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.

Kyle Landon

Golf

Inducted: 2015

Encouraged by family friends to consider Gustavus during his college search, Kyle Landon brought his cowboy boots and golf bag to the Midwest from Casper, Wyoming in the fall of 1995. Landon would become a fixture on the Gusties nationally ranked golf teams for four years where he helped the Gusties claim three straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles (1997, 1998, 1999) and post three impressive NCAA Tournament finishes (11th in 1997, 8th in 1998, and 7th in 1999). A pure ball striker, who had an exquisite touch with his irons, Landon made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships (in 1997) one to remember leading Gustavus to an 11th place finish as a team, placing 24th individually, and earning Second Team All-America honors. In his junior season, Landon finished second at the MIAC Championships and posted eight top ten finishes individually while compiling a season stroke average of 75.2, which ranks tenth all-time in program history. Landon closed out his career in style earning first team all-conference, first team all-district, and Second Team All-America honors as the Gusties won their third straight MIAC title and finished 7th at the NCAA Championships in 1999. The consummate team player, Landon helped the Gusties claim 19 team titles during his impressive four-year career.
After graduating from Gustavus in 1999 with a major in management, Landon played professional golf for four years on two different mini-tours —The Dakotas Tour and the Gateway Tour. In 2004, Landon entered the car industry as a salesman. Six years later, he accepted a position as finance manager at Foss Toyota in Casper, Wyo. where he currently serves as the general sales manager. Kyle resides in Casper.