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.

Cameron (C.J.) Foster

Track & Field

Inducted: 2002

Cameron "C.J." Foster rewrote the Gustavus record book for the shot put during his college career. A graduate of Elkhart Lake-Glenbealah High School, the Plymouth, Wisconsin, native was named all-conference in track and field in each of his four years and also started for three years at defensive end for the Gustie football team. In 1984 he became the first Gustavus men's track and field athlete to receive All-America honors when he finished sixth in the shot put at the Division III national meet. After winning the event at the 1985 MIAC Indoor Championships with the longest throw of his career (55'2"), he went on to break the College's outdoor record four times on his way to finishing second in the shot put at the conference outdoor meet and qualifying for his second trip to the NCAA national championships. C.J. completed an outstanding career by taking third place at the 1985 outdoor nationals with a throw of 54'10" and being named All-America again.

A chemistry and general science major at Gustavus, Foster earned a master of science degree in business management from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois, and has worked for the past 17 years for AmeriChem, Inc., of Akron, Ohio. After four years in lab work and two years in customer service at AmeriChem, he moved to the purchasing department, where he has been purchasing manager since 1995. He is now a Certified Purchasing Manager and a member of NAPM, the National Association of Purchasing Managers. C.J. and his wife, Jeanette, live in Akron with their son, Samuel (7).