The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1964 at the dedication of the Luther Field House. Hamlet "Coach Pete" Peterson and Sigurd Reque, each a Luther graduate and teacher, coach, and athletic director at the college, were the inaugural inductees. For a decade, no other names were added to the hall's roll.
In 1974 the faculty athletic committee established procedures for inducting former Luther athletes in the Hall of Fame on a regular basis.
The Criteria for Nomination and Consideration in Making Selections for the Hall of Fame
• Must have been an outstanding athlete or coach at Luther College
• Must be a college graduate
• Must have graduated from college 10 or more years prior to induction year
• Must be or have been outstanding in professional life after graduation
• Must have demonstrated strong contributions to family and community life since graduation
There are Several Additional Factors which are Considered when Selecting Candidates for this Honor
• How the individual has exemplified the ideals of Christian faith in his or her life
• The individual's service to Luther College
• The individual's service to athletics after graduation
• Typically, nominees are inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame in an anniversary year (10th, 15th, 20th, ...) of their graduation
Nominations may be made by members of the Hall of Fame committee, faculty, staff, alumni, friends of the college, and current members of the Hall of Fame.
A plaque in the Regents Center lobby displays the names of the Hall of Fame members
To nominate a former Luther athlete or coach for consideration in to the Athletic Hall of Fame, contact Sports Information Director Dave Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org