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Gustavus set to induct nine new members into Athletics Hall of Fame

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SAINT PETER, Minn. – The athletics department at Gustavus Adolphus College has chosen nine individuals to be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. 2022 inductees include Brian Amundson ’07 (swimming and diving), Tim Brown ’04 (basketball), Scott Hagemeyer ’07 (swimming and diving), Hailey Harren ’07 (cross country/athletics), Joe Hartwell ’05 ( soccer), Lauren Hom ’07 (tennis), Tony Konicek ’07 (baseball), Andrea Peterson ’07 (hockey) and Nicole LaVoi ’91 (benefactor).

This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held at Cec Eckhoff Alumni Hall on Saturday, October 29, following the football game against Carleton College at 1 p.m. Those eligible for induction into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame are athletes, coaches, and benefactors. Athlete selection is based on athletic accomplishments while students at Gustavus, while a benefactor is selected for their extraordinary contribution to the athletic department through service or philanthropy. Eight members of the Class of 2022 of the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted for their achievements as student-athletes, while one will be inducted as a benefactor.

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Brian Amundson, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is the men’s swimming and diving program record holder with 14 All-America honors and was a 12-time MIAC champion. Amundson, a freestyle specialist, helped the Gusties win three MIAC championships and three top-10 finishes at the NCAA championships. Amundson earned seven All-America honorable mentions and 23 MIAC All-Conference selections.

Tim Brown, from Bloomington, Minnesota, earned All-America status and played a vital role in the men’s basketball team reaching the NCAA Championship Game in 2003. Brown holds the program record for career three-point percentage and three points in a single season. In just two years on the team, Brown earned all-region and all-conference honors both seasons while helping the Gusties win the 2003-04 MIAC Championship.

Scott Hagemeyer, from Willmar, Minnesota, is the men’s swimming and diving program record holder with 20 MIAC championships and 28 All-Conference selections. Hagemeyer has earned 10 honorable mention All-America selections and holds the second fastest times in the program in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Hagemeyer helped lead the Gusties to three MIAC championships and three top-10 finishes at the NCAA championships.

Hailey Harren, originally from Cold Spring, Minnesota, won the NCAA cross-country championship in 2005 and was the 2006-07 College Sporting News Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Harren is a two-time All-American, two-time NCAA Central Region Runner of the Year and two-time MIAC Runner of the Year. Harren has also won two CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, received the prestigious NCAA Graduate Scholarship, and was the 2005-06 Gustavus Female Athlete of the Year.

Joe Hartwell, originally from Apple Valley, Minnesotaearned first-team All-America and MIAC Player of the Year honors while leading the men’s soccer team to an MIAC championship and an NCAA quarterfinal in 2004. Hartwell, a two-time All- Region and three-time All-Conference selection as a center back, led the Gusties to one of the greatest seasons in school history in 2004, anchoring a defense that allowed just four goals in 23 games (fourth-best in NCAA Division III history) while recording 19 shutouts (third-best in NCAA history).

Lauren Hom, from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is a five-time All-American, highlighted by winning the 2005 ITA Doubles Championship with partner Marla Menne. Hom posted a career record of 84-21 in singles and 96-13 in doubles. Hom has never lost an MIAC game in singles or doubles, going 60-0, and helped the Gusties win four straight conference titles with a 40-0 team record.

Tony Konicek, originally from Rochester, Minnesota, is a two-time First-Team All-American selection as an outfielder and third baseman, and holds program records in career batting average, hits, triples, RBIs and runs scored. Konicek won Midwest Region Player of the Year and MIAC Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007, a feat accomplished by only one other player in MIAC baseball history. Konicek was a three-time All-MIAC Conference and Gustavus Male Athlete of the Year 2006-2007 selection.

Andrea Peterson, originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is a four-time All-American and was named the 2006-07 Division III Player of the Year. Peterson’s 185 career points are the program record and the most by a defenseman in Division III women’s hockey history. Peterson is the only player in MIAC history to be named MIAC Player of the Year in all four seasons and has the second-most assists in Division III history. She helped lead the Gusties to four spots in NCAA tournaments, including Frozen Four appearances in 2005 and 2006.

Nicole LaVoi, originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota, is a leading researcher on women in coaching as director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. LaVoi, a contributing member of the 1990 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship team, is the founder and director of the annual Women’s Coaches Symposium and has advised numerous Gustavus students, graduates and coaches. LaVoi’s ongoing research focuses on Title IX and gender equity, physical activity and girls, media representation, and the women’s sports industry.

The selection of Gustavus Hall of Fame inductees is made by the Gustavus Hall of Fame Board, which is an 11-member panel made up of current sports administrators, former coaches, and alumni.

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