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 Robb

Baseball and Football

Inducted: 1996

Nicknamed "Mr. Versatility" during his standout career for the football team, Brian Robb started at split end, halfback and quarterback for the offense at various times during his career, while also handling the placekicking and punting duties, and returning punts and kickoffs.
In 1970, Robb finished ninth in the NAIA in scoring with 89 points and won the MIAC scoring title in 1970 and '71. He is the fourth all-time leading scorer in Gustavus football history with 170 points. In 1971, when the Gusties won the MIAC Championship, Robb earned all-conference honors, was selected as the league's Most Valuable Player and was named to The Lutheran magazine's All-America squad.
Also a standout on the baseball team, Robb was a three-year starter at shortstop earning all-conference honors twice and All-District honors once. He was the leading hitter on the 1971 MIAC Championship team with a .384 average and finished his career with a .317 average.
After graduating with a major in art, Robb taught and coached football, basketball and track at White Bear Lake High School for four years. In 1976, he moved into the travel business and worked with Canadian Airlines International and Nordic American Travel before joining the Carlson Travel Group in 1988 where he is presently vice president for marketing. Brian and his wife, Kristine reside in St. Paul with their two children, Megan and Madeline.