Alice Holmberg Meyer ’27 Inducted 1983

Basketball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball

Alice Holmberg Meyer

Alice Holmberg Meyer '27 earned her "G" in athletics as a member of all class teams in basketball, softball , volleyball, swimming and track. She was a member of the college basketball and swimming teams, and also the co-ed football team which made national headlines in 1923. Her senior year she was doubles and singles champion in tennis, and served as president of the Women's Athletic Association. The WAA organization, which featured a point system for winning awards, was predominant in women's athletics at Gustavus until the revolution in the '60s and '70s. Following graduation, Alice taught biology, English and phy. ed. at Clarkfield for three years, and then taught English for nine years in Glenwood.
In 1939 she married Wesley J. Meyer '31 , and except for five years during WWII, they farmed in rural St. Peter. Alice resumed her teaching career in 1954 and taught for four years in Cleveland and 14 years at St. Peter High School before retiring in 1972 after 30 years of teaching. She has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as Sunday School teacher for many years, served on the St. Peter School Board, and was involved with the March of Dimes and M.E.A.
Alice and Wes have retired from farming but continue to live on their farm. Their son Rob lives on the home farm and operates all of the farm properties. Their son Jack '63 lives in California.