Seven inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame
Binghamton University expanded its Athletics Hall of Fame by seven on Saturday as the 17th Annual Induction Ceremony was held at the Events Center. The 2012 Class, which featured five former athletes, a former head coach and team physician, was formally enshrined in front of a large crowd of more than 250 on Homecoming Weekend.
“You have helped make Binghamton a ‘Home of Champions,’” University President Harvey Stenger told the group. “All seven inductees have created distinction for themselves and the university. Success in sports takes hard work and mental and physical toughness… Athletics plays an important role in the lives and futures of so many of us… I want to congratulate you on this great honor.”
Voted in for 2012 are former standouts Gina Bonante (swimming, 1995-99), Charlene Cook (softball, 1995-98), Jason Goldman (wrestling, 1995-97), Andrew Magidoff (tennis, 1991-95) and Dave Schneider (soccer, 1989-92). Joining the athletes in the 2012 class will be 19-year men’s tennis coach Michael Starke and 27-year team physician Douglas Kerr.