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.

Joyce Komorouski

Basketball and Softball

Inducted: 1999

A two-sport standout in basketball and softball, Joyce Detlefsen Komorouski graduated in 1981 as the basketball program's all-time leading scorer with 617 points and the softball program's all-time leading hitter with a career batting average of .421. In softball, Komorouski, a shortstop, was selected as the team's most valuable player in both 1980 and 1981. She was also named to the MAIAW All-State team in 1980 and 1981 and the AIAW All-Region team in 1981. In her senior year, Komorouski only played on weekends due to commitments to student-teaching during the week. She hit over .600 at the state tournament leading the team to a second place finish which resulted in the program's first ever bid to the AIAW Regional Tournament. In the regional tournament, Komorouski hit .500 as the Gusties upset the #1 seed in the second round and eventually finished fourth, just missing a national tournament berth. In basketball, Komorouski, a four-year starter at guard, averaged 9.1 points and 5.2 assists per game during her senior season as the Gusties finished with a record of 15-6.
After graduating with a major in physical education and health, Komorouski accepted a position at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley where she taught and coached for nine years. She is currently in her 10th year at Dakota Middle School in Eagan where she is teaching physical education and health and coaching basketball and softball. Komorouski has stayed active in competitive athletics participating in softball, basketball, and broomball leagues. She has also completed 10 marathons and four cross country skiing marathons. Joyce lives in Burnsville with her husband, Dave, and stepsons Kevin and Chris.