1999-2000 Women’s Basketball Team Set the Bar High at BU
Binghamton University held its Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies for the Class of 2019 at the Events Center on Saturday. Among those honored was Binghamton's 1999-2000 women's basketball team. They became the second women's team and fifth overall team to be inducted into the University's Hall of Fame.
The 1999-2000 team had a phenomenal season. They finished at 27-2 and at one point were ranked 17th in the nation in Division II. They played during the school's transition from Division III to Division II and on to Division I competition. As that transition developed the team was not eligible to complete in the NCAA Tournament. However, they were able to compete in the ECAC Championship and defeated both Adelphi and Philadelphia to win that championship.
The team competed in the New England Collegiate Conference and went 16-0 against those teams. They were 14-0 at home which was West Gym. Their only loss versus Division II teams was a 57-54 decision to the Number-One team in Division II St. Rose.
Binghamton was 5-1 versus teams that played in the Division II NCAA tournament. The chemistry for this team was wonderful and overall every accomplishment was bolstered by teamwork that spurred the team to greatness. Three Binghamton Athletics Hall of Fame members were a major part of the team. Vestal native Bess Greenberg was the team MVP. Sarah Cartmill and Leah Truncale also played key roles in rebounding and inside scoring with the combination providing a virtually unstoppable attack.