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
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