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.

Steve Hansen


Inducted: 2000

The center on the most prolific scoring line in the history
of Gustavus hockey, Steve Hansen finished his career with 85 goals and 103 assists for 188 points in 110 games. Hansen and linemates Mike Cody '78 (85 goals, 100 assists) and Jim Williams '78 (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. During Hansen's tenure, the Gusties won three MIAC titles ('75, '76, '77) and made four national tournament appearances, finishing second in 1975 and 1977 and third in 1976. Hansen helped Gustavus compile a record of 85-23-1 overall and 51-7 in the MIAC during his four years "on the Hill."A first-team All-America selection in both his junior and senior seasons, Hansen holds the distinction of being one of only two Gustavus hockey players to be named all-conference in each of his four seasons withthe Gusties.
After graduating magna cum laude with a major in biology, Hansen went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He then served a three-year residency in family practice in Duluth before accepting the position as an emergency physician at several Duluth hospitals in 1986. He currently serves as the emergency physician and medical director of the air medical service at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Steve and his wife, Mary, live in Duluth with their children, Laurie (6) and Jon (2).