For Immediate Release: June 23, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton women's basketball announces 2008 recruiting class

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University women's basketball team has announced its 2008 recruiting class. Five players will join the program as freshman for the 2008-09 season while a sixth player is a transfer and will sit out the season before playing as a sophomore the following season.

Andrea Holmes (Memphis, Tenn.) is a guard from Mitchell High School. As a senior, she averaged 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals per game. She was named the league MVP in 2007 and 2008 and was the district MVP in 2007. In addition, Holmes was named all-region and was selected to the all-state tournament team in 2008.

Kiara Conner (Chicago, Ill.) is a forward from Whitney Young High School. She was named all-conference, All-City and All-Suburban in helping her team win the Illinois Class 4A state championship. As a senior, she averaged 12.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Viive-Cai Rebane (Tallinn, Estonia) is a forward and played the last two years in the Estonian Championship League. During the 2007-08 season, she played for first-place Tallinna and averaged 14.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.4 assists per game. She was named the MVP of the finals.

Orla O'Reilly (Cork, Ireland) is a guard from the Ursuline Secondary School. She was named the Irish Examiner National Junior Sports Star of the Year in 2007. O'Reilly was also the co-captain of the Under-16 Irish National Team as well as a three-time Southern Region Player of the Year.

Sinead O'Reilly (Cork, Ireland) is a forward from the Ursuline Secondary School. She too was a co-captain of the Under-16 Irish National Team. In addition, she was named the Glanmire Basketball Under-18 Player of the Year.

Emma Cronk (Kingston, Ontario) is a 6-4 center who played her freshman at Gardner Webb University this past season. She appeared in all 30 games with four starts. Prior to college, she was a four-year team MVP and averaged a double-double her final two years at Sydenham High School.

"We are excited to have all six players coming to Binghamton," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "They bring size, speed and experience to our program and will make an impact this coming season."

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