2004 Inductees: Chris Faber, Kristi Kincaid, Wells Lamey
Three outstanding individuals were inducted into the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame during the Alumni Games at Montana State University-Northern on October 9, 2004. Wrestler Chris Faber, and Skylight's Basketball standout Kristi Kincaid, and Wells Lamey, who received the first Meritorious Service Award, were inducted to the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame.
Chris Faber was a three time NAIA All-American in 1990, 1991, and 1992, placing eighth at 134 pounds at Nationals in 1990 when the Northern team was the National Runner up. He captained the team to back to back National Team Championships in 1991 and 1992 and was a National Runner up at 134 pounds during both years. Faber was a member of the 1990 USA All-American Cultural Exchange Team touring the Soviet Union and Finland. Featured on the cover of USA Wrestling News Magazine, he was a National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-American in 1990, 1991, and 1992. Faber received a Student Excellence Award in 1992 and graduated that year from Northern Montana College with a degree in Business Technology.
Kristi Kincaid of Northern Montana College earned the Most Valuable Player Award at the NAIA Division II National Tournament in 1993 when Northern won it's first ever women's National Championship. A Junior College transfer from Central Arizona Junior College, Kincaid had played on their National Championship Team earning MVP honors there also. She came to Northern with two years of basketball eligibility and was selected as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week twice, and All Conference and National Tournament 1st Team in 1991-92. As a senior, she was an All-Conference selection, NAIA Tournament 1st team, and MVP of the 1993 National Championship team. She was a Kodak All-American and was selected for the Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" issue. Kincaid still holds the record for the highest field goal percentage for a season at 64.4 set in the 1991-92 season, and for the career field goal percentage at 61.6. Kincaid was also a volleyball standout and holds records for the most individual kills in a three game match at 25, most blocks in a single match with 12, and second in individual blocks in a season with 159 all set in 1993. She earned her bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in 1998 with a degree in Liberal Studies and Sociology.
The Northern Alumni Association's first ever Meritorious Service Award was given this year to Wells Lamey for his life long service to the youth of this community and the athletes of Northern Montana College and MSU-Northern. Lamey has researched, compiled, and recorded a listing of all the athletes, their achievements and records throughout the University's history, preserving them for the future and contributing the data for the NMC/MSUN history "A Northern Reflection". His leadership and research led to the establishment and success of Northern's Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. The data and information he compiled has been instrumental in nearly every one of the Hall of Fame awards. His service to the community of Havre and to the youth programs is unparalleled. Lamey was a founding member of the Babe Ruth baseball program in Havre and coached the first Babe Ruth team to compete in a state tournament. He has coached 5th grade girls basketball and volunteers his time reading to students in the elementary school reading program. Lamey was President of the Havre Softball Association and coached both men's and women's slow pitch softball and refereed for many years. A founding member of the Havre Public Schools Foundation, he now serves as their President. He was a member of the Northern Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1995-1999. He has participated in the successful nominations of Kathy Jarvis, Glenn Havskjold, Julie Callahan and Skip Grodahl, outstanding Havre athletes to the Montana State University Hall of Fame in Bozeman. His knowledge and service to all sports and the athletes from the area schools, and to the MSU-Northern Lights and Skylights is well known.