Milton Gabrielsen ’34 Inducted 1978
Baseball, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming & Diving, and Track & Field
Milton A. Gabrielsen '34 set an all-time record in his sophomore year by winning letters in five different sports - football, baseball, swimming, track and gymnastics - and added the college golf championship to his other athletic achievements. In 1933 Gustavus won state championships in football, baseball, gymnastics and swimming, and he was a member of each of the squads. He excelled in swimming and held the 40 yard dash mark in 1932 while also joining with his brothers to hold the medley relay record. He was a member of the football team in the backfield, an infielder in baseball, and a sprinter on the track team.
He taught in St. Peter and Rochester for five years and for thirty years was Professor of Education and Director of the Professional Recreation curricula at New York University from which he retired in 1971 as Professor Emeritus. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from NYU in 1940 and 1946 respectively. From 1971-76 he was Director of Studies in Human Habitability at Nova University and since 1976 has served as Special Assistant to the President of that University. He also had 11 years of active service in the U.S. Navy between 1941 and 1971 and retired as a Captain in 1971. He has had many significant studies and consultations and has authored numerous publications.