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.

Scott Crowell


Inducted: 2016

A three-year starter for the Gustavus men’s soccer team in the midfield and at outside defense, Scott Crowell’s tenacity and ability to evade defenders allowed him to be a threat to score any time he touched the ball. The Burnsville, Minnesota native led the Gusties in scoring his senior season with eight goals and five assists for 21 points and he registered three game-winning goals. Crowell earned All-Conference honors in 1999 and 2000, his junior and senior seasons, and he became the first player in the history of the men’s soccer program to earn MIAC Player of the Year honors in 2000. Crowell’s strong senior season helped the Gusties post a 17-2-1 mark overall and 9-1-0 in the MIAC, earning the league championship with a thrilling 3-2 double overtime victory over Macalester. The 17-win season also set a program record for most victories in a season. The Gusties earned a NCAA Tournament bid and hosted the NCAA West Regional for the first time in the program’s history defeating Nebraska Wesleyan 2-0 in the first round before falling to Linfield 4-2 in the regional final. Crowell was named to the All-Midwest Region Team and later a First Team All-American.
Crowell finished his career having played in 54 games with 48 starts, including 13 goals and 10 assists for 36 points. Throughout his four seasons wearing the Black and Gold, Crowell and the Gusties never had a losing record, posting an overall mark of 47-23-4 and league record of 26-12-2 from 1997-2000.
After graduating in 2001 with a major in history, Crowell went on to play professional soccer with the Arizona Sahuaros. Since ending his soccer career, Crowell has been the owner of Willis and Scott Painter Pros. Scott and his wife Carey (Willis) ‘02 live in Plymouth, Minn. with their children Leland and Presley.