BYU Hall Of Honor Inductees
|Tina Gunn Robison||2017||Women's Basketball||BYU|
|Dylann Duncan Ceriani||2016||Women's Volleyball||BYU|
|Aleisha Cramer Rose||2015||Women's Soccer||BYU|
|Ed Eyestone||2014||Men's Cross Country||BYU|
|Elaine Michaelis||2012||Women's Volleyball/Administration||BYU|
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES
2017 - Tina Gunn Robison, Brigham Young University
During her four-year career at BYU, 6-foot-3 center Tina Gunn Robison led the Cougars to three 20-plus win seasons and three IAC conference championships, including the school's first title in 1977-78. As a junior in 1978-79, she scored a school record 56 points in a 103-94 overtime victory over UNLV and later that year became the first BYU women's basketball player to be named an All-American. Following her junior season, Tina played for Team USA at the Spartacade Games in Moscow, Russia. As a senior in 1979-80, Tina scored 967 points to lead the nation in scoring and points per game (31.2). She was also fourth in rebounds per game with 14.9. Tina was named AIWA All-Region VII and a first team All-American by Kodak and the American Women's Sports Foundation (AWSF). In addition, she was a finalist for the prestigious Wade Trophy and was named the AWSF National Player of the Year. Nearly four decades later, Tina still holds several BYU career records including total points (2,759), scoring average per game (27.3), rebounds (1,482), rebounds per game (14.7) and is second in field goal percentage (.569). After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Tina was drafted in the first round of the 1980 Women's Basketball League (WBL) draft by the Milwaukee Does. She was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and on January 31, 2004, Tina became the first female athlete in BYU history to have her jersey retired.
2016 - Dylann Duncan Ceriani, Brigham Young University
The most decorated female student-athlete in BYU history, Dylann Duncan Ceriani rewrote the school and NCAA volleyball record books, while leading the Cougars to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988). She set an NCAA career record of 2,188 kills and still holds five BYU career marks. Dylann was a two-time All-American (1987, 1988) and a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (1986, 1987, 1988). As a senior, she received the distinguished NCAA Top 6 Award and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Following graduation from BYU in 1989 with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, Dylann played for the U.S. National Team and professionally in the U.S. and Switzerland. She has been inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame, CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame and the Utah Hall of Fame. In 2013, Dylann was one of just six former student-athletes to receive the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. Dylann is currently a principal engineer/director of product development at Symbient Product Development in Vista, California. She has been issued eight patents with two pending in biomechanical engineering and received a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1996.
2015 - Aleisha Rose Cramer, Brigham Young University
Aleisha Cramer Rose was a soccer phenom long before arriving in Provo. She was the third youngest player to ever suit up for the U.S. National Team at the age of 16 and was named National High School Player of the Year in 1999 before starting her BYU career in 2000. In her four years at BYU (2000-03), Rose never scored fewer than six goals and never had fewer than nine assists in a single season. She was a four-time All-American, including three first-team awards and was named the 2000 ESPN/Soccer Times National Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore in 2001, she was named the Chevy Young Female Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Rose led BYU to four straight MWC titles, four trips to the NCAA tournament and was a two-time candidate for soccer's highest national honor, the Hermann Trophy. As a senior, Rose set the BYU career assist record and the single-game assist record on the same September night against Southern Utah. Her four assists against the Thunderbirds pushed her past Michelle Jensen Peterson to No. 1 on the career list. Neither record has been seriously threatened in the decade since she graduated. The team went on to reach the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in program history, beating Colorado, Idaho State and Villanova before finally losing to Connecticut on the road. Rose is still the BYU career leader in NCAA tournament assists. Her playing career ended after her senior season as she had previously decided to give up playing on the U.S. Women's National Team for personal reasons. She earned 16 caps for the senior national team in her career. Rose began her coaching career the season after she graduated and she can still be found on the sidelines as an assistant to BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood. Rose graduated in April 2005 with a degree in marriage, family and human development.
