1910-1919

Lauritz S. Ylvisaker - 1910

Inducted - 1980

  • One of seven Luther College alumni sons of Johannes T. Ylvisaker, class of 1874
  • He inherited and contributed to his family's enthusiasm and talent for tennis
  • First Ylvisaker to play after intercollegiate competition was introduced to Luther
  • Considered and all-time tennis great
  • Graduate of Luther Seminary - 1914
  • M.D. degree, University of Minnesota - 1919

Oliver B. Harstad - 1914

Inducted - 1974

  • Excelled in gymnastics, basketball, and baseball
  • In gymnastics he was a specialist on the rings
  • In basketball he played both forward and guard
  • Outstanding defensive player who was always given the task of guarding an opponents top scorer
  • In baseball, he played shortstop and was a .300 hitter as lead-off man
  • Continued to played baseball while a Sergeant in the army during World War I
  • Played professional baseball in Southern Association with Little Rock, Arkansas

Carl H. Seebach - 1915

Inducted - 1975

  • Captain of basketball and baseball teams during years when the captain assumed coaching responsibilities
  • Four years of baseball as pitcher and outfielder
  • Pitched a three-hit 1-0 victory over Upper Iowa
  • Played three years of basketball during which Luther won 70 percent of its games
  • Known for stellar defensive play and rebounding

Alvin J. Natvig - 1918

Inducted - 1976

  • Named first team all-conference as member of 1916-17 undefeated basketball team
  • Earned five letters in basketball and four in baseball
  • Basketball team captain his senior year
  • Served as Luther's first basketball coach during 1919-20 season
  • In 1951 chosen by College Chips to be on all-time Luther basketball team
  • Taught and coached at Park Region, Luther College, Fergus Falls, Minn. and Bethany Lutheran College
  • Later entered insurance with New York Life

Orlando W. "Pip" Qualley - 1918

Inducted - 1976

  • Active participant in all sports in the Preparatory Department and college programs
  • Tough on defense, excellent rebounder and play maker for the undefeated basketball team his junior year
  • Big game during junior year was the 12-11 win over a strong Carleton team
  • Upon graduation took charge of the Prep sports program
  • Eventually became backfield and line coach for the Luther football team
  • Member of the coaching staff for 24 years
  • Earned M.A. and PH. D. from University of Michigan
  • In 1970, after 52 years on the Luther faculty, he was elected Professor Emeritus

Alvin L. "Lengthy" Bronstad - 1919

Inducted - 1974

  • Four year letter winner in baseball
  • His career was interrupted due to military service in World War I
  • A Texas boy, he was the starting catcher for four years
  • Dangerous hitter that hit a grand slam home run against St. Olaf
  • He was an excellent defender and rebounder and was a vital factor during the 1916-17 basketball team's undefeated season
  • Served Clifton Junior College 19 years as teacher, athletic coach and registrar
  • Served 23 years as postmaster of Clifton, Texas retiring in 1963.

Myron W. Larsen - 1919

Inducted - 1979

  • Three-year letter winner in basketball
  • Served as captain and coach his senior year
  • Three-year competitor in baseball
  • Played interclass football
  • On Luther's Student Army Training Corps team in intercollegiate competition
  • M.D. degree, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1925
  • From 1942 until his death in 1958, served as physician and surgeon at Medical Arts Clinic, Watertown, South Dakota