CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 INDUCTEES
Jim Hayes ’94, Basketball: Jim was a four-year letter winner for the basketball team. After his first year, Jim was named MIAC 6th Man of the Year. He was then a starter for the rest of his three seasons. In his sophomore year, he was 7th in the MIAC for scoring and 6th in the MIAC for rebounds. In Jim’s senior year, he was 8th in the MIAC for scoring. He is in the top ten Hamline records in four categories: 10th All Time Leading Scorer, 4th All Time Leading Rebounder, 8th All Time in Field Goals Made, and 4th All Time Free Throws Made. He was twice named to the All Conference team. Jim was a three-time MVP and served as captain for three years.
After graduation, Jim was an assistant coach at Hamline for ten years. Jim then went to coach as an assistant at Carleton College for seven years and at St. Thomas for two years. He then came back to Hamline and is entering his third year as head coach for the men’s basketball team Jim is the father of two children, Sevona and Tyson.
Bob Kisch ’59, Football and Hockey:
Bob was an eight-time letter winner in both football and hockey. In hockey, he was the top three scorer each year he competed. His senior year he was second in leading scorers. That same year, the hockey team placed second in the MIAC and set the record for most wins in one season in the preceding 11 years. Bob was a two-way performer during his Hamline football career, playing both tight end and defensive end.
During and after his time at Hamline, Bob was a youth leader for the YMCA. Bob also served his country for eight years in the Minnesota National Guard. After graduating, Bob was employed at 3M Companies, UFE, and Phillips Plastics as director of sales and sales management development. Bob and his wife, Joyce, have five children and eight grandchildren. He continues to be very active in his church community, and enjoys spending his free time hunting in the fall.;
Mark Booth Severson ’79, Football and Track & Field:
Mark was a two-sport athlete, playing football and throwing in track and field. In football, he was All Conference his junior year, and was named Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior year. Mark was also an outstanding track and field athlete. He was named an All-American three times, along with MIAC Most Valuable Athlete his sophomore and junior year. He was also a national champion in shot-put and twice in discus. He was a three-time MIAC discus champion, setting a MIAC conference record in discus. He received the Randy Bartholomew Award as the most outstanding athlete in the conference championship.
Before Hamline, Mark served our country for four years in the Marines. He played football on the All Marine team at Quantico, Virginia. After graduation, Mark worked in a number of fields, including managing and supervising in the trucking business. He currently works in real estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he resides with his wife, Linda. He has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Kevin Truax ’98, Track & Field: Kevin was a four-year letter winner in baseball and was part of the team that set the record for most wins in a single season. As a first-year student, he single-handedly made the team competitive He received All Conference Honorable Mention and named Rookie of the Year for baseball. The following year, Kevin was named MIAC MVP for baseball. He made the All Conference Team his sophomore, junior, and senior years, and the All Region team his senior year. As a sophomore, he led the league in stolen bases, was second in batting average, and won five games as a pitcher. As a senior, he was honored with the Steve Lindgren Award, which recognizes the outstanding male senior athlete of the year based on his senior body of work.
While at Hamline, Kevin majored in management. After graduating, he joined the Minneapolis Cobras and has remained a member of the team to continue his baseball career. He and his wife Jessica have two daughters. He currently works as a relationship manager in IT at CHS.