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.

Kerri Pool Foss


Inducted: 2009

One of the signature players in the history of the women's soccer program, Kerri Pool Foss, was a three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Region defender for the Gusties in the early '90s. In her senior season (1993), Foss led the Gusties to the conference title with a perfect 10-0-0 record and the program's first ever NCAA Tournament bid. She was selected as the MIAC Player of the Year as well as a being named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America First Team All-America honoree. Foss was the first defender to ever be named the MIAC Player of the Year. During her four-year career at Gustavus, Foss helped the Gusties compiled a record of 42-14-7 overall and 24-9-3 in the MIAC. In addition to her success on the field, Foss was also a star in the classroom as she was named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America selection and a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner in her senior season.

A summa cum laude graduate in 1994, Foss majored in biology and was named to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor fraternity. After graduation, she attended the Mayo Clinic where she received a master's degree in physical therapy in 1996. Foss worked as a physical therapist in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1996 to 2005, until moving to Aberdeen. She has continued to work as a physical therapist in Aberdeen for the past four years. Kerri and her husband, Kevin, have two sons, Joran and Esten.