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Hall of Fame ceremony honors six elite individuals
November 18, 2013
Contact: John Hartrick (email@example.com)
VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton athletics honored en elite class of six individuals on Saturday at the 18th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event drew nearly 200 people to the Events Center and capped a busy day that began with the men’s basketball home game against Navy.
Permanently enshrined into the Hall were the university’s first Major League Baseball player, Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Diamond, NCAA qualifier and 34-time conference champion swimmer David Holmes, thousand-point scorer and Binghamton-area basketball coach and mentor Glenn McIver, soccer All-American and three-time America East Defender of the Year Graham Munro, NCAA pole vault champion and three-time All-American Rory Quiller and thousand-point scorer, school-record rebounder and current women’s assistant basketball coach Leah Truncale.
“When we were all little, many of us dreamed of becoming super athletes,” University President Harvey Stenger said in his opening remarks. “Most of us didn’t make it ... we knew we probably didn’t have what it took. It’s so exciting to meet six individuals who made it tonight ... who survived all those double sessions, weight lifting, going to class and wondering how you could do it all. It was hard but the successes were outstanding. This is a very selective group ... it’s a great event to recognize the superstars of Binghamton University. Congratulations.”
“Our mantra is ‘Excellence with Honor’ and each of you epitomizes that,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said in his welcome. “All that you’ve done to make it to this point ... your determination, commitment and discipline ... this is a message we’d love our current student-athletes to hear. Your efforts and achievement have made our department what it is today. Who we are is all about where we’ve come from. You’ve paved the way and this is your night.”
The election of the six individuals brings the total number of Hall of Fame members to 91. The Hall was established in 1991 to honor those individuals who have distinguished themselves and the University through the intercollegiate athletics program. Nominations are accepted prior to April 1 of each year. Names and supporting documentation can be sent via email to committee chair John Hartrick (firstname.lastname@example.org).