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.

Andy Michelletti


Inducted: 2008

Known for his aggressive play in the crease, Andy Michelleti established himself as one of the premier goaltenders in small college hockey from 1968 to 1972. The Hibbing, Minnesota native, started for four years in the nets for the Gusties, helping the team claim four conference titles and earn four National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Final Four appearances. He is considered to be the finest goaltender in the storied history of Gustavus men's hockey as he ranks first all-time in career wins with 53, career save percentage at .913, career goals against average at 2.66, and career shutouts with eight. All four of those career marks have stood for 36 years! A First Team NAIA All-America selection in 1971, Michelleti helped the Gusties compile a record of 69-17-1 overall and 52-4 in conference play during his career.

After graduating in 1972 with a major in history, Michelleti played two years of semi-pro hockey in Milwaukee, before taking a position with IBM in sales. He later moved on to a sales position with General Electric. For the past 15 years, Michelleti has served as a territory sales manager with Ziegler Cat, a manufacturer of heavy-duty construction equipment. He has stayed very involved in hockey serving as the goalie coach at Anoka High School for several years, and working at various hockey camps as a goaltender coach. Andy lives in Hibbing, Minnesota, with his wife Cathy and their two sons, Andy, Jr., and Nick.