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.

Roxy Swenson

Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball

Inducted: 1992

In the early days of the Gustavus' women's athletics, Roxy Swenson was a three-sport standout from 1969 to 1972. Swenson was considered one of the top female collegiate athletes in the state of Minnesota at a time when all colleges participated in one division. She was a four-year starter as a hitter on the volleyball team and helped lead the Bees to second place finishes in the state tournament in 1969 and 1970.
In the winter she directed her energies to the basketball court where she was also a four-year starter at the forward position. She was a captain both her junior and senior seasons and averaged more than 11 points a game each year.
In the spring, Swenson moved to the softball diamond where again she was a four-year starter. Her career batting average was over .400 and she led the team in runs-batted-in every season. After graduating from Gustavus with an education degree, she settled in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she taught physical education at the Fort Dodge Junior High School for more than 20 years. She was also heavily involved in coaching various sports, 11 years as volleyball coach, 18 years as basketball coach, and 19 years as track coach. In 1993, Swenson received her master's degree in Effective Teaching from Drake University.