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.

Alice Meyer

Basketball, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball

Inducted: 1983

Alice Holmberg Meyer '27 earned her "G" in athletics as a member of all class teams in basketball, softball , volleyball, swimming and track. She was a member of the college basketball and swimming teams, and also the co-ed football team which made national headlines in 1923. Her senior year she was doubles and singles champion in tennis, and served as president of the Women's Athletic Association. The WAA organization, which featured a point system for winning awards, was predominant in women's athletics at Gustavus until the revolution in the '60s and '70s. Following graduation, Alice taught biology, English and phy. ed. at Clarkfield for three years, and then taught English for nine years in Glenwood.
In 1939 she married Wesley J. Meyer '31 , and except for five years during WWII, they farmed in rural St. Peter. Alice resumed her teaching career in 1954 and taught for four years in Cleveland and 14 years at St. Peter High School before retiring in 1972 after 30 years of teaching. She has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as Sunday School teacher for many years, served on the St. Peter School Board, and was involved with the March of Dimes and M.E.A.
Alice and Wes have retired from farming but continue to live on their farm. Their son Rob lives on the home farm and operates all of the farm properties. Their son Jack '63 lives in California.