Stanley Gabrielsen ’35 Inducted 1978
Gymnastics, Swimming & Diving, and Track & Field
Stanley R. Gabrielsen '35 was winner of 12 letters while at Gustavus with 4 each in swimming, gymnastics and track. For his four years in swimming at Gustavus he was undefeated in the conference 100 yd. backstroke, lowering the record each year. He won the conference three years in the 40 yd. freestyle and set records each year. In his senior year in track he placed second in the two-mile run at the conference championships.
Following his graduation from Gustavus he taught and coached at Balaton and Austin for four vears and taught phy. ed. at Univ. of Ill. for two years. From 1941-46 he served in the USAF, was commissioned in 1942 and was assigned to Physical Training and Physical Rehabilitation for which he received a commendation.
From 1946-48 he was Chief of Sports and Motion Pictures covering hospital programs for Vets. Admin. in Chicago, from 1948-58 was Asst. Prof. in the Recreation Curriculum at Univ. of Calif., L.A., and from 1958- 76 was Professor at Calif. State Univ., Long Beach, where he was chairman of the Dept. of Recreation and Leisure Studies. He retired as Professor Emeritus. He received his M.A. and Ed.D. from New York University in 1940 and also received a Distinguished Service Award from the California Assn. of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 1973.