Former BYU women’s volleyball player Dylann Duncan Ceriani will be inducted to the eighth West Coast Conference Hall of Honor class as part of the WCC men’s and women’s basketball championships on Saturday, March 5 in Las Vegas.
“The West Coast Conference is honored to celebrate the college and life-long accomplishments of these former student-athletes,” said West Coast Conference Commissioner Lynn Holzman. “The 10 inductees in the 2016 Hall of Honor class represent the commitment of our programs to enhance the holistic development of student-athletes through the fostering of an environment of athletic and academic excellence.”
The 6-foot-3-inch middle blocker led the Cougars to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988) and set multiple BYU and NCAA records, including an NCAA career record of 2,188 kills. Ceriani still holds five BYU records. She was a two-time All-American (1987, 1988) and a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (1986, 1987, 1988). Ceriani was also a recipient of the distinguished NCAA Top 6 Award and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Ceriani graduated from BYU in 1989 with a degree in electrical and computer engineering and then played for the U.S. National Team and professionally in the U.S. and Switzerland. She was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame, CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame and the Utah Hall of Fame. Ceriani was one of just six former student-athletes to receive the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2013.
She received a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. Ceriani is currently a principal engineer/director of product development at Symbient Product Development in Vista, California.
Ceriani joins the following former athletes in the 2016 WCC Hall of Honor class:
- Gonzaga’s Mike Redmond (Baseball)
- Loyola Marymount’s Kate Dunn (Murray) (Basketball)
- Pacific’s Ron Cornelius (Basketball)
- Pepperdine’s Maureen Formico-Caloiaro (Basketball)
- Portland’s Bill Krueger (Baseball and Basketball)
- Saint Mary’s David Vann (Basketball)
- San Diego’s Susie Barosso (Erpelding) (Basketball)
- San Francisco’s Bill Cartwright (Basketball)
- Santa Clara’s Randy Winn (Baseball and Basketball)