Philip Rogosheske ’66 Inducted 1993
Basketball, Football, Swimming & Diving, and Track & Field
An outstanding all-around athlete who competed in four sports at Gustavus (football, basketball, swimming and track), Phil Rogosheske left his mark in track and field where he was a three-time conference champion in the high jump and captain of the squad his junior and senior seasons. in 1966, Rogosheske set the MIAC and Gustavus high jump record with a leap of 6' 8'/2". Although the MIAC record has since been bested, his 1966 jump is still the best effort ever recorded at Gustavus. In basketball, he was a regular for three years at guard earning all- conference honors in 1965. He was also captain of the basketball team his junior and senior years. Rogosheske was given the Sponberg award, which honored the basketball player who demonstrated the highest level of scholarship, leadership and character, in 1965 and 1966. The active lifestyle that Rogosheske led at Gustavus has stayed with him in his years since graduation as he competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, as a member of the four-person flatwater kayak team, cross country skied in 20 American Birkebeiners, won the 200-meter butterfly in the masters division of the Minnesota long course state championships in 1993 and finished fifth in the national masters mountain bike time trial in 1986. He earned a master's degree in exercise physiology at St. Cloud State University in 1975 and has taught physical education and health and coached cross country skiing, cross country running and track at St. Cloud Apollo High School since 1972. Rogosheske, and his wife Val, have two daughters: Abby and Allie.