Release: August 14, 2007
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named America East Conference Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year
VESTAL, N.Y. - Current
graduate student Rory
Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) has been named the 2006-07
America East Conference Mens Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
It marks the first time in Binghamton's six years in the America
East that it has earned the conference's men's or women's annual
honor. Quiller was also honored as the conference's scholar athlete
in men's track & field. In addition, former Binghamton standouts
Brendon Hitchcock, Brian Koizim and Megan Hoag
were recognized in baseball, men's swimming & diving and
Quiller, who earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track
& Field Championships, was also named to the College Sports
Information Directors of America (COSIDA) Academic All-America
second team. He holds a 3.66 grade-point average in psychology.
By tying for fourth place in the pole vault at the NCAA Championship
on June 8, Quiller became the first Binghamton Division I athlete
to earn All-America honors twice in a career.
Back in March, he finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship
with a jump of 18-0 1/2. All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor
and Outdoor Track & Field Championships are awarded to the
top eight individual finishers in each event. In addition to
earning a pair of All-America honors, Quiller broke the NCAA
East Region Outdoor record in the pole vault (18-1), was named
the NCAA Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year, the America
East Conference Outdoor Track Most Outstanding Field Athlete
and was named the Binghamton Athletic Department Male Athlete
of the Year for the second time in three years.
Quiller has one more season of eligibility remaining in indoor