Bearcat Hall of Fame Weekend
The Binghamton Bearcats will honor new inductees into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday with a dinner following the Bearcats' basketball doubleheader at the Events Center. Three Binghamton greats along with a standout cross country team will be honored with induction into the school's Hall. The honorees will be introduced to fans at halftime of the men's basketball game.
The inductees include:
Hitchcock, an outfielder/first baseman remains Binghamton baseball's all-time hits leader with 246 over his career. He ranks among the baseball program's Top-Ten in seven offensive categories and as a senior he was named the America East Player of the Year.
Lehman, an outfielder/shortstop, led her teams to the postseason all four years she starred for Binghamton's softball teams. Two of those teams received NCAA playoff berths. She led the transition from Division III to Division II and was a two-time all-region pick.
Patterson was a standout wrestler for the Bearcats competing at 174-184.
He became the program's first Division I All-American. At the 2009 NCAA Championships he finished seventh. As a junior Patterson led the nation in wins with 46 and pins with 22.
1983 Women's Cross Country Team
This team placed fifth at the 1983 NCAA Championship which was the highest finish for any Binghamton women's team up to that point in the school's history. They won the SUNYAC conference championship and placed second at the NCAA New York State Regionals.
(Information courtesy of John Hartrick and Binghamton Sports Information)