Karel Lunde came to the college from the United States as a pastor, teacher and coach during the late 1950s. Under his leadership from 1959 to 1985, the CLC Vikings became the football team to beat in the East Central Alberta region. His former students established the Pastor Karel Lunde Memorial Award in 2005 to honour the legacy of the beloved football and wrestling coach and professor.
The mission of the Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame is to honour and recognize individuals and teams and their contributions to the university, community and the different sports they represent. The inaugural Wall of fame dinner was held September 8th at the Convocation Centre at the University of Alberta—Augustana Campus.
Honoured as an inaugural Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012.