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 2017, 313 individuals (289 athletes, 15 coaches and 9 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 Lundell

Baseball, Basketball, Football, Swimming & Diving, and Track & Field

Inducted: 1978

Wilbur "Gloom" Lundell '29 lettered in football, basketball, baseball, track and swimming while a student at Gustavus. An All-State end in football, he is owner of the longest punt in Gustavus history - a 102 yard feat in the Gustavus-Augsburg game. He played center on the Gustavus basketball team, won high scoring honors in the conference, and was an All-State selection. He played first base in baseball on the championship team, was a discus thrower on the track team and placed in the state meet with the championship team, and was also on the swimming team.
He played pro baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league club in Laurel, Miss., and played pro football with Stapleton, L.I., New York. Following his "pro" career, he taught math at Patrick Henry High School for 40 years, retiring in 1972. He's presently living in McAllen, Texas.