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.

Jim Miller (Inducted: 1997)


One of the most intense and aggressive players in Gustavus hockey history, Jim Miller brought his powerful shot and forceful checking to St. Peter from Rainey River Junior College in 1970. An explosive scorer, Miller tallied 39 goals in 39 games in his two-year playing career and ranks third in school history in career points per game at 1.82 (39 goals, 33 assists - 72 points).
A two-time all-conference and All-America selection, Miller helped the Gusties win two MIAC titles and make two NAIA National Tournament appearances, finishing fourth in 1971 and second in 1972. The Gusties compiled a mark of 31-11 overall and 25-3 in MIAC play during Miller's career.
After graduating with a major in physical education, Miller went on to play professional hockey in the Western International Hockey League from 1973 until 1980. He then started working in the construction business operating heavy duty equipment. He is currently a welder with Crestbrook Forest Industries in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Jim lives in Cranbrook with his wife, Sophie. They have one son, Dean.