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BU Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome four decorated athletes in October

Each played pivotal role in Bearcats' successful NCAA divisional transition

June 7, 2010

BU Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome four decorated athletes in October

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VESTAL, N.Y.– Binghamton University athletics announced its 2010 Hall of Fame class, which will be enshrined at the 15th Annual Induction Ceremony on October 8. Elected to membership for 2010 are basketball player Sarah Cartmill (1998-02), golfer Adam Fuchs (1999-03), soccer player Jamie Kissel (1996-99) and swimmer Chris McGuire (2000-04). The ceremony, set in the Events Center TAU Bearcat Room, will help kick off Homecoming Weekend on campus.

Cartmill began as a Division II player and finished her brilliant career as the America East Player of the Year in 2001-02. She compiled 1,836 points (second all-time) and 784 rebounds (third). She was an all-region Division II honoree before earning the league’s top honor in BU’s first season of membership in the America East, thanks to an 18.4 scoring average. Cartmill led the Bearcats to an NCAA tournament bid, two ECAC titles and an amazing 94-22 record in her collegiate tenure (81%). She was the school’s “Athlete of the Year” in 2001-02.

Fuchs was the catalyst for the golf team’s unparalleled success in Division II and Division I. The three-time all-region selection won 10 individual titles and had 36 top-10 individual finishes in 50 collegiate tournaments. Fuchs produced the lowest career scoring average in program history (74.7) and led the Bearcats to 22 team championships (including a record seven in a row) and their inaugural NCAA Division I Championship berth in 2003. He was featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd and was named the school’s “Athlete of the Year” in 1999-00. A Scholar All-American, Fuchs also received the John Bilos Award in 2003.

Kissel is the all-time scoring leader in BU women’s soccer history after amassing 63 goals and 31 assists in 78 career games. She was a four-time all-region selection at Division II and III and led her teams to the postseason all four years. She netted seven hat tricks in her career and also set school records for assists in a game (5) and consecutive games scoring at least one goal (9). Kissel was an Academic All-American who earned two ECAC Merit Medals and was honored with the prestigious Foundation Award in 2000.

McGuire was a four-year standout who rewrote the swimming record books and led the men’s team to its first America East championship in 2003. The team’s four-year MVP, McGuire won 10 individual conference titles, six ECAC titles and graduated holding 12 school and four America East marks. He was the ECAC Most Outstanding Swimmer as a sophomore and the America East Most Outstanding Swimmer as a junior. In his last three seasons, McGuire won a remarkable 60 of 64 races, finishing second in the other four. He was selected as the school’s “Athlete of the Year” in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

The Binghamton University Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and this year’s class will bring the total number of members to 75.

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