ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director Greg Myford announced Thursday that former student-athletes Carl Arts (men’s basketball) and Michael Madrid (men’s outdoor track & field) have been selected as the newest members of the Seawolf Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2018 – the first to be comprised exclusively of former Alaska high school products – will be inducted in a public ceremony at the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

Nominations for the 2018 class were accepted through May 1. Former UAA student-athletes and teams are eligible for nomination 10 years following their last competition at UAA. Former UAA coaches and staff members are eligible five years following their university service. Volunteer contributors may be nominated at any time.

Seawolf Hall of Fame inductees are chosen by an athletic director-appointed committee consisting of UAA Athletics staff, coaches, boosters, volunteers, faculty members and student-athlete alumni.

Here is a look at the accomplishments of the Seawolf Hall of Fame Class of ’18:

When he arrived at UAA, Carl Arts [2004-08] was already a legend in Alaska prep circles, having led Valdez to a pair of state titles and a 28-0 season as a senior. Four years later, Arts had carved out his legendary status in Seawolf lore, helping UAA to three straight NCAA Tournaments – including a 2008 Final Four berth – a 48-15 record over his final two seasons, and the men’s basketball program’s first Great Northwest Athletic Conference title. After posting 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a true freshman, he began his sophomore campaign with all-tournament honors at the Disney Tip-Off Classic and went on to aid the Seawolves’ return to the NCAA playoffs the following spring. As a junior, Arts raised his game to the next level, earning Second Team All-GNAC and team MVP honors with team-leading averages of 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, along with .466 three-point shooting. A double-figure scorer in 23 of 28 games in 2006-07, he nearly powered 8th-seeded UAA to a major road upset of top-seeded Humboldt State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tallying 21 points before suffering an injury late in the first half. Arts’s final season featured team and individual success at the highest levels. He earned NABC All-America, First Team All-West Region and First Team All-GNAC honors in 2007-08 with 18.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, helping the Seawolves to a 29-6 overall record and the GNAC title with an 18-2 mark. Starting all 35 games and logging 40 minutes six times, Arts reached the 20-point plateau 18 times that year. UAA got a double-double from Arts in its ‘Sweet 16’ victory against BYU-Hawaii to win the West Region title, and he powered the Seawolves to the national semifinals for the second time in program history with 17 points and eight rebounds in their 56-53 win over California (Pa.) at the Elite Eight in Massachusetts. Arts left UAA as both the No. 3 all-time leading scorer (1,544 points) and rebounder (762) in program history, and tied for second place with teammate Luke Cooper with 78 career victories. After graduating from UAA in 2008 with his bachelor’s degree in physical education, he played professionally in Australia, where he led the ‘Big V’ league in scoring and rebounding. Now living in Eagle River with his wife Sarah, Arts is an assistant professor of physical education at UAA. In addition to earning his master’s in fitness, wellness and health from California (Pa.) University in 2014, he is nationally certified in the fields of strength & conditioning and athletic training.

In a sport where times are everything, it was appropriate that Michael Madrid [2005-08] got his timing just right to join the Seawolves in their first year as a full-fledged NCAA track & field program. The first all-conference sprinter in Seawolf men’s track history, the former East Anchorage High School star quickly made his mark as a true freshman, placing third in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the 2005 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. After placing GNAC runner-up in the 100 as a sophomore, Madrid really found his stride in the 2007 campaign, posting seven podium finishes as a junior, including a sweep of the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the GNAC Championships. In addition to becoming the first Seawolf men’s athlete to win multiple league titles in the same season, Madrid anchored the 4x100 relay team to a runner-up finish in a then-program record 42.21. The upward trend continued in his senior season when he recorded five total victories, including a sweep of the 100 and 200 at the Washington Outdoor Preview, and capped his career with the Most Outstanding Men’s Performer of the Meet award at the GNAC Championships. Along with another sweep of the individual sprints, Madrid ran on both GNAC-winning relays, anchoring the 4x100 and leading off the 4x400. He broke the Seawolves’ 100-meter record three times that year – with his PR of 10.71 seconds standing then as the No. 2 time in GNAC history – and left with a 200-meter PR of 21.80 that ranked No. 4 in the GNAC record books. Ten years later, Madrid’s career totals of 10 all-conference awards and six GNAC individual titles rank second at UAA only to the totals of four-time national champion Micah Chelimo. An English major, he was also a star in the classroom, earning three straight Academic All-GNAC awards and being voted an official CoSIDA Academic All-District selection as a junior with a 3.71 overall GPA. Madrid graduated with cum laude honors in English in 2008, before pursuing a professional career in mixed martial arts. Born and raised in Anchorage, he now lives in Las Vegas, where he is the owner of a promotional modeling business.

