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Diamond one of six inducted to BU Hall of Fame

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Diamond one of six inducted to BU Hall of Fame

November 17, 2013 Updated Nov 17, 2013 at 9:41 PM EDT

VESTAL (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Binghamton University inducted six former athletes to its thletics Hall of Fame Saturday. The class, which spans five sports and 35 years of competition, includes an NCAA champion, two All-Americans and a Major League Baseball player.

Elected to membership for 2013 are former standouts Scott Diamond (baseball, 2005-07), David Holmes (swimming, 2004-07), Glenn McIver (basketball, 1973-78), Graham Munro (soccer, 2002-05), Rory Quiller (track & field, 2003-08) and Leah Truncale (basketball, 1998-03).

Diamond made history by becoming the first BU baseball player to reach the pinnacle of his sport when he earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Minnesota Twins last spring. He was named the organization’s Pitcher of the Year and its Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012. Back on campus, Diamond was a three-year starter and America East Rookie of the Year in 2005.

Holmes racked up 18 America East titles in the pool and became the first male swimmer in conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship. A former BU Athlete of the Year, he was the Most Outstanding Performer at both the 2006 and 2007 ECAC Championships and he compiled 15 ECAC gold medals in a record-breaking career.

McIver followed a notable playing career with impactful service in the Binghamton community. On the court, he scored 1,101 career points and ranks fourth in program history with 699 career rebounds. In his senior season (1977-78), McIver averaged 19.0 points. After graduation, he became one of the area’s most successful coaches, teaching and mentoring boys and girls throughout Broome County. His Seton Catholic Central high school boys’ team captured a sectional title and made two finals appearances.

Munro was a one-of-a-kind central defender whose leadership pushed BU to the top of the America East. The school’s first Division I soccer All-American, he was the conference Defender of the Year three straight years and led the 2003 Bearcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Munro was BU’s Athlete of the Year in 2004 and was selected in the third round of the 2006 MISL draft by Baltimore.

Quiller is the most decorated athlete in the school’s 12-year Division I history. He captured the NCAA indoor pole vault title in 2008 and was a three-time All-American as well as a five-time NCAA qualifier. Quiller won five America East titles before making history on March 14, 2008 at the University of Arkansas when he won the national championship. Quiller went on to compete at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials.

Truncale was a gifted athlete whose combination of scoring and rebounding led the Bearcats to a seamless transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. She tallied 1,341 career points and accumulated school records of 978 rebounds and 236 blocks. During her career, BU won at an 81 percent clip and produced an NCAA tournament berth, two ECAC championships and an America East regular-season runner-up showing in the team’s Division I debut. She was a two-time all-conference selection who averaged 15.3 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior.

The Binghamton Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and this year’s class will bring the total number of members to 91.

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