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.

Debbie Jungwirth Borman


Inducted: 2006

Debbie Jungwirth Borman '87 was the starting setter and playmaker on the 1985 and 1986 Gustavus volleyball teams, which won back-to-back Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) titles and compiled a record of 84—26 overall and 25—3 in conference play. The Gusties also won the MIAC post-season tournament in 1986 and were selected to play in the NCAA national tournament in both 1985 and 1986. In her two seasons as the starting setter, Jungwirth Borman compiled some very impressive statistics, including 1,349 assists in 3,678 set attempts for a .358 set percentage, a 97.7 serve percentage, 107 service aces, and 728 digs. She graduated as the program's all-time leader in career assists per game at 9.8 assists per game. She was also second in career assists with 1,349 and third in career setting percentage (.358). In her senior season, Jungwirth Borman was a second-team honoree on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team—one of only three Gustavus players to have earned AVCA All-America honors. The other two, teammates and classmates Linn Erickson Ahrendt and Val Flom Ashland, have already been inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame (2002 and 2003, respectively).
A 1987 summa cum laude graduate with majors in psychology and criminal justice, Jungwirth Borman has been a teacher for the past 10 years, home-schooling her three children, Christina (14), Hannah (11), and Scott (9). Debbie, her husband, Jay Borman '85, and their children live in Bloomington, Minn.