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.

Paige Tierney Sullivan


Inducted: 2010

The most prolific scorer in the history of the women's soccer program, Paige Tierney Sullivan used her goal scoring ability to kick the Gusties onto the national soccer scene in the early 1990s. During her mercurial four-year career, Sullivan scored 56 goals and recorded 19 assists for 131 points shattering the school records for career goals and points, while also setting marks for goals in a season (24), points in a season (58), goals in a game (5), and points in a game (10). With her trademark bandana wrapped around her head, Sullivan helped the Gusties post a record of 47-16-4 overall and 30-7-1 in conference play during her four-year career, while earning All-Conference and All-Region honors in 1992, 1993, and 1994. In her junior and senior seasons, she led the team and conference in scoring as the Gusties posted a perfect 20-0-0 record in MIAC play, winning back-to-back league crowns and earning the program's first ever NCAA berth in 1993. In her senior season, Sullivan scored 24 goals and registered 10 assists for 58 points in 17 games earning NSCAA Third Team All-America honors, while helping the team post a 15-3-0 record and host a NCAA Tournament game for the first time in the program's history.

After graduating in 1995 with a major in history, Sullivan accepted a position back in her native Alaska with Lynden International where she worked for two years as an international agent in the shipping business. She then accepted a position with Anadarko Petroleum as an assistant in the Public Affairs Division in 1997. In 1998, Sullivan joined KPB Architects working in the business development and marketing area. Since 2004, Sullivan has been at home raising her two daughters, while also doing some freelance graphic design work. Paige and her husband, Casey, live in Anchorage with their daughters Tierney and Parker.