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2009.04.29 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Trev Alberts Appointed to be UNO Athletic Director

Omaha - Trev Alberts has been selected as the new director of athletics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and will assume his duties in May, Chancellor John Christensen announced today.

“Trev has impressed me and all of the groups on and off campus that he has met with. His enthusiasm, integrity and great communication skills are tremendous assets,” Christensen said. “He will be an ambassador for Maverick Athletics in our metropolitan community.”

An Iowa native, Alberts, 38, is a former All-American football player at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top Division I linebacker in 1993. After graduation, he was a first round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 1994 and played three seasons in the National Football League. He began a national-level sports broadcasting career starting in 1997. He has worked for CNN, ESPN, College Sports Television and CBS Sports.

“I believe the potential for UNO’s athletic programs is unlimited,” Alberts said. “This new chapter in my life will be exciting for me and for my family. I had an amazing experience as a college athlete. For several years now, I’ve wanted to return to college athletics and give something back. This position at UNO is a privilege.”

Alberts and his wife Angela have three children – Chase, 11, Ashtynne, 9, and Breanna, 5.

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

And for a recap of the press conference, view UNO's Twitter page at http://twitter.com/unomaha.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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