OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University Director of Athletics Bruce Rasmussen has been voted into the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame. Rasmussen, who is in his 14th year as Creighton's AD and 28th overall at the university, was joined in the class of 2008 by Ahman Green, Don Leahy (a former CU Athletics Director himself), Johnny Goodman and Allison Weston.
Inductees for the 2008 class of the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame were announced Thursday, February 7, at the Durham Western Heritage Museum, host site for the institution.
The induction ceremony and banquet for the class of 2008 will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 2008. In addition to recognizing the inductees, the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame will recognize Danny Woodhead as the 'Sportsman of the Year' and Sarah Pavan as the 'Sportswoman of the Year' for their contributions the past year. For ticket information, please contact Shane Bradford.
Rasmussen has spent the past 28 years at Creighton, the past 14 of those as the school's Director of Athletics. Rasmussen was previously the school's women's basketball head coach and also served as an associate athletics director before his current role. During his tenure, Creighton has risen to prominence with its success on-and-off the field, impressive new facilities and record-breaking fundraising efforts.
The Omaha Sports Hall of Fame, located at the Durham, features interactive displays including video highlights, photographs, artifacts and stories of the athletes and their careers.
About the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame
The Omaha Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing a permanent place to honor individuals with strong ties to Omaha and who have achieved tremendous success through athletics. The Omaha Sports Hall of Fame honors athletes and coaches who have highly excelled on their field of play. The Hall welcomes nominations of individuals who are either originally from Omaha or have spent a significant amount of time in the community.
About the Durham Western Heritage Museum The Durham Western Heritage Museum, making its home in Omaha's beautiful art deco Union Station, is the premier museum dedicated to the history and heritage of the region and its people. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and has strong ties with the Library of Congress and National Archives. Admission is free for members; $7 for adults; $6 for seniors; and $5 for children 3-12. For information on the Durham Western Heritage Museum and its exhibits, please visit the Museum's Web site at www.dwhm.org.