Erik Hendrikson ’94 Inducted 2010
Football and Hockey
A quiet, but fierce competitor on the football field and the hockey rink, Erik Hendrikson was a hard-hitting linebacker on the football team and punishing defenseman on the hockey team from 1990 to 1994. One of only a handful of athletes in the 100-year history of the Gustavus Athletics Program to play every contest in two sports for four years, Hendrikson was a three-time All-Conference performer in football and a two-time All-Conference selection in hockey. In football, he finished his career ranked second all-time in solo tackles with 119 as well as second in total tackles with 266. In his senior season, Hendrikson set the school record for tackles in a season with 122, which led the MIAC, and ranked 10th in Division III. In hockey, the savvy defenseman played in 107 games scoring 31 goals and registering 36 assists for 67 points. In his junior season (1992-93), Hendrickson tied the school record for goals by a defenseman with 15 and helped the Gusties win the MIAC title with a record of 13-2-1. He was named a Second Team All-America selection after the 1992-93 season. A natural leader, who was highly regarded by his teammates, Hendrikson served as captain of both the football and hockey teams his senior year.
After graduating cum laude in 1994 with a major in financial economics, Hendrikson accepted a position in mortgage lending with Norwest Bank in the Twin Cities Metro area. He remained with Norwest for four years before joining with a group to start the company Tradition Mortgage in 1998. Hendrikson serves as the President of the company, while also overseeing the land development, and business construction areas of the business. Erik and his wife Leah, live in Edina, with their daughters, Eva, Gwen and Lily.