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.

Reynold Rehwalt

Baseball and Basketball

Inducted: 1986

A 1948 graduate of Granite Falls High School, Red Rehwaldt pursued a history major at Gustavus earning secondary certification in history and social studies. He also earned recognition as an outstanding basketball and baseball player. His freshman year at Gustavus was a transition year for the basketball squad, and Rehwaldt saw plenty of playing time. By the time legendary Gustavus coach Gus Young took over the team in 1949, Rehwaldt was a seasoned player.
He was twice named to the All-Conference team, and captained the Gusties in his senior year. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the Sponberg Basketball Trophy in 1951 and the Myrum Key the next year.
Rehwaldt entered into military service following his graduation, joining Navy OCS and serving eighteen months in Korea. He went on for his master's degree at Indiana University. After five years of teaching and coaching at Faribault High School, Rehwaldt began an administrative career in education, moving through the ranks of assistant principal at John Marshall High School in Rochester, to principal at Albert Lea and Kellogg High Schools. Having earned his PhD. in educational administration from the University of Minnesota in 1973, he went into central office administration, first in Roseville and then Mankato before moving on to be superintendent of District 196, Rosemount-Apple Valley. Rehwaidt and his wife, Mary '52, have three children, Lise, Bruce '81 and Tim.