OMAHA, Neb. - Omaha Athletics and the UNO Alumni Association welcomed the newest members of the UNO Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday night.
Multi-sport athlete Fred Abboud, football player Justin Kammrad and hockey player Scott Parse all were inducted as members of the Class of 2016 during the Alumni Association's Night of Honor. Approximately 190 people took part in the event, the largest in its short history, at the Thompson Alumni Center on campus.
In addition, UNO's 2001 softball team was recognized on the 15th anniversary of its national championship. Several team members and former head coach Jeanne Scarpello were in attendance.
A three-sport letterman at Omaha Central High School, Abboud served in the U.S. Army before coming to Omaha University, where he was the starting fullback for four years and leading scorer for three seasons. He also played defensive back, returned kicks and was second in total offense on the team for two years. He also played baseball and had a career batting average over .300. He also was a member of the Omaha U. club hockey team, played on the freshman basketball team and briefly ran track, as well as being the school's light heavyweight boxing champion. He graduated in 1951 and is a member of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.
A first-team All-American in 2003 and UNO’s first-ever Harlon Hill Award finalist top 3 after leading the nation in rushing, Kammrad set several school rushing records during his 2000-03 career. He set the single-game and season records, running for 308 yards in his final game to give him 1,866 yards in 2003. He is No. 6 in career rushing with 2,353 yards. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, native set the single-game record in his first collegiate start and broke it in his final game. He was hampered by knee injuries, which held him to just one game in 2001 and nine games in 2002.
Scott Parse is Omaha’s all-time career points leader for hockey, amassing 197 between 2003 and 2007. He also owns the school record for goals (79) and assists (118). A two-time AHCA All-American including a First Team selection in 2006, the native of Portage, Mich. set the school record for points (61) and assists (41) in a season as a junior. That year, he became the first Maverick nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, and he was nominated again the following year. A model of durability, he is one of three players to hold the school record for games played (159).