For Immediate Release: October 14, 2010
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BU women's basketball tabbed third in America East Preseason Poll, Holmes named preseason all-conference
Bearcats release conference portion of 2010-11 schedule

2010-11 Schedule

VESTAL, N.Y.-- The America East Conference has released its annual women's basketball preseason coaches' poll and the Bearcats are picked to finish third in the nine-team field. In addition, junior point guard Andrea Holmes is a unanimous selection to the preseason all-conference team.

Boston University was the unanimous pick to win the conference title, gathering all eight first-place votes (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team). Hartford, which got the other vote, was second. The Bearcats were followed by Stony Brook, UMBC, Vermont, Albany, Maine and New Hampshire.

Holmes, meanwhile, was one of three players unanimously selected to the all-conference team, joining Kirsten Jeter of Stony Brook and Chantel Alford of Boston University. She was named third-team all-conference as a freshman and was elevated to the second team last season.

Binghamton's conference portion of its 2010-11 schedule were also released today. The Bearcats open up America East play against Jeter and Stony Brook at the Events Center on Thursday, Jan 6. It will mark a rematch of last season's America East quarterfinal matchup, which the Seawolves won 71-60.

Season tickets and individual game tickets for non-conference games are now on sale at the Events Center Box Office. Tickets can be purchased through the Binghamton Athletic Website ( or by calling the Events Center Box Office at (607) 777-6004. Individual game tickets for conference games will go on sale at a later date.

Binghamton opens its 2010-11 season at St. Bonaventure on Nov. 12 and tips off its home schedule on Nov. 16 against Canisius at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Also named to the America East Preseason All-Conference Team were Mo Moran and Alex Young of Boston, Jackie Smith of Hartford and Denise Beliveau of New Hampshire ... Holmes is the first BU women's player to be named to the preseason all-conference team since Laine Kurpniece in 2007. Rachel Laws was also tabbed in 2004 and 2005.

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