2014 - Ed Eyestone, Brigham Young University
Ed Eyestone became a 10-time NCAA All-American, and in 1984, went undefeated in NCAA cross-country events. Eyestone is one of only three runners, along with Gerry Lindgren and Suleiman Nyambiu, to capture the NCAA "Triple Crown" by becoming the 1985 NCAA Champion in cross-country, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. In 1985, the Academic All-American and recipient of the NCAA Top Six Award set a then-NCAA record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 27:41:05. He finished his collegiate career with four NCAA Championships and set the school record in the 10,000 meter, 5,000 meter, 3,000 meter and 2 mile races. Eyestone claimed conference championship titles for BYU in 1983 and 1984 in cross country, in 1984 and 1985 for the 5,000, in 1984 for the indoor mile, and in 1985 for the indoor two-mile and 10,000. He was the first non-football player to win the WAC's Stan Bates Award. He also won the NCAA Top Six Award in 1986. As a professional runner, Eyestone was an Olympic marathoner twice, first in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and then in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. Eyestone has a career-best marathon time of 2:10:59. was a five-time U.S. Road Racer of the Year, and won the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12KM race and is the last American (and only since 1981) to win what is considered the world's largest footrace. Eyestone has also served as a commentator for ESPN and Fox Sports Elite Racing for 12 years and has been a columnist for Runners World magazine since 1999. In 2008, Eyestone was the head distance analyst for NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympics. As the men's cross country coach since 2000, Eyestone has guided the Cougars to eight Mountain West Conference Championships and two WCC Championships. Eyestone earned WCC Cross Country Coach of the Year accolades in 2011 and 2013.
2013 - LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young University
A coaching icon whose success and longevity are paralleled by few, LaVell Edwards guided Brigham Young to heights never before reached in the program's illustrious history. For 29 seasons as head coach from 1972-2000, Edwards roamed the football sidelines at BYU, a tenure that ranks fifth all-time for coaches at one school. In 20 of those 29 seasons, the Cougars claimed conference championships as they dominated their competition while earning 22 bowl invitations. Edwards reached the pinnacle of coaching success in 1984 by guiding BYU to the football national championship with a perfect 13-0 season. Edwards amassed 257 wins during his 29 years overseeing the BYU program, which ranks sixth overall in NCAA Division I-A history. Edwards compiled a .722 win percentage with a 257-101-3 overall record and coached one Heisman Trophy winner, two Outland Trophy recipients, four Davey O'Brien awardees, 34 All-Americans and six College Football Hall of Famers. BYU's success did not come without personal reward for Edwards either. He was named NCAA District 8 Coach of the Year eight times, Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year in 1979 and AFCA National Coach of the Year in 1984. Edwards was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and the BYU Hall of Fame in 2006. The BYU football stadium now bears his name, LaVell Edwards Stadium. Edwards and his wife Patti are the parents of three children, Ann [Cannon], John and Jim.
2012 - Elaine Michaelis, Brigham Young University
Elaine Michaelis guided the BYU women's volleyball program for 40 seasons before retiring from coaching in May 2002. She also served as Director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at BYU from 1995-2004, overseeing one of the country's most successful intercollegiate women's athletics programs. A legend in the coaching profession, Michaelis retired as the all-time leader in victories among female coaches in collegiate volleyball at any level with 886 wins (which included only the 33 seasons since volleyball records were maintained at BYU starting in 1969). She ranks second overall in Division I women's volleyball victories, trailing only UCLA's Andy Banachowski. When Michaelis retired from coaching, only six other female coaches (all softball coaches) had ever achieved more wins than Michaelis in an NCAA Division I sport. While compiling an overall record of 886-225-5 (.792), Michaelis never suffered a losing season. With a 20-9 mark in her final season, Michaelis completed her 28th consecutive 20-win season while advancing the team to her 12th straight NCAA tournament. Overall, her teams qualified for 30 of the 33 national tournaments, including 20 of 21 NCAA tournaments.