Sarah Cartmill '02
Induction Class of 2010
A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Sarah Cartmill played basketball at Binghamton from 1998-02. She earned her bachelor's degree in English in 2002 and received a master's degree in sports psychology from Ithaca College in 2010.
Cartmill was a dominant post player whose skill, work ethic, and leadership fueled the program's instant success at NCAA Division II and then Division I. She amassed 1,836 career points to rank second on BU's all-time list and added 784 career rebounds, which ranks third.
As a freshman, Cartmill's Bearcats went 26-4 in the team's NCAA Division II debut, winning a New England Collegiate Conference title and gaining an NCAA berth. She averaged 9.8 points and showed her shooting range with 40% accuracy from beyond the arc. Though not a starter on that veteran team, Cartmill was named to the NECC All-Championship team, foreshadowing her impending impact.
In her sophomore season, BU was near perfect, going 27-2 (16-0 in conference) and producing a commanding ECAC Division II crown. Cartmill produced 16.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. She was named first team all-conference and helped lead the Bearcats to their first ECAC title with 32 points in the tournament. That 17th-ranked team finished with the nation's fourth-longest win streak.
One year later, Cartmill pushed her scoring average up to 19.1 points (20th in nation), steering BU to a 22-7 mark and a second straight runaway ECAC championship. She shot 50% from the floor and 80% from the free throw line, giving the Bearcats an near-automatic point-producer in the low post. Cartmill earned all-region and All-ECAC accolades.
As a senior, Cartmill took over the leadership reigns of BU's now-Division I team and lifted the Bearcats to 19 wins and a runnerup showing in the team's America East debut. She averaged 18.4 points and 7.0 rebounds, scored 20 or more points 11 times and was voted the conference Player of the Year as well as the University's "Athlete of the Year."
Binghamton went 94-22 (81%) during her four-year career, including an incredible 46-4 at home, and advanced to post-season every year.
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