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Eric Strand Makes Second Collegiate Hall of Fame

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Two-Time All-American

Kearney, Neb. - Former Nebraska-Kearney All-American basketball player Eric Strand is a member of the 2014 inductee class into the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Hall of Fame.

The new class was announced on Wednesday, December 18th. A committee of media, RMAC coaches and RMAC administrators selected the inductees from a  pool of nominations.

The 12th Annual RMAC HOF ceremony is set for Friday, July 11th, at the Colorado Springs Marriott Event Center. A social hour is set for 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at six and the banquet at seven. Individual reservations are $ 55.00 per person or a table of 10 can be purchased for $ 500.00. Both of these prices are available until July 1st.

Strand (G.I. Central Catholic H.S.) joins volleyball player Danielle Shum ('08) as Lopers to have received this honor.

The all-time leading scorer (2,173) in school history, Strand was UNK's first-ever two-time All-American in men's basketball. Also a two-time RMAC Player of the Year, he was named a third-team Daktronics All-American as a junior after averaging 20.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

In 1998-99, Strand helped the Lopers reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament as he averaged 19.5 points and 6.4 rebounds a night. Subsequently, he made four different All-American teams.

Leading UNK to the 1998 RMAC Tournament title, Strand was a part of four NCAA teams in his tenure and helped the Lopers post a 58-15 record in regular season play.

The 6-9, 220 lbs. Strand then spent nearly a decade playing professional basketball in the U.S., Europe, and South America. He was inducted into the UNK Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

Courtesy UNK Sports Information

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