March 14, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Congratulates Binghamton University for Winning America East Championship

Earns First Trip to NCAA Tournament

Washington, D.C. -- New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today congratulated Binghamton University for winning the America East championship and earning their first trip to the NCAA Tournament.

"In New York, we take our college basketball seriously, and we expect a lot of our teams across the state.

"There is nothing more fun and exciting than seeing a New York school make its first trip to the NCAA tournament.  The Bearcats worked hard all season, put their hearts into it and won the tough games they needed to.

"I congratulate Head Coach Kevin Broadus for his great leadership, the entire coaching staff and the athletic department. And of course, all the hardworking players, the Binghamtonn students and all their great fans.

"We've got big hopes for the Bearcats on their first trip to the NCAA tournament, and wish them all the best. I know they'll make us proud."