Binghamton University Honors New Hall of Fame Inductees
Binghamton University inducted three individuals and one team into the Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies at a recognition dinner on Saturday at the Events Center. Wrestler Josh Ruff, baseball player Corey Taylor and golfer Jeff Wolniewicz all were inducted along with the 1992-93 golf team.
Ruff is a 2005 graduate who excelled on the wrestling mat. The Bainbridge native was a two-time NCAA qualifier and two-time team MVP. He was the Colonial Athletic Association champion in 2004 and had a career dual record of 36-4. He wrestled three seasons before the program was discontinued in his senior year.
Taylor is a Vestal native who led his baseball team to three consecutive America East regular season titles and one NCAA berth in 2009. A 2011 graduate of Binghamton University Taylor earned America East Player of the Year honors in 2010. He remains the program's all-time leader in RBI, home runs, runs and stolen bases and ranked 11th in the nation in Runs Batted In in 2010.
Wolniewicz, a 2007 BU graduate, had a superb golf career. He led his team to a pair of NCAA regional berths in 2004 and 2006. He served as a two-year team captain and was ranked as high as second in the seven-state Northeast region. In 2006 he earned medalist honors at the New England Championship. Wolniewicz earned All-Rgion honors four times and was a three-time All-New England selection. He won the 2007 Jake Pitler Award for career achievement and leadership.
Also honored was the 1992-93 Golf Team. This team becomes the fourth overall team to be honored with induction into the University's Hall of Fame. In 14 events the team produced a remarkable win percentage of 97 with a slate of 200-7 against the rest of the field. At Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego Binghamton finished fourth in the Division III National Championship Tournament.
The Hall of Fame Awards will be on permanent display in the Binghamton University Athletics Hall of Fame located in the northwest end of the Events Center.