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2006 Hall of Fame Inductees
2006 Inductees

Inductees, from left: Jim Sevals, Barb Jacobs, Pam Shaheen (accepting for her father Herb Paul), and Dewey Mullikin.

Barb Jacobs:  Barb graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1967. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from UW-La Crosse in 1971 and a Master of Science in Education in 1976 from State University College at Cortland, New York in 1976. At UW-La Crosse, Barb earned varsity letters in basketball, field hockey and tennis. Barb became head women’s basketball coach and Coordinator of Women’s Athletics at Hartwick College from 1971 to78. She was also Head Field Hockey Coach and Head Men’s Hockey Coach. In 1978 Barb became head women’s basketball coach at Syracuse University until 1993, compiling a 229-190 record. At Syracuse, her 1981 team compiled a 26 and 8 record, became E.C.A.C. Champions, and received an A1AW National Tour berth. Her 1985 team won the Big East Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Her 1988 team players were Big East Conference champions, earning them a place in the NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament where they were defeated by Ohio State.

Barb has been a member of the Associated Press Top 20 Basketball Voting Poll, NCAA Selection and Seeding Committee for basketball, the Central New York Board of Women Officials, President of the Big East Basketball Coaches Association (1986-93), and President of the CCC Coordinators of Officials (1999-01). Barb became assistant basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (1993-95) and Director of Promotions for Non-revenue Sports, involved in recruiting, scouting, and conditioning. From 1995 to 2001 Barb arranged and directed the Women’s Basketball Summer All-Star Tour, was Sport Administrator in charge of softball and field hockey championships, was Tournament Manager for the NCAA Women’s Basketball East Regional (2004), and Administrator of the Big East Conference Women’s Basketball Championship from 1999 to the present. From 1995 to 2000, Barb was the coordinator of women’s basketball officiating. She is presently Assistant Commissioner of Women’s Basketball Officiating. She also schedules conference games and assigns officials for all conference and non-conference games, is the coordinator of officials for the American East Conference, is responsible for training and development of women’s basketball officials and is Secretary/Rules Editor for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee and National Rules Interpreter.

Barb’s honors and awards include the Victory Club Award for 300 Victories from WBCA, Division I Coach of the Year Award for New York State 1986, Unsung Heroine Award in Sports 1986, Coach of the Year Award for The Big East Conference 1988, Chosen to coach the First Big East All-Star Team 1990, Inducted into Syracuse University’s Orange Plus Hall of Fame in 1990, and was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Dewey Mullikin:  Dewey graduated from RLHS in 1961 as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball, earning 7 varsity letters. In basketball, the 6’2” guard and forward provided the perimeter shooting fir the Warriors with amazing accuracy. In his junior year, Rice Lake posted a 21 and 4 record and 4th place in the WIAA State Tournament. Dewey led all the teams in field goal accuracy at .571%. As a senior, he averaged in double figures for the 24 and 1 Warriors and a runner-up overtime loss in the 1961 WIAA State Tournament championship game. Dewey was a big contributor for the Warriors as they won 24 consecutive games in 1961 and 31 straight H o’N conference games over two seasons, both school records. 
In football, as quarterback, Dewey eclipsed almost all of the passing records at RLHS in 1960, his senior year, including throwing 4 touchdowns in one game on two occasions, most passing yards in one game (247), and most passes thrown in one game (25), still school records. His five touchdowns (4 passing and 1 rushing) in one game stood as a RLHS QB record for 42 years.
Dewey was a 3 year letter-winner in baseball, first as an outstanding center fielder and then as a pitcher. As a junior, he posted a 6 and 1 record which included throwing a conference no-hitter with 14 strike-outs, one 1 hitter, one 2 hitter and two 3 hitters. His senior year he led the Warriors to the conference championship and RLHS’s first appearance in the WIAA State Baseball Tournament. His 1961 season included a record of 6 and 3 with two 3 hitters and three 4 hitters. He pitched two years for the Rice Lake Robins amateur baseball team and in 1962 posted a 6 and 3 record with strikeout totals of 19 in one game and 18 in another, and their first league championship since 1954. Dewey attended UW-La Crosse and as a freshman pitcher, posting a 4 and 1 record and the conference championship. He graduated from La Crosse in 1966 and taught school for 18 years at Deerfield and Mondovi, coaching basketball and baseball. He then was a guidance counselor at CVTC in Eau Claire for 16 years before retiring in 2000. Dewey and his wife, Juanita currently reside in Shell Lake where golfing is his pastime.

