Hamline is well represented on the NAIA (National Association Of Intercollegiate Athletics) 75th anniversary team,. The NAIA is currently holding its 75th annual tournament in Kansas City. As part of the event, they named a team of 60 former players and 15 coaches to its all-time team,
The Pipers made eight appearances in the Elite Eight from 1942-60, winning three crowns and finishing second on another occasion. Hal Haskins, who played here form 1947-50 and Vern Mikkelsen, who was here from 1947-49, were named as players. Joe Hutton, who coached all those teams that made the regular trek to Kansas City and Don Meyer, who started his coaching career at Hamline, made it to the coaches' team. Meyer, who was the winningest coach in college men's bb history when he retired two years ago (923), was honored for his days as the coach at Lipscomb.
All four are part of Hamline's "Row of Honor" that adorns the arena named for Hutton. They join a group that includes such well-known names as John Wooden, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Terry Porter and Jack Sikma.