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.

Greg Peterson


Inducted: 2004

One of the most decorated golfers in the storied history of the Gustavus men's golf program, Greg Peterson was a four-time All-American for Head Coach Whitey Skoog from 1984 to 1988. Peterson made an immediate impact for the Gusties, helping the team earn its first-ever NCAA National Tournament appearance as a freshman in the spring of 1985. He placed tenth individually and led the team to a fifth-place finish at the national tournament. Peterson went on to finish 6th at the national tournament in 1986, 7th in 1987, and 26th in 1988, while the team recorded finishes of third in 1986, fifth in 1987, and eighth in 1988.

In addition to his success at the national level, Greg was also a force at the conference level, helping the Gusties claim four consecutive titles. Individually, Peterson finished third in 1984, was co-champion in 1985, placed fourth in 1986, and was second in 1987. He finished his collegiate career with a stroke average of 74.6 strokes per round, which stood as the porgram's lowest career stroke average until Jon Lindquist broke it in 1992.

Peterson graduated in 1988 with a major in accounting. He started his professional career in the Twin Cities working for Life USA insurance company. He later moved to Rochester and purchased a small business that specialized in evaluating used farm equipment. Over the past 15 years, the business, now called F.A.C.T's Report, has essentially become the "Blue Book" for farm equipment in the Midwest as well as throughout the country. Peterson has also found time to continue his golfing career and in the summer of 2004 qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Greg and his wife Jacque (Radke '89) live in Rochester, Minn., with their two daughters, Meghan (13), and Josephine (11).