Herb Paul:  Herb graduated from RLHS in 1935. In football he was a three-year letterman and triple threat running back for the Lakers. In his senior year he never left the playing field and was acclaimed as the greatest running back ever from Northwest Wisconsin. His 16 touchdowns in 1934 broke Pug Lund’s record and his 27 career touchdowns both stood as school records for 45 years. In October of 1934, his five rushing touchdowns against Spooner held up as a school record for 63 years. In addition, 14 of his 16 touchdowns in 1934 were from beyond 20 yards. In one game he carried the ball three consecutive times for touchdown runs of 75, 60 and 50 yards. On four occasions, Herb scored on the opening kick-off - one going for 95 yards. As a punter he averaged 35 yards per kick including an 80 yard spiral punt. In his sophomore year Rice Lake won the H o’ N Championship, going 4 and 1 and 5 and 1 all. Herb went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after lettering for two years as a running back for the Badgers.

During the early to mid 1930’s, Herb, along with his four brothers, formed the nucleus of the Rice Lake Hockey Club which was very successful. Herb was proud to have received offers to play organized hockey in Canada. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Herb was a Physical Education Coordinator at the Veteran’s Hospital in Tomah. He passed away in October of 1998.

Jim Sevals:  Jim’s contributions and accomplishments in Rice Lake are spanned over 40 years. His teaching career began in Rice Lake in 1967 after graduating from Superior State University that included practice-teaching at RLHS. He coached varsity basketball for the Warriors for 9 years beginning in 1969 with a conference record of 90 and 44 (67%) and 103 and 68 all that included two conference championships. He coached boys golf for 17 years and girls golf for 7 years.

Jim was an outstanding shortstop in Amateur Baseball, helping Barron win the WBA Championship in 1965 and the Rice Lake Cubs in 1972. In 35 years as a slow-pitch player he has played on several national teams, winning the Wisconsin Class A State Championship twice. Most recently Jim played on two 50 and Older teams that won the World Championship in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he played on the 55 and Older World Championship team at Seattle, Washington. In addition, Jim is the leading scorer in the Rice Lake Men’s Basketball League in 30 years (1976-2006) and the Eau Claire Senior Men’s Basketball League with over 4000 points in 20 seasons. In 2006 Jim won a gold medal in combination free throw and 3-point shooting for men 60 to 64 years old at the Huntsman’s World Senior Games at St. George, Utah. Jim also excels in the game of badminton, once taking a silver medal at the Badger State Games.

At UW-Superior (1963-67), Jim was a 4-year letter winner in basketball and baseball. He still holds basketball conference records, including most points in one season (564) and most field goals in one game (22). UW-Superior records still standing today include 48 points in a single game, 564 and 555 points in a single season and 1794 points in a career. Jim led the WSUC conference in scoring his sophomore and junior season and finished 2nd his senior year. He was named 1st Team All-Conference 3 years, and 1st Team NAIA District 14 for 3 years, as well as Honorable Mention All American during those 3 years. Jim averaged 13 points/game his freshman year, 21.4 his sophomore year, 26.9 as a junior and 26.4 his senior year. He was inducted into the UW-Superior Hall of Fame in 1982 and had his number retired in 1988. As the two-time captain of the Superior baseball team, Jim led his team to the school’s only conference baseball title in 1966

Jim graduated from Barron high school in 1963, earning 2 letters in football, 3 in basketball and 3 in baseball. He was captain of the basketball and baseball teams his junior and senior years. Jim won the Heart of the North scoring title his junior year (21.1 pts./game) and also his senior year (24.5 pts./game), leading the team to two straight conference championships. He was named All-Conference and All-Northwest twice. He owns many Barron records, including most points in a season (495 in 19 games), most points in a career (1106 in 3 years) and 2nd in most points in a single game (44). Jim was also All-Conference in baseball for 3 years, leading that team to 3 straight conference championships.

Jim retired in 2001 after 34 years of teaching physical education at RLHS and currently resides in Rice Lake with this wife Carol.