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 2017, 313 individuals (289 athletes, 15 coaches and 9 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.

Angela White Vick

Track & Field

Inducted: 2010

The first two-time All-America performer in the history of the women's track and field program, Angela White Vick was one of the premier discus throwers in Division III from 1989 to 1992. Vick, the first in a long line of outstanding throwers for the Gusties, wasted no time in making a name for herself as she won the MIAC discus title in her first year at Gustavus (1989) with an effort of 142 feet 7 inches and went on to place third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a mark of 141 feet 8 inches. Vick finished second at the MIAC Outdoor Meet and tenth at the NCAA Championships in both her sophomore and junior seasons. In her senior season, Vick added another runner-up finish in the discus at the MIAC Championships and then concluded her career with a third place finish at the NCAA Championships breaking her own school record in the process with a distance of 152 feet, 2 inches. Vick's mark stood for 17 years before being broken in 2009. She was the first track and field athlete at Gustavus to qualify for the NCAA Championships in four consecutive seasons.

A cum laude graduate in 1992 with a major in elementary education, Vick began her teaching career as a Title I teacher in the Saint Anthony, Minn. School District. She later worked as a first grade and kindergarten teacher in the North St. Paul- Maplewood-Oakdale School District. In 1997, Vick left teaching to raise her three children. She returned to teaching in 2007 as the supplemental programs teacher at Monroe Elementary School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. In addition to teaching, she currently serves as the Hospitality and Events Coordinator at Discover Church in Brooklyn Park. Angela and her husband, Darrin live in Brooklyn Park with their children Jared, Ethan, and Kaylee.