Cornelius To Be Inducted Into The WCC Hall of Honor

SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference will induct its eighth annual Hall of Honor class on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Ten individuals, one from each member institution, will be honored as part of the 2016 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.

“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 2016 WCC Hall of Honor class includes: BYU's Dylann Duncan Ceriani (Women’s Volleyball), 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) and Santa Clara’s Randy Winn (Baseball and Basketball).

The Hall of Honor class will be formally inducted at the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. PT at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel and each inductee will be honored during a halftime ceremony. 

Tickets to the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony are available to the public for $40 and may be purchased online using the Hall of Honor Ticket Form on WCCsports.com. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, February 25.

A limited number of tickets for the 2016 WCC Basketball Championships will be available for purchase today, February 12, starting at 12:00 p.m. PT. Contact the Orleans Arena Box Office directly (1-888-234-2334) or by clicking on this link: TICKETS


Ron Cornelius, University of the Pacific

Ron Cornelius played for the University of the Pacific from 1977-1981. He was the third Tiger player to have his jersey retired after Keith Swagerty (1965-67) and John Gianelli (1970-72). Cornelius broke John Gianelli’s all-time scoring record of 1,659 points and finished his career with a total of 2,065 points, a Pacific Coast Athletic Association record, and he remains Pacific’s career scoring leader to this day. Cornelius also set a PCAA mark for career rebounds (973) and is fourth all-time in that department for Pacific.

Three times, Cornelius was first team All-PCAA and he won conference MVP honors as a sophomore after leading Pacific to the conference crown and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

He led the Tigers in scoring twice, rebounding and field goal percentage four times. He earned All-American recognition after his junior and senior seasons and was a third round pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1981 NBA Draft.

 

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.

 

Mike Redmond, Gonzaga University

Spokane native Mike Redmond quickly became one of the best catchers to ever call a game for the Bulldogs. After sharing time behind the plate as a freshman, Redmond moved into the starting role his second season and immediately produced great results. In 1991, he led the team and was fifth in the Pac-10 North with a .371 average, collecting 59 hits and 34 RBIs for the Zags as well as posting a fielding percentage of .983. The standout season earned Redmond his first of two First Team All-Pac-10 North designations, and he also earned an invitation to USA Baseball’s Olympic Trials that summer, where he hit .571 to tie for the camp lead.

During his junior year, Redmond hit .333 in league play, collecting 53 more hits and 36 RBIs throughout the entire year. Behind the plate, however, 1992 was his best year yet with a .989 fielding percentage overall and a perfect 1.000 mark against Pac-10 North competition. He picked up his second All-Conference honor that season, his last in college baseball.

Redmond went pro in August 1992, signing as a free agent with the Florida Marlins. He went on to make his major league debut with the Marlins in 1998, hitting .331 and fielding .992 in 37 games that season. He earned a World Series ring with the Marlins in 2003 and went onto better his career marks in later years, hitting .341 in 2006 for Minnesota and going without an error from 2005 to 2009. Throughout his career, Redmond hit a solid .287, but his fielding percentage of .996 as a catcher is the second highest in major league history.

After his playing career was done, Redmond moved down the bench into managing. In 2011, he took over the Lansing Lugnuts, leading the squad to its best record in history and earning Midwest League Coach of the Year. A year later, in November 2012, he was hired to manage the Miami Marlins, a role he held until 2015.

 

Kate Murray, Loyola Marymount University

Kate Murray starred for the LMU women’s basketball team from 2000-04. After spending her freshman season as a role player, averaging 7.2 ppg off the bench, she propelled into a staring role her sophomore campaign. She was second on the team with 13.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg as the Lions surpassed the 20-win mark (21-10 overall) for the first time in program history and made their first postseason appearance with a WNIT berth.

Murray stayed on pace with 13.8 ppg and 6.2 rpg as a junior and began her would-be senior year in 2002-03 on a high note before suffering a season-ending injury five games in. Her return in 2003-04 as a redshirt senior would spark the Lions to a program record 24 wins. She led the team in scoring at 16.4 ppg and became the only LMU player to be named West Coast Conference Player of the Year as she led the Lions to their first WCC title and first NCAA Tournament appearance. A three-time All-WCC selection, Murray was a First-Team honoree in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and is the third all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,566 points and ranks in in the LMU career top-10 in 10 total categories. She was inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.

