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.

Tim Brown


Inducted: 2022

One of the purest shooters in the history of the men’s basketball program, Tim Brown transferred to Gustavus his junior season and made an immediate impact. In his first season, Brown led the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game and three-point shooting accuracy at 46.3 percent. He was the catalyst for a Golden Gustie squad that went on the best NCAA Tournament run in program history, advancing all the way to the national championship game before falling to Williams 67-65. Brown was named to the All-Conference and All-Region teams, and received Honorable Mention All-America honors.

The soft-spoken wing from Bloomington Jefferson continued to impress during his senior season, once again leading the team in scoring with an average of 14.9 points per game and in three-point shooting accuracy at 51.4 percent. Brown guided the team to an 18-2 record in conference play as the Gusties captured both the MIAC regular season and playoff championships. Brown was named First Team AllConference and First Team All-Region, while also receiving Fourth Team All-America honors. As impressive in the classroom as he was on the basketball court, Brown earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors his senior year.

In just two seasons on the court, Brown holds the Gustavus program record for career three-point percentage (48.4%) and single-season three-pointers made (76). He ranks sixth all-time in career three-pointers made with 133 and eighth in career field goal percentage at 52.4 percent. Brown helped the Gusties compile a record of 48-13 overall and 33-7 in MIAC play during his time at Gustavus, while claiming the regular season league title in 2004, playoff titles in both 2003 and 2004, and NCAA Tournament berths in 2003 and 2004.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a major in business management, Brown worked in corporate finance for Target, General Mills, and Medtronic. He is currently a region finance leader at Medtronic. Tim resides in Edina, Minn. with his wife Laura (Young) ’04 and their daughters, Alexandra and Annie.