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 Peterson Bross


Inducted: 2015

A highly skilled and aggressive defender, Tina Peterson Bross played an integral role in the Gustavus women’s soccer program’s rise to national prominence in the mid-1990s. Bross helped the Golden Gusties compile a record of 53–13–4 overall and a mark of 34–3–2 in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) play during her career, including three league titles and three NCAA National Tournament appearances. A serious knee injury kept her from playing her sophomore season, however Bross came back from the injury with a vengeance, starting every game in her junior and senior seasons and anchoring a defensive unit that recorded 18 shutouts in 36 games, the most in NCAA Division III women’s soccer during that period. At the start of Bross’s senior season, the Gustie defense did not allow a goal through the first 10 games setting an NCAA Division III record of 900 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. In addition, the Gusties allowed only nine goals all season and registered 14 shutouts in 20 games, which was the second highest single season shutout total ever recorded in Division III women’s soccer.
Recognized as one of the top small college defenders in the country, Bross was named first team all-conference and first team all-region in both 1994 and 1995. In addition, she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America team in 1995. She is one of only six players in the history of the Gustavus women’s soccer program to earn NSCAA All-America honors.
An elementary education major at Gustavus, Bross has taught in the Anoka-Hennepin School District since 1998. She earned her master’s in education from Saint Mary’s University in 2001 and currently works as a literacy specialist at Madison Elementary School in Blaine, Minn. Bross has remained active in soccer, coaching at Blaine High school as a ninth-grade, junior varsity, and assistant varsity coach. She lives in Ham Lake, Minn. with her husband, Don, and their children, Taylor and Jacob.