Gustavus Set To Induct Nine New Members Into Athletics Hall Of Fame

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by

(St. Peter, Minn. – Oct. 30, 2015) – The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has selected nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame.  The 2015 class of inductees include Tina Peterson Bross ’96 (Soccer), Kyle Landon ’99 (Golf), Lisa Broughten Monjeau ’98 (Tennis), Kevin O’Laughlin ’99 (Swimming), Katie Kortuem Olson ’00 (Gymnastics), Erica Stone Scott ’00 (Track and Field), Chris Swansson ’99 (Football, Baseball), Dave Underdale ’84 (Ice Hockey), and Alan Markman (Benefactor).  This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, following the Hall of Fame football game between the Gusties and Concordia College set to take place at 1:00 p.m. at Hollingsworth Field.

Individuals eligible for induction into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame are athletes, coaches, and benefactors.  The selection of inductees to the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame is made by the Gustavus Hall of Fame Board which is a 10-member group consisting of current athletic administrators, and former coaches and alumni.

Tina Peterson Bross, a native of Blaine, Minnesota was a standout defender for the women’s soccer team from 1992 to 1995. The two-time All-Conference and All-Region defensive stalwart helped the Gusties compile 14 shutouts in 20 conference games during her junior and senior seasons as the team posted a perfect 20-0 record in MIAC play and claimed two league titles. The two-time captain earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors in 1995.

Kyle Landon, a native of Casper, Wyoming, was a two-time All-American (1997, 1999) and three-time All-Conference performer (1995, 1997, 1998) for the men’s golf team. He was a key contributor on four teams that placed in the top 12 at the NCAA Championships and three squads that won MIAC titles. He finished 24th individually at the 1997 NCAA Championships.

Lisa Broughten Monjeau, a native of Waseca, Minnesota, starred for the women’s tennis team from 1994 to 1998 helping the Gusties to four league titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances including a third place finish in 1998. A four-time All-Conference and two-time All-America selection, Monjeau teamed with Tracy Erickson to win the 1994 ITA Rolex National Doubles title.

Kevin O’Laughlin, a native of North Mankato, Minnesota, was a catalyst in the men’s swimming teams rise to the top of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the late ’90s. He earned a total of 25 All-Conference awards (11 individual, 14 relay) including an individual title in the 50-meter freestyle and as a part of the 200-free relay team in 1998. O’Laughlin became the first member of the men’s swimming program to earn individual All-America honors in 1998.

Katie Kortuem Olson, a native of Madison Lake, Minnesota, is one of the elite gymnasts in the storied history of the Gustavus gymnastics program. A seven-time All-American, Olson was named the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Gymnast of the Year in 1999 after claiming national titles in the all-around, vault and balance beam. She helped the Gusties to three top six team finishes at the NCGA Championships including a second place finish in 1999.

Erica Stone Scott, a native of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is recognized as the top sprinter in the history of the women’s track and field program. She competed in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays. A 16-time MIAC Champion with nine titles indoors and seven titles outdoors, Scott became the first sprinter to earn All-America honors when she finished seventh in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1998.

Chris Swansson, a native of Woodbury, Minnesota, starred as a wide receiver on the football team and an outfielder on the baseball team in the late ’90s. On the gridiron, Swansson was a possession receiver who completed his career ranked second in career TD receptions with 25 and second in career receptions with 159. On the diamond, Swansson played centerfield where he completed his career holding seven career records including stolen bases with 56, which still stands 16 years later.

Dave Underdale, a native of Superior, Wisconsin, graduated as the top scoring defenseman in the history of the Gustavus hockey program with 27 goals and 78 assists for 105 points. In his senior season, Underdale was named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America team and was one of only two Division III players selected to participate in the East-West All-Star Classic.

Dr. Alan Markman, a native of Faribault, Minnesota, enters the Hall of Fame as a benefactor for his 20 years of volunteer service to the Gustavus Athletics Department as the Medical Director for the athletic training program and Team Physician for the 25 Gustavus athletic teams. From 1987 to 2007, Markman traveled from the Twin Cities to Saint Peter every two weeks to evaluate injured athletes and he attended all home football games as the sideline team physician. He is the co-founder of TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn.


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