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“2011-12 Top Moment” champion is crowned

More than 1,000 unique votes spanning two days are cast for final match

August 18, 2012


“2011-12 Top Moment” champion is crowned

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Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—After a spirited competition that drew thousands of votes, Binghamton has crowned its 2011-12 “Moment of the Year.”

The Fan Poll began in July with the listing of the top-16 moments in a seeded, bracket-style format. The “winners” advanced through the bracket and the poll culminated with the championship matchup between fourth-seeded men’s tennis and 10th-seeded swimmer Nolan Slesnick.

Only one vote per computer was allowed for each matchup and the final crew more than 1,000 unique votes in a span of just two days.

The entire list of head-to-head results is below.


FINALS

4. The men’s tennis team captures its fifth straight America East title and prepares for its eighth NCAA appearance in the last 10 years. Alexandre Haggai is named the championship MVP.

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10. Men’s swimmer Nolan Slesnick earns the America East Coaches’ Award as the top senior point producer at the conference championship after collecting a gold, silver and bronze medal.

RESULT: Men’s tennis wins crown with 59% of the vote
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SEMIFINALS

1. Wrestler Donnie Vinson wins seven straight matches at the NCAA Championship and becomes an All-American with his third-place finish - the highest national finish of any BU wrestler in Division I history. He is also named the Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Year and the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the CAA Championship.

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4. The men’s tennis team captures its fifth straight America East title and prepares for its eighth NCAA appearance in the last 10 years. Alexandre Haggai is named the championship MVP.

RESULT: Men’s tennis advances with 51% of the vote

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3. The wrestling team earns its highest national rank in program history (No. 18) and then records the highest national finish (14th) of any team during BU’s Division I tenure.

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10. Men’s swimmer Nolan Slesnick earns the America East Coaches’ Award as the top senior point producer at the conference championship after collecting a gold, silver and bronze medal.

RESULT: Slesnick advances with 57% of the vote

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QUARTERFINALS

1. Wrestler Donnie Vinson wins seven straight matches at the NCAA Championship and becomes an All-American with his third-place finish - the highest national finish of any BU wrestler in Division I history. He is also named the Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Year and the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the CAA Championship.

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9. Women’s indoor track runner Jessica Hennig wins the 400 at the America East Championships for the third year in a row.

RESULT: Vinson advances with 54% of the vote

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2. Men’s indoor track runner Erik van Ingen places seventh in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships and eighth at the outdoor event, earning a pair of first team All-America honors. He finishes his stellar collegiate career with four All-America honors - the most of any Binghamton athlete during the program’s 11-year NCAA Division I era.

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10. Men’s swimmer Nolan Slesnick earns the America East Coaches’ Award as the top senior point producer at the conference championship after collecting a gold, silver and bronze medal.

RESULT: Slesnick advances with 68% of the vote

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3. The wrestling team earns its highest national rank in program history (No. 18) and then records the highest national finish (14th) of any team during BU’s Division I tenure.

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6. Track runner Erik van Ingen qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the men’s 1,500 by recording a winning time of 3:38.06 at the Virginia Classic. He finished under the automatic standard time of 3:39.0 and will compete at the Trials in Eugene, Oregon beginning on June 21.

RESULT: Wrestling advances with 60% of the vote

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4. The men’s tennis team captures its fifth straight America East title and prepares for its eighth NCAA appearance in the last 10 years. Alexandre Haggai is named the championship MVP.

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5.  Baseball pitcher Mike Augliera is among the nation’s top-2 pitchers in strikeout-to-walk ratio and is selected in 5th Round of Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox, becoming the highest draft pick in school history. Classmate Lee Sosa is taken in 26th Round by Oakland, giving BU two MLB draft picks for the first time since 1990.

RESULT: Men’s Tennis advances with 57% of the vote

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FIRST ROUND

1. Wrestler Donnie Vinson wins seven straight matches at the NCAA Championship and becomes an All-American with his third-place finish - the highest national finish of any BU wrestler in Division I history. He is also named the Colonial Athletic Association Wrestler of the Year and the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the CAA Championship.

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16. The men’s basketball team beats league-leading and eventual conference champion Vermont 57-53 for the team’s first win of the season.

RESULT: Vinson advances with 69% of the vote


2. Men’s indoor track runner Erik van Ingen places seventh in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships and eighth at the outdoor event, earning a pair of first team All-America honors. He finishes his stellar collegiate career with four All-America honors - the most of any Binghamton athlete during the program’s 11-year NCAA Division I era.

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15. The men’s soccer team concludes its season with a 5-1 Senior Day win over America East regular-season champion Boston University.

RESULT: van Ingen advances with 87% of the vote


4. The men’s tennis team captures its fifth straight America East title and prepares for its eighth NCAA appearance in the last 10 years. Alexandre Haggai is named the championship MVP.

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13. The women’s soccer team upsets fourth-seeded and host New Hampshire to advance to the America East semifinals for the third time in four seasons.

RESULT: Men’s tennis advances with 77% of the vote


3. The wrestling team earns its highest national rank in program history (No. 18) and then records the highest national finish (14th) of any team during BU’s Division I tenure.

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14. Men’s lacrosse player Michael Antinozzi scores a hat trick in a school-record six consecutive games to open the season.

RESULT: Wrestling team advances with 59% of the vote

5.  Baseball pitcher Mike Augliera is among the nation’s top-2 pitchers in strikeout-to-walk ratio and is selected in 5th Round of Major League Baseball Draft by the Boston Red Sox, becoming the highest draft pick in school history. Classmate Lee Sosa is taken in 26th Round by Oakland, giving BU two MLB draft picks for the first time since 1990.

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12. The women’s basketball team upsets third-seeded and host Hartford in the America East tournament quarterfinals.

RESULT: Baseball player Augliera advances with 87% of the vote


6. Track runner Erik van Ingen qualifies for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the men’s 1,500 by recording a winning time of 3:38.06 at the Virginia Classic. He finished under the automatic standard time of 3:39.0 and will compete at the Trials in Eugene, Oregon beginning on June 21.

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11. Softball player Jessica Phillips sets the career home run record with her 35th blast on March 31 against conference foe Hartford.

RESULT: van Ingen qualifies for Olympic Trials advances with 77% of the vote


7. Wrestler Nick Gwiazdowski becomes the first-ever Binghamton freshman to earn Division I All-America honors when he places eighth at heavyweight at the NCAA Championship.

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10. Men’s swimmer Nolan Slesnick earns the America East Coaches’ Award as the top senior point producer at the conference championship after collecting a gold, silver and bronze medal.

RESULT: Swimmer Slesnick advances with 64% of the vote


8. The wrestling team splits 10 matches and ties No. 5 Cornell in the program’s first-ever televised and first-ever home match at the Events Center before the visitors are awarded the tiebreaking win on critieria.

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9. Women’s indoor track runner Jessica Hennig wins the 400 at the America East Championships for the third year in a row.

RESULT: Track runner Hennig advances with 59% of the vote

 

 

 


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