Kearney,Neb. - Former Nebraska-Kearney All-American basketball player EricStrand is a member of the 2014 inductee class into the RMAC (Rocky MountainAthletic Conference) Hall of Fame.
Thenew class was announced on Wednesday, December 18th. A committee of media,RMAC coaches and RMAC administrators selected the inductees from a poolof nominations.
The 12th Annual RMAC HOF ceremony is set for Friday, July 11th, at the ColoradoSprings Marriott Event Center. A social hour is set for 5:00 p.m., followed bydinner at six and the banquet at seven. Individual reservations are $ 55.00 perperson or a table of 10 can be purchased for $ 500.00. Both of these prices areavailable until July 1st.
Strand (G.I. Central Catholic H.S.) joins volleyball player Danielle Shum ('08)as Lopers to have received this honor.
Theall-time leading scorer (2,173) in school history, Strand was UNK's first-evertwo-time All-American in men's basketball. Also a two-time RMAC Player of theYear, he was named a third-team Daktronics All-American as a junior afteraveraging 20.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
In 1998-99, Strand helped the Lopers reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournamentas he averaged 19.5 points and 6.4 rebounds a night. Subsequently, he made fourdifferent All-American teams.
Leading UNK to the 1998 RMAC Tournament title, Strand was a part of four NCAAteams in his tenure and helped the Lopers post a 58-15 record in regular seasonplay.
The 6-9, 220 lbs. Strand then spent nearly a decade playing professionalbasketball in the U.S., Europe, and South America. He was inducted into the UNKAthletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
Courtesy UNK Sports Information