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.

Brian Amundson

Swimming & Diving

Inducted: 2022

A versatile swimmer who thrived on outstanding relay teams, Brian Amundson was a catalyst to some of the best seasons in Gustavus men’s swimming and diving history. Amundson made an immediate impact his freshman season by being a part of 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams that finished first at the MIAC Championships and went on to earn All-America status in both relays at the NCAA Championships. His success in his rookie season painted a picture for what the future held as Amundson went on to win MIAC titles as a part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams all four seasons as well as claiming All-America laurels in those races every year. Amundson’s best finishes at the NCAA meet were second in the 200 free relay in 2005 and third in the 400 free relay in both 2005 and 2007.

Amundson’s sophomore and senior seniors were the most impressive on the national stage as he garnered five All-America honors both years, highlighted by helping the team capture fifth place at the 2007 NCAA Championships, marking the highest finish at the national meet in program history. Amundson was a leader on teams that won three MIAC team titles and finished in the top 10 at the national meet three times.

Adding to his eight MIAC titles as a part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams, Amundson claimed conference championships in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay teams in 2005, and the 100 freestyle individually and 800 free relay team in 2007 for a total of 12 MIAC championships. The Coon Rapids, Minn. native finished his collegiate career with 23 All-Conference honors, marking the fourth most in program history. Amundson’s performances on the national stage are unmatched to this day as he owns 14 All-America honors – the most in program history. Amundson also earned seven All-America honorable mention selections and was a four-time national “A” standard achiever. His fastest time of 45.14 in the 100 freestyle stood as a school record for 12 years and currently ranks second, while his fastest time of 20.53 in the 50 freestyle ranks fourth all-time.

After graduating from Gustavus in 2007 with a major in chemistry, Amundson worked at Cargill in a number of different capacities from 2007-22, most recently as a global operations and supply chain owner. Since 2022, Amundson has been the Vice President of Technology at ATEK. Brian lives in Eden Prairie, Minn. with his wife Emilie, son Dylan, and two French Bulldogs, Ferdinand and Isabella.