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ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES HONORED ON NOVEMBER 16, 2013
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Six Selected To Hall Of Fame
National champion Quiller, MLB pitcher Diamond highlight 2013 class
VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton University has announced its 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which will be enshrined at the 18th Annual Induction Ceremony on November 16. The class, which spans five sports and 35 years of competition, includes an NCAA champion, two All-Americans and a Major League Baseball player.
Elected to membership for 2013 are former standouts;
Scott Diamond (baseball, 2005-07), David Holmes (swimming, 2004-07),
Glenn McIver (basketball, 1973-78), Graham Munro (soccer, 2002-05), Rory Quiller (track & field, 2003-08) and Leah Truncale (basketball, 1998-03).
We offer you our CONGRATULATIONS!
Diamond made history by becoming the first BU baseball player to reach the pinnacle of his sport when he earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Minnesota Twins last spring. He was named the organization's Pitcher of the Year and its Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012. Back on campus, Diamond was a three-year starter and America East Rookie of the Year in 2005.
Holmes racked up 18 America East titles in the pool and became the first male swimmer in conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship. A former BU Athlete of the Year, he was the Most Outstanding Performer at both the 2006 and 2007 ECAC Championships and he compiled 15 ECAC gold medals in a record-breaking career.
McIver followed a notable playing career with impactful service in the Binghamton community. On the court, he scored 1,101 career points and ranks fourth in program history with 699 career rebounds. In his senior season (1977-78), McIver averaged 19.0 points. After graduation, he became one of the area's most successful coaches, teaching and mentoring boys and girls throughout Broome County. His Seton Catholic Central high school boys' team captured a sectional title and made two finals appearances.
Munro was a one-of-a-kind central defender whose leadership pushed BU to the top of the America East. The school's first Division I soccer All-American, he was the conference Defender of the Year three straight years and led the 2003 Bearcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Munro was BU's Athlete of the Year in 2004 and was selected in the third round of the 2006 MISL draft by Baltimore.
Quiller is the most decorated athlete in the school's 12-year Division I history. He captured the NCAA indoor pole vault title in 2008 and was a three-time All-American as well as a five-time NCAA qualifier. Quiller won five America East titles before making history on March 14, 2008 at the University of Arkansas when he won the national championship. Quiller went on to compete at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials.
Truncale was a gifted athlete whose combination of scoring and rebounding led the Bearcats to a seamless transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. She tallied 1,341 career points and accumulated school records of 978 rebounds and 236 blocks. During her career, BU won at an 81 percent clip and produced an NCAA tournament berth, two ECAC championships and an America East regular-season runner-up showing in the team's Division I debut. She was a two-time all-conference selection who averaged 15.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior.
The Binghamton Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and this year's class will bring the total number of members to 91.
Past Events for Varsity Club members
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 --5 - 7 p.m.
CAREER NETWORKING EVENT AND MIXER
BU Athletic Department to hold alumni panel and networking mixer during Homecoming Weekend
October 10, 2013
VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton Athletic Department will welcome back five of its alumni to take part in a panel and networking session with current senior student-athletes as part of Homecoming Weekend. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday in the Events Center TAU Bearcat Room.
Representing the alumni will be Taryn Ferrara (Swimming, Class of 2010), Brian Lindsay (Baseball, Class of 1995), Brad Manchester (Swimming, Class of 1986), Rachel Laws-Myers (Women's Basketball, Class of 2006) and Jose Moreira (Wrestling, Class of 2000).
Laws-Myers earned her Ph. D in African-American studies at Michigan State in 2011. Today, she is an English teacher in Connecticut and credits her time at Binghamton with who she is today.
"Binghamton shaped my life in the best way possible and coming back for this event means a lot to me," she said. "Not only was I surrounded by talented student-athletes and coaches, but also by other eager students and great professors in the classroom. Binghamton introduced me to so many different genres and fields of study and I fell in love with learning...so much so that I made it my goal to become a teacher."
Ferrara currently works for Atlantic Health System in New Jersey as a Sports Health Coordinator. Since May 2013, she has been responsible for planning numerous specialized events as well as community outreach projects.
"I'm looking forward to this weekend because being a student-athlete at Binghamton had so much to do with where I'm at in my career," she said. "I'm proud that the education and athletic training I received at Binghamton resulted in such an important foundation for my career."
Moreira, meanwhile, has stayed involved with the university as a former member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and as a current member of the Binghamton University Athletic Club Board of Directors. Professionally, he has enjoyed a 13-year career in the technology and operations side of the distribution industry—all of it working for locally-owned Cleaner's Supply Inc.
"Everything influences who you are, and my experience at Binghamton helped me to become successful," he said in a 2011 article on the Binghamton Alumni Association website. "I want to see student-athletes have the same experiences that I had."
Manchester's post-graduate endeavors have led to positions such as a partner at Levene, Gouldin & Thompson LLP, a research analyst for NBC Television in New York City, and the President of Manchester Marketing Services in Binghamton. Currently, he works for serves as the First Vice President – Investment Officer for Wells Fargo Financial Advisors in Johnson City.
"Being a Binghamton native has given me a unique opportunity to watch Binghamton University grow from the 'Colonial' days of Harper College and SUNY Binghamton into one of the Best Public University's in the Nation," he said. "When I was enrolled I was considered a 'townie.' Now the town and the University are melting into one community that is offering the student body more and more opportunities for internships and career choices
A year after graduating from Binghamton, Lindsay earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure. In 2006, he joined Lockheed Martin full time and was accepted into the company's Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) in 2010.
7:00 p.m.: BU Basketball Showcase
Doors open at 6:30. This annual spectacle introduces the men's and women's Bearcat hoops squads to alumni, students, faculty, staff and fans. Spirit squads will also make appearances. Admission is free. Wear green and be ready to cheer! FREE T-Shirt Give Away to first 1500 fans.
Sat., Oct. 12th: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
VARSITY CLUB Tailgate Party for all Athlete Alumni
The VARSITY CLUB will host a tent with food, drinks, and buffet by Moe's South West Grill, plus a special Varsity Club gift for new members. Wear green! All Alumni Athletes and their guest are welcome free of charge. Look for the big tent and Varsity Club Welcome Sign in the Events Center Parking Lot; You won't want to miss this "main event" for Homecoming.
The "Varsity Club", is the newly-established club for former Binghamton University Athletes.
Register to Join the VARSITY CLUB: http://binghamton.edu/varsity-club/
BU Athletic Department Homecoming Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY, October 11
5-7 p.m. Alumni Networking Mixer (TAU Club Room)
5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Stony Brook (West Gym)
7 p.m. BU Basketball Showcase (Events Center)
7 p.m. Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game (Bearcats Sports Complex)
SATURDAY, October 12
11 a.m. Softball Alumni Game (Softball Facility)
11 a.m. Green & White Swimming Meet followed by alumni open swim
Noon Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game
1 p.m. Women's Basketball Alumni Game (Events Center)
1 p.m. Men's Soccer Alumni Game (Bearcats Sports Complex)
3 p.m. Homecoming Tailgate, Featuring the Varsity Club Tent Reception
4 p.m. Volleyball vs. UMBC (West Gym)
6 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. UMass Lowell (Bearcats Sports Complex)