Adam Marcus '98
Induction Class of 2009
A native of Bayside, N.Y., Adam Marcus played tennis at Binghamton from 1994-98. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology in 1998 and received his doctoral degree in biology from Penn State University in 2002.
Marcus was a five-time All-American who spearheaded the national rise of the men's tennis program in the mid-1990s.
He made an immediate impact as a freshman, compiling a 20-7 singles record to help the Colonials advance to the program's first-ever NCAA Championship one of just 12 teams across the country to be selected. Marcus then earned a berth in the NCAA singles bracket and gained All-America honors by winning two matches. He was named the ITA East Region Rookie of the Year.
As a sophomore, he began a three-year run as the program's No. 1 singles and doubles player, and led the team to an historic eighth-place national finish. The Marcus-led Colonials stunned powerhouse Williams at the NCAA East Regional to gain a berth into the NCAA Finals. Marcus then advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship, earning repeat All-America honors after a second straight 20-win campaign. He and his formidable doubles partner Dave Rosenthal were ranked No. 2 in the country and gained All-America status after a stellar 18-4 season.
In 1997, Marcus continued his success with singles and doubles titles at the pretigious Rolex Regional Championship, a repeat NCAA singles berth and All-America doubles honors.
As a senior, Marcus went 19-6 in singles, won his third straight Rolex doubles title and again advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAAs, notching his fifth All-America honor.
The Academic All-American was awarded the Arthur Ashe Collegiate Award for outstanding leadership and sportsmanship. He was also honored with the 1998 John Bilos Award for outstanding career achievement.
Marcus graduated with the most singles wins in program history (74) and his combined singles and doubles win percentage (70%) ranks among the highest in the sports' 62-year history.
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