University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green announced Wednesday that Trev Alberts has been named Nebraska’s Athletic Director. Alberts returns to his alma mater after spending the last 12 years at Nebraska-Omaha, guiding the program through a successful transition to the Division I level, including securing conference affiliation for all of Omaha’s athletic programs. He served as UNO’s Director of Athletics since 2009, and was elevated to Vice Chancellor for Athletics in 2014. Alberts helped spearhead Omaha’s newest facilities, including Baxter Arena and Maverick Park.
A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Alberts is one of the most decorated student-athletes in school history. As a senior in 1993, he won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker, was the Big Eight Defensive MVP and was a first-team All-American. He was Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year in 1993-94 and received the NCAA’s highest honor, The Today’s Top Six Award, in 1993. A three-time academic All-Big Eight honoree, Alberts was a also CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1993.