A 2011 inductee into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame, Murray's excellence on the court was matched by her dedication in the classroom. She was named to the Dean's List each semester, was a three-time All-Academic WCC first-team member, and was a Verizon All-District 8 Academic First-team selection. The Tigard, Oreg., native became the first female to win both the LMU Athlete and LMU Student-Athlete of the Year awards (2003-04) and earned a 3.87 cumulative grade point average in LMU's Master of Business Administration program after graduating Magna Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in business in 2003.

 

Maureen Formico-Caloiaro, Pepperdine University

Thirty years after gracing Firestone Fieldhouse, Maureen Formico-Caloiaro is still the greatest scorer in Pepperdine women’s basketball history as well as being one of just three Waves to earn All-American status.The 6-foot forward set a school record for both the boys’ and girls’ programs at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., by scoring more than 1,800 career points. She bettered that at Pepperdine, scoring a program-record 2,190 points in 114 career games, while averaging a double-double for her career with 19.2 points and 10.4 rebounds. 

After a strong freshman season in 1982-83, Caloiaro broke out as a sophomore and averaged team highs of 18.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. As a junior she followed with best offensive season in Pepperdine history despite a slow start due to an offseason injury. Once recovered, the Waves’ fortunes improved. The team won nine of its final 14 games and Caloiaro set school single-season records with 713 points and a 24.6 scoring average (records that still stand), and ranked ninth in the nation in scoring. Caloiaro scored a career-high 43 points against U.S. International. She also averaged 13.2 rebounds, placing third on the Waves’ records list and good for 12th in the nation. She set a school-single game record by grabbing 33 rebounds against Loyola Marymount. 

For her efforts, Caloiaro was awarded All-American status by the publication Fastbreak, and she would repeat that honor with another tremendous season as a senior. The West Coast Conference began to sponsor women’s basketball in 1985-86, and Caloiaro led the league in its first season in both scoring (22.9) and rebounding (11.6) en route to All-WCC first team honors. Her statistics ranked 19th and 21st in the nation, respectively.

After graduating from Pepperdine in 1986 with a degree in physical education, Caloiaro was drafted into a professional league in the U.S., and then went to Spain to play overseas a year later. She has worked in the insurance industry ever since, and also served as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Archbishop Mitty for eight years.

Caloiaro’s family tree is filled with athletes of note. Her father, Marte Formico, was a star at Santa Clara in football and track. Her sister, Margie, was a two-time MVP in volleyball at Santa Clara. Her niece (and Margie’s daughter) is two-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh. Caloiaro and her husband Dominik, who also played basketball, live in Saratoga, Calif. Their oldest three children played college sports at San Francisco (Angelo/basketball, who currently plays in Spain; Vincenzo/soccer; and Joan/volleyball, who later transferred, played at and graduated from Cal). Their youngest child, Gino, is a freshman at Foothill College.

 

Bill Krueger, University of Portland

A native of McMinnville, Ore., Bill Krueger was recruited to play baseball the University of Portland, but he was awarded a basketball scholarship. A two-sport athlete with the Pilots, Krueger hit .301 in 1977 to earn the team’s MVP award as a rookie. Primarily a first baseman, Krueger still ranks seventh all-time at UP with 869 career putouts. Krueger also pitched for UP and he played with the 1980 squad that won a program record 36 games. He boasts a career batting average of .286, while on the hardwood he averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in 105 career appearances. 

Following graduation, Krueger was signed by the Oakland Athletics as an undrafted amateur free agent in 1981, making the Oakland A’s Class A Team in Medford. Krueger became primarily a pitcher as a professional and he made his Major League Baseball debut with the A’s in 1983 against the California Angels in front of 40,000 fans. 

Krueger spent 13 years (1983-95) in Major League Baseball, and he also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners (twice), Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres. He compiled 66 career wins, including three seasons of double-digit wins, pitched more than 1,100 innings, registered 639 strikeouts and boasted a career-low 3.40 ERA with the Tigers in 1993.

Since retiring from baseball, Krueger has enjoyed a career in sports broadcasting. He is the senior baseball analyst for Root Sports Northwest, covering the Seattle Mariners, and he works extensively with college athletics.

 

David Vann, Saint Mary’s College

David Vann overcame a serious hand injury and developed into one of the region’s top high school careers, often mentioned in the same breath as other area stars such as Fat Lever, Brian Jung and Jeff Altman.  Local college power Arizona offered him a scholarship, but he chose to attend Saint Mary’s College and went on to become one of the top players in the College’s history.

