2005 Hall of Fame Inductees
Adrian College is proud to announce the newest inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Matt Carson, Richelle "Riki" Carson-Emmendorfer, Stacy Pasch Rellinger, Richard Seagert, A. Bernell Duke Wood and Tom Sefcik will enter as the Class of 2005, and will be recognized on Oct. 15 at halftime of the homecoming football game against Olivet.
Matt Carson '94 -Track
Matt Carson is remembered as one of the best to ever run for the track and field squads.
Carson was named All-American in 1992 and 1994, as well as being named First Team All-MIAA in 1993 and 1994. A four year letter winner, Carson was the 400 meter champion in the MIAA in 1993 and 1994, while also setting a school record in the 400 in 1993.
Matt's sister Riki is also being inducted this year.
Matt is currently a Production Supervisor for the Adrian Steel Company.
Carson and his wife, Nicole (Adrian '94), have two children and reside in Sand Creek.
Richelle "Riki" Carson-Emmendorfer '92 - Track and Volleyball
Richelle "Riki" Carson-Emmendorfer was a two-sport standout during her time at AC.
Riki was an All-American in track and broke seven school records, five of which still hold today. She was named the team MVP for the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons and was also the MIAA MVP during the 1991-92 season.
In volleyball, Carson-Emmendorfer lettered for four years and was named Second Team All-MIAA in 1989. A team captain in 1991-92, Carson-Emmendorfer was named the Team MVP and All-MIAA during that season as well.
Riki's brother Matt is also being inducted into the Adrian College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Riki coached the men's and women's track and cross country teams at Adrian from 1996-2005. During her tenure as head coach, she coached 19 NCAA national qualifiers, eight NCAA All-Americans and one national champion.
Carson-Emmendorfer resides in Adrian with her husband Eric.
Stacy Pasch Rellinger '93 - Track and Cross Country
Stacy Pasch Rellinger was a two-sport star at Adrian College during the early 90's. Pasch Rellinger competed in track and cross country, excelling in both sports.
In track, Pasch Rellinger was a four year letter winner and was named team MVP in 1993. In cross country she lettered for three years, while being named team MVP during the 1989, 1991 and 1992 seasons. She was also a Second Team All-MIAA selection in 1993 in cross country. While in track at AC, Pasch Rellinger broke four school records, one of which still holds today (800m - 2:15.3). She also was a NCAA qualifier in the 800 meters.
Pasch Rellinger, who was also named most outstanding senior athlete at Adrian College, resides in Fremont, Ohio, with her husband Ray.
Richard Seagert '65 - Basketball
Richard Seagert made a name for himself during his time at AC on the hardwood. A three year letter winner for AC, Seagert did just about everything one could do during a career.
He was named First Team All-MIAA, Team MVP, scored 1,031 points and was named team captain. In 1965, Seagert set the school record for rebounds in a single season and is currently ranked 17th on the school's all-time scorers list.
A retired chemist, Seagert now enjoys several projects, including private license flying.
Seagert and his wife Donna (Adrian '66) have three grown children and reside in North Manchester, Ind.
A. Bernell Duke Wood '62 - Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey
A. Bernell Duke Wood was a three year letter winner for AC on the court during the early 60's. While at AC, Duke Wood also participated in volleyball and field hockey.
After graduation Duke Wood became involved with officiating, and has been doing so over the last 25 years. She has officiated the volleyball state finals in the state of Michigan five times. She is also a member of the American Cancer Society National Golf Championship Team.
Duke Wood, who taught at Huron Valley Schools, is retired and is active in many clubs and organizations.
Duke Wood and her husband have two grown children and reside in Fenton.
Tom Sefcik '78 - Football and Baseball
Tom Sefcik was a two-sport athlete at AC during his four years here. Sefcik was a four year letter winner for football and was a two year letter winner for baseball.
Sefcik enjoyed an outstanding career in football for the Bulldogs. During his stay at Adrian, he was named the Team MVP and First Team All-MIAA in 1977. He was also the MVP of the defense in 1976 and 1977. Sefcik received the Head Hunter Award for leading the team in tackles in 1975 through 1977, and led the MIAA in interceptions in 1977.
Tom is currently employed by Nexcel Synthetics.
Sefcik and his wife Lynnette reside in Birmingham, Ala., and have two children.