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.

Dan Dohmeier


Inducted: 2009

A three-time all-conference first baseman in the mid-1980s, Dan Dohmeier graduated in 1986 as the all-time leader in career batting average (.392), hits (108), and RBI (76) for the Gustavus baseball program. Dohmeier is one of only ten players in the history of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to hit over .400 in conference play for four consecutive seasons (.421 in 1983, .442 in 1984, .450 in 1985, and .422 in 1986). His .434 career batting average in league play ranks eighth all-time in the MIAC. As successful in the classroom as he was on the baseball field, Dohmeier was a two-time Academic All-Conference honoree and was named the named the Hollingsworth Key Winner as the senior male athlete with the highest cumulative gpa, which was 3.94. He was also awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to pursue his doctoral work in chemistry.

After graduating magna cum laude with a major in chemistry, Dohmeier began his graduate work at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the fall of 1986. After receiving his doctorate in analytical chemistry at North Carolina in 1991, Dohmeier accepted a position at Rohm and Haas Corporation in Philadelphia in their corporate analytical laboratories. He worked for Rohm and Haas for ten years before accepting a position with 3M in 2002. For the past seven years, he has worked as a research scientist in the drug delivery systems division preparing new products for drug delivery. Dan lives in White Bear Lake, with his wife Sandra Jenniges and their three children, Olivia, Benjamin, and Simon.