It was a rainy night in south Georgia on Sept. 2, 2022 when the “As If We Were Ghosts”‘ star and championship speedster, Frank Seay, was honored by his college alma mater.
Seay, the Albany State College Rams Booster Athlete of the year in 1977, was inducted into its sports Hall of Fame in an elegant ceremony on the HBCU campus. According to the ASU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Seay was honored for the following:
- “SIAC 100 meters champion in 1976, 1977 & 1978
- 60 meters champion in the US Federation Championships in 1977
- Set SIAC records in the 100 meter and 200 meters in 1978
- Featured in the Black Collegiate Sports Magazine”
Seay, a native of Americus, GA, was also highlighted for his appearance in the 2022 documentary produced by Stonecrest, GA-based “As If We Were Ghosts” historical documentary. The documentary that debuted in June of 2022, featured Black athletes and coaches who survived the harsh segregated practices in Georgia and yet excelled in their athletic fields.
Seay made a lasting impression by his championship speed. During the recent post-show of the “As If We Were Ghosts” encore presentation, former Clark Atlanta University acclaimed athlete, coach and athletic director, Raymond “Tweet” Williams, exclaimed “I remember you,” pointing to Seay. That was quite a recollection by Williams who jokingly told Seay that he didn’t appreciate Clark’s track team being beaten by Seay during the SIAC rivalry more than 40 years ago.
Congrats, Frank Seay, for your well earned recognition.
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