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Cotcamp Inducted into Section 4 Hall of Fame

Current BU softball assistant coach starred at nearby Chenango Valley

March 5, 2014


Cotcamp Inducted into Section 4 Hall of Fame

Coach Cotcamp was unable to make the induction ceremony, but the BU softball team had a cake made up for her during their trip to UNLV

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton assistant softball coach Emily Cotcamp, who has been with the program since 2010, was inducted this past weekend into the Section 4 Hall of Fame. She earned the honor by virtue of her standout career at nearby Chenango Valley High School, from where she graduated in 2001.

The 22-person Hall of Fame class was inducted between the first and second Section Four Class C basketball championships this past Saturday at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton. Cotcamp was unable to make the event because she was with the Bearcat softball team at the UNLV Tournament. Her husband Travis and son Damon accepted the award on her behalf.

“We are all very excited for Emily and her induction into the Section 4 Hall of Fame,” Binghamton head coach Michelle Burrell said. “It is a well deserved recognition and we are lucky to have her as part of our coaching staff.”

“I am very thankful to be honored amongst the elite athletes in this area, especially because Section 4 is so strong for softball and athletics in general,” Cotcamp said. “I’m also grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to achieve at a high level and also to represent Section 4, Chenango Valley, and Binghamton University in a positive way.”

In her senior year at Chenango Valley, Cotcamp was named second-team All-American as a pitcher by the NFCA. She led the Warriors to the state title and was the New York State Class B Player of the Year. Cotcamp still holds the single-season records for ERA (0.00), strikeouts (384) and shutouts (24), all of which were set during her senior year.

Following high school graduation, Cotcamp headed off to Lehigh, where she continued to make her mark. She was a three-time NFCA Regional All-American and was twice named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year. Cotcamp continues to hold the Patriot League career records with 65 wins and 610 strikeouts.

NOTE: Also inducted into the Section 4 Hall of Fame this past weekend was J.B. Bump, the older brother of senior infielder Jessica Bump. He was a standout golfer at nearby Windsor High School from 1994-99.

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