Athletic Hall of Fame

The Gustavus Adolphus College Hall of Fame was established in 1978 at which time 19 "Charter Members" were inducted either as coaches or as athletes. As of the fall of 2022, 348 individuals (321 athletes, 16 coaches and 11 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The former Hall of Fame room on the second floor of the Lund Center was originally partially endowed by the families of both Dwight Holcombe's (the only father/son combination holding membership in the Hall). The hardwood plaque upon which the individual plates are permanently displayed, now in the Hall of Champions, was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Mike Cody

Golf and Hockey

Inducted: 2001

The fourth-leading scorer in Gustavus men's hockey history, Mike Cody was the right wing on the famed Cody-Steve Hansen-Jim Williams line that led the Gusties to three MIAC Championships and four NAIA National Tournament appearances from 1975 to 1978. Cody (85 goals,100 assists) and linemates Steve Hansen (85 goals, 103 assists) and Jim Williams (81 goals, 97 assists) combined to score 251 goals with 300 assists for a total of 551 points and are unofficially the third-highest scoring line in the history of small college hockey. In his senior season, Cody led the MIAC in scoring with 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points. He was named co-Most Valuable Player by his teammates as well as being selected All-Conference, All-NAIA National Tournament, and All-America (by both the NAIA and the American Hockey Coaches Association). He is one of only 12 Gustavus hockey players to have been named All-Conference in three of his four seasons. In addition to his success on the rink, Cody was an accomplished golfer who lettered his junior and senior seasons. In 1978, Cody finished fourth at the MIAC Championships; earning All-Conference honors, and helping the Gusties win the league title. Later that spring, Cody and his teammates posted the golf program's first national finish as they placed 16th (out of 32 teams) at the NAIA Championships.
After graduating in 1978 with a major in business, Cody joined Office Machines Sales and Service as a sales representative, he has worked there for the past 23 years. He has remained active in hockey coaching in the Roseville youth program for the past 11 years. Mike currently lives in Roseville with his wife, Janelle, and their three children, Collin (17), Britt (15), and Erin (13).