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.

Pete Anderson


Inducted: 2010

Pete Anderson was a standout performer for the Gustavus men's golf team during the Golden Era of Gustie golf in the early 1990s. In May of 1991, Anderson tied for first individually at the NCAA Championships with an impressive 72-hole total of 78-74-72-76—300, but was edged out in a playoff for medalist honors by Lee Palms of Emory University. Anderson's efforts sparked the Gusties to their second consecutive runner-up finish. A year later, Anderson would post a 31st place finish at the NCAA Championships to help the Gusties claim their third consecutive second place finish at the national tournament. He was also a member of two MIAC Championship teams posting second place individual finishes in both 1990 and 1991. In the spring of 1992, Anderson turned in two of the finest rounds in the program's history as he won the Mankato State Invitational by eight strokes with a 36-hole total of 69-65—134 (-8). Both scores still stand as the best 18-hole and 36-hole totals ever recorded by a Gustavus men's golfer. A two-time All-Conference and two-time All-America honoree, Anderson has recorded four of the lowest 18-hole rounds in the program's history.

After graduating in 1992 with a major in speech communications, Anderson accepted a position as the assistant golf professional at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. After a couple of years at Spyglass, Anderson played golf professionally for the next eight years before moving to Minnesota in 2002 to begin a career in the mortgage banking business. He is currently a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in the Twin Cities metro area. Pete and his wife, Jill live in Chanhassen with their sons Jack and Will.