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.

Jon Lindquist


Inducted: 2009

The most decorated golfer in the history of the Gustavus men's golf program, Jon Lindquist was a four-time All-Conference, four-time All-Region, and four-time All-America selection from 1988 to 1992. In his senior season, Lindquist became the first Gustavus golfer to win the NCAA Division III Individual Championship shooting a course record 66 on the final day and setting a new NCAA record for 72-hole total at 283 (5-under par). He received the Arnold Palmer Award as the most outstanding player in Division III that same year. He never finished lower than second at the MIAC Championships winning the individual title in both 1990 and 1991. An outstanding student-athlete, Lindquist became the first Division III player to ever receive the Ben Hogan Award, which is presented to the nation's top scholar/golfer in all divisions of the NCAA (I, II, and III). He was also a four-time National Golf Coaches Association (GCAA) All-American Scholar and a two-time CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America selection.

A magna cum laude graduate in 1992, Lindquist majored in economics and finance. After graduation, he pursued his dream of becoming a touring golf professional and played on the mini-tours in Florida and the Dakotas for three years. In 1995, he accepted a PGA apprenticeship with former Gustavus golfer Greg Avant at Apache Creek Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona. After completing his apprenticeship, he became a certified PGA Teaching Professional and accepted a position as the Assistant Pro at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, Minnesota. After three years at Woodhill, Lindquist accepted a position with Seven Sigma, LLC, an investment advisory firm in Scottsdale, Arizon. He has worked as an investment advisor with Seven Sigma for the past 10 years. Jon lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.