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.

George Roberts


Inducted: 1994

George Roberts was a standout forward for Don Roberts during the "Golden Era" of Gustavus hockey in the late '60s and early '70s. In his stellar career at Gustavus, Roberts was a two-time NCAA All-America selection, a three-time all-conference selection and three-time team most valuable player.
During Don Roberts' tenure, the Gusties won four conference titles and made four NAIA National Tournament appearances finishing second in 1972, third in 1969 and 1970, and fourth in 1971. George was named the MIAC's most Valuable Player in 1971 and he tied for the MIAC scoring title in 1972. The Gusties compiled a MIAC record of 52-4 and an overall mark of 70-17-1 during (George) Roberts' career. His four-year total of 169 points places him tenth on the all-time scoring list and his eight career hat tricks ranks fourth all-time in Division IIX hockey.
After graduating with a degree in religion, George joined his father and brothers in the restaurant, motel and apartment business. While participating in amateur hockey after college, his St. Paul Park-Kostka Electric team won both the Minnesota and United States Senior Hockey Championships. George moved to Mesa, Arizona, with his wife Gall (Anderson '75); they have two daughters, Amy and Katie.