of BU student-athlete Academic Achievements
The Binghamton athletics
website will feature a student-athlete, team or alumnus that
has made an impact both on and off the playing field.
Nolte features on NSAAC website
Nolte, a 2010 graduate and member of the swimming & diving
team, was the America East Conference's NSAAC representative
during the 2009-10 academic year.
Still Shining in her Studies
After a stellar career
with the Binghamton women's basketball team, Rachel Laws
has continued her academic success in working towards her Ph.
D at Michigan State.
March 10, 2010
DeLuca's Summer Internship Story
DeLuca is a biology major and pre-med student and also the
starting first baseman of Binghamton's softball team. This past
summer, DeLuca gained valuable experience doing an internship
in the neurosurgery research lab at Montefiore Medical Center.
Through her work in the lab, DeLuca was able to find the value
in learning from your mistakes, while investing in her future.
Using Different Angles: Former tennis standout Rosenthal
is carving a new niche in world of mathematics
Rosenthal, Ph.D., used to work the angles to perfection as part
of BU's finest doubles tandem in the mid-1990s. Now Rosenthal,
a professor at St. John's University, is excelling in the angles
of mathematics. He recently was honored with a Fulbright Scholar
grant and will be conducting research with professors in Germany
on his specialty - topology. Rosenthal received his bachelor's
and master's degrees from Binghamton in 1996 and 1998 and earned
his doctorate degree from the university in 2002. On the tennis
courts, he was a two-time All-American who helped lead the men's
program to national prominence. Rosenthal and his doubles partner
Adam Marcus were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country and led
the team to three consecutive national top-12 finishes.
[St. John's article...]
Proud to be a Bearcat
DeClemente-Hammoud graduated from Binghamton in 2002 after a
prolific career on the volleyball team but has remained a vital
part of the university since then.
Basketball teams enjoy
colorful morning with special needs children
The Binghamton University
men's and women's basketball teams spent several hours at the
Magic Paintbrush Project workshop in Johnson City talking, painting
and laughing with special needs youngsters from Broome County.
Players from the two teams were each paired up with a developmentally
disabled youngster and together the pairs created drawings, prepared
the canvas floor for interactive artwork and ultimately enjoyed
a free-for-all paint experience. The Magic Paintbrush Project
was started in 2005 by Jennifer O'Brien and is a non-profit organization
that facilitates therapy through artistic expression. After coordinating
the activities amid a sea of participants, families and media,
O'Brien was drenched with a paint shower by the teams (see photo
gallery below), who had already doused each other in a rainbow
Softball team Adopts-A-Family
for the holiday season
The Binghamton University
softball team recently donated children's clothes, toys, blankets,
and Christmas presents to a family in need through the Broome
County Family and Children's Society Adopt-A-Family program.
The softball student-athletes purchased items and donated them
to family with a two daughters, ages two and three. This is the
eighth-consecutive year that Binghamton's athletic department
has participated in the Adopt-A-Family program.
items to troops overseas
athletics joined with Wes Warren, Assistant Professor with the
Criminal Justice Department at Broome Community College, to collect
and send items for soldiers stationed overseas in Afghanistan
and Iraq. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), which
is comprised of representatives of BUs 21 varsity athletic
teams, coordinated the donation as part of its extensive community
service program. The SAAC donated 11 boxes filled with essentials
for the soldiers. The items were originally part of the departments
Welcome Packs distributed to freshmen and first-year
student-athletes. They include razors, deodorant, lip balm, shampoo,
body wash and other toiletry items. SAAC president Bob
Nolte and vice president Adina
Fischer, from BUs swimming and diving teams, along
with Bearcat academic counselors Felicia Moreira and Valeria
Carnegie, delivered the donation to BCC. A total of 320 pounds
of materials were collected by various groups in the area.
[Newschannel 34 video...]
Women's Lacrosse hosted
free clinic for local athletes
The Binghamton women's lacrosse
program hosted a free clinic for local middle and high school
students. The young women were invited to work out alongside
team members while getting valuable direct interaction with the
coaching staff. Despite a heavy downpour for the entire morning,
over 35 athletes arrived to participate.
Softball raises $2,000
for breast cancer research
The Binghamton softball program
took a break from running the bases to take a walk for breast
cancer awareness earlier this month. The
softball team joined about 6,000 others at the 14th annual Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Binghamton's Recreation
Park earlier this month.
Women's Basketball to team up with Humane Society
Nicole Scholl has been volunteering at the Humane Society since
May. This upcoming season,
she and the Bearcats will join forces in an effort to raise both
funding and awareness for the shelter.
Game Day With Chris Terry
On Oct. 7, WICZ-TV
(FOX 40) spent the afternoon with Chris Terry, as he prepared
for the men's soccer team's home game against Albany. The feature
segment, which aired that night during the station's 10 p.m.
newscast, also made mention of Terry's outstanding academic accomplishments