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.

Todd Anderson


Inducted: 2011

The first player in the history of the Gustavus men's soccer program to earn All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Todd Anderson was the catalyst of Gustie squads that won MIAC Championships in 1993 and 1994 and qualified for NCAA Tournament play for the first time in the program's history. Although he did not compile gaudy statistics, Anderson was a dominating presence both on the attack and in the defensive end with his adept footwork and creative ball skills. He was a First Team All-Conference and All-West Region honoree in both his junior (1993) and senior seasons (1994), and in his senior season Anderson helped the Gusties win the MIAC Title with a record of 8-2-0 and pick up the program's first-ever win in NCAA Tournament play with a 1-0 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College in the first round in San Diego. Known for his fitness and durability, Anderson started every contest of his collegiate career and helped Gustavus compile an overall record of 45-20-7, which was the best four-year record since the first four years of the program's history (39-4-5 from 1969-72).

After graduating in 1995 with majors in criminal justice and psychology, Anderson spent a few months in England to pursue his soccer career where he played for one season with Hemmel Hemsted Town FC. He then returned home and started working in the family business at Lakestate Sales Agency, a small representative firm in the food service industry. Five years later, Anderson merged the business with North Star Agency, which is located in Edina, Minnesota. He is now owner of North Star, which represents manufacturers of equipment and supplies to the food service industry. He has stayed involved in soccer serving as the head boys' coach at St. Louis Park High School for four years in the mid-90s. He is now coaching his daughters in the youth programs in Shakopee. Todd lives in Shakopee with his wife, Krista and their daughters Olivia, Amelia, and Victoria.