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.

Audrey Lenoch

Softball

Inducted: 2021

A face on the “Mount Rushmore” of Gustavus softball icons, Audrey Lenoch was so versatile on the field that she earned three National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America honors at three different positions. Lenoch’s athleticism allowed her to play virtually every position on the field—outside of pitching—excelling wherever she was asked to play. One of the best defensive players the program has ever seen, Lenoch graduated with the second-best fielding percentage in school history at .982, committing just 18 errors in 1,000 fielding chances.

Lenoch made her presence known in her first season, helping the team capture the MIAC regular season championship while earning All-Conference and Second Team All-America honors at the utility position. Lenoch found a home at third base during her sophomore season, once again earning All-Conference and Second Team All-America honors after hitting .544. The Pine Island, Minn. native went on to earn All-Conference honors in both her junior and senior seasons, becoming the second player in program history to earn All-Conference honors all four seasons. She also claimed her third Second Team All-America honor after her senior season, this time at first base, where she hit .510 with 46 RBI. Lenoch graduated as the school record holder in slugging percentage (.712), runs (120), hits (209), triples (17), home runs (16), doubles (47), RBI (152), and total bases (338).

After graduating in 2006 with a major in nursing, Lenoch entered the medical field as a registered nurse (RN). Lenoch has been an RN for 16 years, working in a variety of areas. She has been a board certified psychiatric RN for five years, currently working in a mental health facility in Kalispell, Montana. Audrey lives in Columbia Falls, Montana with her dog, Farkle.