Director of Recreational Sports/Assistant Director of Athletics

Name   Rin.Seibert

Title      Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics, Adjunct

Instructor in Kinesiology

Office    Fitness Center

Phone:   (219) 464- 5211



Rin has served in her role as Director of Recreational Sports and Adjunct Instructor since August of 1980. Her teaching interests are diverse and include the areas of aquatics, dance, gymnastics, first aid and sports management.  Rin has served in many leadership roles through the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. She has served on local, state, regional and national boards through NIRSA and IRSA (Indiana Recreational Sports Association). Rin is an IHSAA licensed Gymnastics Official and has trained officers from the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in water safety.



BS in Physical Education, Valparaiso University 1976

MS in Recreation, Indiana University 1979


Area(s) of Specialization




Fitness and Wellness

Sport Management


Publications, grants, awards


  • 2016-17 Mark R. Schwehn Ph.D. Outstanding Faculty Advisor (Kappa Kappa Gamma)
  • 2016-17 Outstanding IHSAA/NFOA Gymnastics Officials Award
  • Panhellenic Council Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
  • NIRSA Regional Award of Merit for Outstanding Construbtions to Region III 2016
  • Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Special Recognition Award 2012
  • American Red Cross Outstanding Volunteer Service Award 2011
  • Valparaiso University Outstanding Service Award, 30 years of Service 2010
  • Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreations John R. Endwright, Distinguished Alumni Service Award, October 2007
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Speaker 2006
  • Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Volunteer Award 2005
  • Indiana University’s Outstanding Alumni Award, 1995
  • Presidential Fitness Award, Coast to Coast Bicycle Trip, 1976