Augsburg to honor Hall of Famers in October

Wrestlers Dan Lewandowski and Jim Peterson among the inductees

MINNEAPOLIS — As part of Augsburg University’s Homecoming week, nine alumni will be inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and one other will be honored with an award for athletic department excellence, during the 2023 Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Foss Chapel.

Inductees into the 50th class of the Athletic Hall of Fame are: Emily Anderson ’07 (Soccer/Basketball), Jaro Cesky ’03 (Hockey), Ben Erickson ’96 (Golf), Dan Lewandowski ’97 (Wrestling/Soccer), Missy Munsey ’96 (Volleyball), Jamie Osberg ’95 (Football), Jim Peterson ’99 (Wrestling/Football), Jeoffrey Reed ’00 (Basketball) and Ellen Waldow ’06 (Cross Country/Track & Field). In addition, former Augsburg instructor and coach Howard “Howie” Pearson ’53 will be honored with the Legend of Augsburg Athletics Award.

The nine inductees bring the total number of Athletic Hall of Fame members to 354, along with one team. In addition, 14 individuals have been honored with the department’s Distinguished Athletic Service Award, 10 individuals have earned the department’s Excellence in Coaching Award, and two individuals have earned the Legend of Augsburg Athletics Award.

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