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.

Barb Jaeger

Soccer and Softball

Inducted: 2004

A three-sport athlete in the late '80s, Barb Jaeger was a three-time all-conference center midfielder for the soccer team, an All-American downhill skier for the Gustie ski club, and a starting outfielder on the softball team.

On the soccer field, Jaeger helped the Gusties claim the program's first-ever MIAC championship in 1984. She was also a key part of the 1987 squad that posted a record of 10-4-1 and finished the season ranked 17th in Division lll. Jaeger completed her career as the program's all-time leading scorer with 23 goals and 26 assists for 72 points. In her senior year, Jaeger was named a First Team All-America Scholar Athlete by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. On the slopes, Barb put the Gustavus ski club on the map with two appearances at the National Collegiate Ski Association National Championships (NCSA). She was the lone individual qualifier from the Midwest Region all three years. In her senior year, Jaeger earned All-America honors by finishing sixth at the NCSA championships in a field that consisted primarily of Division l skiers. On the diamond, Barb was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in center field after not having played softball in high school. She earned First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in her senior season.

After graduating in 1988 with a double major in distributive sciences and psychology, Jaeger went on to receive a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Miinnesota. She later received her doctorate in civil engineering from Cornell University in New York. Barb is currently a project manager for Kraus-Anderson Construction in Saint Paul. She has stayed active in organized sports, playing hockey, lacrosse, and bandy. Last year, Jaeger was captain of the United States bandy team that played in the first-ever World Championships in Finland. Barb lives in Inver Grove Heights, Minn..