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Vinson rakes in honors at Awards Banquet

Senior repeats as Athlete of Year, wins career honor; Four other seniors honored

May 8, 2013

Vinson rakes in honors at Awards Banquet

Awards Banquet Release

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VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton wrestler Donnie Vinson received the highest two honors and the five-man senior class was also recognized as part of the 66th Annual Varsity Awards Program Thursday night at the Events Center.

More than 400 students, staff, families and supporters were on hand as the department unveiled its 2012-13 award winners. The event was streamed live on BU’s website for the seventh straight year. The evening also included a Senior Recognition Dinner and culminated with the annual highlight video, produced by former soccer player and webmaster Elsan Dzudza ‘98.

Vinson was a repeat winner of the department’s Athlete of the Year honor and also took home the John Bilos Alumni Award, given to the top senior male for outstanding career performance. Head coach Matt Dernlan also presented Vinson with the team MVP honor.

Binghamton’s senior class of Patrick Hunter, Dan Riggi, Nate Schiedel, Derek Steeley and Vinson were also recognized at the Senior Dinner.

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