Seawolf Hall of Fame Classes
Carl Arts, men’s basketball, 2004-08

Michael Madrid, men’s outdoor track & field, 2005-08

Curtis Glencross, hockey, 2002-04

Bobbi Ramos Olson, supporter, 1978-
Mary (Pearce) Ahonen, women’s outdoor track & field, 2006-07

Kemmy Burgess, men’s basketball, 2003-06

Kamie Jo (Massey) James, women’s basketball/cross country/track & field, 2002-04
Mandy Kaempf, women’s skiing/cross country/track & field, 2003-06
Tom and Vicki Packer, supporters, 1992-

No induction class

Peter Bullock, men’s basketball, 2000-04

Tim Molle, hockey, 1981-84
Eric Strabel, men’s cross country/skiing, 2000-03

Peter Hupperten, booster/volunteer, 1984-2015

Tobias Schwoerer, men’s cross country/skiing, 2000-03

Charlie Bruns, men’s basketball coach, 1980-2004

Doug Spooner, hockey, 1987-91

William ‘Bill’ MacKay, 1985-

Dr. William J. Mills, team physician emeritus, 1976-2011
Zuzana Razusova, women’s skiing, 1995-98
Ryan Williams, men’s basketball, 1995-97

Linda Bruns, women’s basketball coach, 1979-90

Fran Ulmer, chancellor, 2007-11

Paul Crews, ski coach, 1982-2001

Jim Hajdukovich, men’s basketball, 1995-99

Rick Stafford, men’s basketball, 1995-97

Rob Conn, hockey, 1988-91

Elena (Tkacheva) Lowery, gymnastics, 1994-97

Allegra (Stoetzel) Butler, women’s basketball, 1992-96

Derek Donald, hockey, 1988-92
Harry Larrabee, basketball coach/administrator/athletic director, 1979-86 & 1991-2000

Jason Kaiser, men’s basketball, 1993-95

Pete McEnaney, hockey, 1984-88
Ron Petro, athletic director, 1984-92
Ken Ralph, swimming, 1988-90

Cheryl Bishop, women’s basketball, 1982-87

Tiina (Kantola) Hoffman, skiing & cross country, 1982-92
Paul Krake, hockey, 1988-92
Jack Peterson, faculty athletic representative, 1975-97

Dr. Jay Caldwell, team physician, 1979-04

Wendy Sturgis, women’s basketball, 1988-92
Chuck Homan, hockey booster, 1977-present
Jennie (Szczerbinski) Krupp, volleyball, 1988-92
Dean Larson, hockey, 1988-92

Brush Christiansen, hockey coach, 1979-96

Jesse Jackson, men’s basketball, 1985-87
Britta Kjellstrand, women’s skiing & cross country, 1978-82
Jon Pauole, swimming, 1989-92
Mike Peluso, hockey, 1985-89

Tom Besh, ski coach, 1977-90

Teri Frankie-Lavallee, gymnastics, 1985-90
Hansi Gnad, men's basketball, 1983-87
Robin Graul, women’s basketball, 1985-89
Dr. Lee Piccard, administrator, 1976-94
Dennis Sorenson, hockey, 1980-84
Tracy Zink, volleyball, 1987-90