in the NCAA Division I Championship, and his final Bearcats team won more tournaments than any other team in the entire nation. He was honored by his peers as the region's coach of the year six times and was selected as America East Coach of the Year this spring. Affleck, who also coached men's basketball (1972-83) and baseball (1964-72), received the University Chancellor?s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1991, and remains one of the school's most popular instructors.

A four-year basketball standout, Brennan ranks second in career rebounds (837) and fifth in scorin

Menís Basketball radio announcer John Caveny introduces Coach John Affleck during the annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday during Homecoming. Caveny was master of ceremonies during the event, which also inducted three other outstanding
g (1,229). She graduated as the program leader in both categories, and still remains second in rebounding despite the fact that totals were not kept for her freshman season. Brennan was the team's leading scorer all four years, and led the entire SUNYAC in both categories as a sophomore and junior. She was a three-time All-SUNYAC selection, earning first-team honors twice.

Brennan held career averages of 14.6 points and 9.9 rebounds, and ranks among the program's top-10 in eight career and six season categories. She also holds a share of the record for most rebounds in a game (23). A two-year captain, Brennan was honored with the John Bilos Award in 1990.

A three-year tennis player who transferred from Division I power Cal-Irvine, Dunigan?s accomplishments and leadership helped build a national-caliber BU program that continues today, and he is the first men's tennis player to earn entry into the Hall of Fame. Dunigan twice qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship, and was ranked as high as No. 28 in the country as a senior. As a senior captain, he advanced to the second round of the national tournament, and steered Binghamton to a national ranking of 16th. One year earlier, he became the program's first-ever SUNYAC first singles champion. Dunigan was selected as the John Bilos Award winner in 1989.

The school?s all-time scoring leader after the first 57 years of basketball, Jackey compiled 1,721 points in four seasons. He was chosen first-team All-SUNYAC three times, and also remains the program?s only Academic All-American (1988-89). Jackey holds the record for points in a season (630) and produced three of the top-7 season point totals in program history. He also ranks among the top-10 in seven other categories, including career three-pointers (2nd, 187), career free throw percentage (4th, 79.2%), and career assists (5th, 421). Jackey maintained a career scoring average of 19.1, and was selected as the Jake Pitler Award winner and ECAC Merit Medal recipient in 1990.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08