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.

Tina Pulido Draper


Inducted: 2006

Tina Pulido Draper '87 is one of the most decorated gymnasts in the history of the Gustavus gymnastics program, having earned All-America honors eight different times in her four-year career from 1983 to 1987. In addition, she is one of only three gymnasts at Gustavus to have earned All-America honors in each of her four seasons of competition. A Fergus Fall, Minn., native, Pulido Draper finished fifth on the vault as a freshman to help the Gusties win the first-ever National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Division III team title in 1984. The next year she finished fourth on the vault at the national meet as Gustavus won its second consecutive national title. In her junior year, she placed third in the all-around and fifth on the vault at the NCGA Championships as the Gusties finished third as a team, and then as a senior she placed second in the all-around, third on the beam, third on the floor exercise, and sixth on the uneven bars to help Gustavus claim its third national team title in four years with a record score of 135.90.

After graduating in 1987 with majors in psychology and sociology, Pulido Draper attended the University of Minnesota at Waseca and received a two-year degree in veterinary technology. She worked as a veterinary technologist until 1996, when she left to accept a position in the medical department with Farmers Insurance. Pulido Draper is currently a litigation/arbitration claims specialist with Farmers Insurance. She lives in Burnsville, Minn., with her husband, Kris, and their children, Allie (7) and Mayte (4).