2016 Athletic Hall of Fame
Amy VandenBrink Krotkiewicz ’03
John Geisler ’61
2008 and 2009 Teams
Amy was a four-year team most valuable player for the Bulldogs from 1999 to 2002. She made an immediate impact as a freshman as she led the Bulldogs and ranked 22nd in scoring. Then, as a sophomore, she ranked tied for eighth on the MIAA leaderboard for the season—earning second-team all-conference. That season in 2000, she was the medalist at the MIAA #6 Tournament hosted by Adrian at the Lenawee Country Club, runner-up at the MIAA Championships and became the first woman to have a hole-inone in a league tournament. Amy, who is married to Joe, works remotely from home for Market Strategies International, which is headquartered in Livonia, Mich. She is a lead research manager for the firm.
The honorary award recognizes former studentathletes, coaches and administrators of Adrian College who have made outstanding, widely recognized contributions to the field of athletics. John, who grew up in Morenci, graduated from the College in 1961. He played many sports and was a men’s assistant basketball coach for the Bulldogs. Professor Emeritus Geisler had an accomplished career in academia spanning five decades, mostly at Western Michigan University, where he taught counseling from 1976 to 2005. John is also well-known in football and basketball officiating circles at the high school and collegiate levels. He has served in leadership roles with several local officials associations and mentored scores of aspiring officials.
The 2008-2009 Bulldogs combined on a 69-24 record for a .742 winning percentage. In 2008, Adrian (36-13, 22-6 MIAA) won he Regional in Terre Haute, Ind., to advance to its first NCAA Division III World Series, where it finished fourth in the nation. It finished sixth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (CBN) rankings. All-American and MIAA Position Player of the Year Bobby Rickstad led four Bulldogs on the all-conference team. The following year, Adrian (33-11, 25-3 MIAA, #25 CBN) captured the MIAA championship and repeated the NCAA Tournament, hosting the regional tournament at Nicolay Field. Adrian produced All-Americans Alex Cowart and Ryan Domschot, swept the major MIAA individual awards and placed six on the all-conference first team.
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