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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller 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 Men’s 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 volleyball respectively.

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 track.

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