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 2019, 327 individuals (305 athletes, 15 coaches and 10 benefactors) have been elected to the Hall of Fame.

The beautiful 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 was donated by the family of former football coach and Hall of Fame member Jocko Nelson, who passed away in 1978.

Wilber Lund

Baseball, Football, and Track & Field

Inducted: 1986

A native of Lafayette, Minnesota, Wilbur Lund was a multi-sport man, competing in track and football in addition to his top sport, baseball. During his four years at college, the Gustie Shrouds, under the superb coaching of George Myrum, brought home one second-place finish (1936), two co-championships (1937 & 1938) and one solo conference championship (1935). During those four seasons, the Gusties had an enviable 32-6 MIAC record in baseball. Lund was a three-time member of the football squad, which captured MIAC championships all three years.
After graduating from Gustavus, Lund went on to earn his master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Four years in the U.S. Navy. This was followed by a thirty-four year career with the Internal Revenue Service, which was broken in 1950 by another three-year stint in the Navy due to the Korean War. Included in his civil servant career have been several assignments overseas, including one in South Vietnam, and one in Nepal. Lund and his wife, Delpha, had one daughter, Dana.