Vann’s name has been a mainstay in the Gaels record books as he held the school's all-time scoring record for a quarter of a century. He scored 1,738 points in his four-year career, and held the scoring record until 2006 when Daniel Kickert topped his career point total.  He now stands at fifth on the school’s career scoring list. In addition to his prolific scoring, David also dished out 268 career assists which ranked third in the SMC record books when he graduated from Saint Mary's in 1982 

A 6-5 shooting guard, Vann connected on nearly 49 percent of his shots from the floor and made a then-Saint Mary's record 731 field goals in his career. David never saw a shot he didn't like, as he also took a school record 1,494 field goal attempts 

A three-time all-West Coast Conference first team selection, David averaged 15.9 points in his career, and ranks among the top 25 all-time in the WCC in scoring. His junior season was his best as he scored a team-high 472 points to average 17.5 points per game. As a sophomore and then again as a senior, he shot over 50 percent from the field and averaged 16.7 and 16.6 points per game, respectively.

Following his playing career at Saint Mary’s, Vann was drafted by the Golden State Warriors and spent time in training camp with the New York Knicks.  He played for the Reno Bighorns in the old Continental Basketball Association.

Vann, who now lives in nearby Martinez, Calif, has worked in the petroleum industry for the past 25 years and is a Sales Representative for Phillips 66.  He has coached nationally prominent AAU basketball teams and served as the head coach at Bentley School.

 

Susie Erpelding Barosso, University of San Diego

Susie Erpelding Barosso excelled on the basketball floor as well as in the classroom during her time at the University of San Diego (1995-2000).  Following her final campaign in 2000, she was the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,510 points, and was the only Torero at the time (women or men) to have cracked the 1,500 point plateau.

During her senior year (1999-2000) she set a school record with 510 points, averaging 17.0 points per game, and propelled the Toreros to the West Coast Conference Tournament title and appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She was named to the 2000 All-WCC Tournament Team after leading USD to wins over LMU, Santa Clara and Pepperdine.  She scored a then school-record 37 points against Portland on February 19, 2000. A three-time All-WCC First Team performer, she led the team in scoring for three straight years (1997-2000).

She capped off her career by being named the 2000 West Coast Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was a First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American in 1998, and a Third Team selection in 2000. A two-time WCC All-Academic Team selection, she was also a four-time WCC Scholar-Athlete. A motivated and hard-working individual, Susie twice was named a National Strength and Conditioning All-American (1998 & 2000). She earned her undergraduate degree from USD in Sociology (1998), and followed up with her Master's degree in 2000 (Counseling).

In April of 2008, she was inducted into USD’s Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame.  In 2010 she was one of nine former Toreros honored on the commemorative 25th Anniversary Team of 50 student-athletes to celebrate 25 years of the West Coast Conference sponsoring women’s athletics. From San Diego, she prepped at Our Lady of Peace (where her jersey, No. 31, is retired). After suffering a knee injury during a CIF semi-final game her senior year at OLP, Susie sat out her first year at USD (1995-96). She is in her 11th year serving as color analyst for home USD women's basketball internet broadcasts.


Bill Cartwright, University of San Francisco

A three-time All-American, Bill Cartwright is USF’s all-time leading scorer with 2,116 points and ranks third all-time with 1,137 rebounds. He graduated as the WCC’s all-time leading scorer and his point total still ranks sixth all-time in conference annals while his rebounding total ranks eighth. During his four-year career on the Hilltop from 1975-79, USF posted a 93-22 (.808) record, including a 45-7 (.865) mark in WCC play, captured three conference titles and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament. 

As a sophomore in 1976-77, the Dons won their first 29 games and were ranked No. 1 in the nation for the majority of the season. Following the season, Cartwright earned his first of three WCC Player of the Year honors and was named a second team All-American by AP and UPI. He earned first team All-America honors as a junior and senior.

The third overall selection in the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, Cartwright played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Seattle Sonics. As a player, he won three NBA titles with legendary Bulls’ teams on the early 90’s and added two more rings as an assistant coach under Phil Jackson in 1997 and ’98. He also served as head coach of the Bulls during the 2001-02 season.

In January of 2013, Cartwright was named the head coach of Osaka Evessa of the Japanese Professional League and in September of 2014, was hired as the head coach of Mexico’s National Team. Born in Lodi, Calif., Bill attended Elk Grove High School. He currently makes his home in Lake Forest, Ill.

  

Randy Winn, Santa Clara University

A two-sport athlete, Santa Clara’s Randy Winn proudly donned the red and white as a member of the Broncos’ men’s basketball and baseball teams from 1992 to 1995.  Winn was a member of the 1992-93 Santa Clara basketball team which defeated the number two seeded Arizona Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. As an outfielder for the Santa Clara baseball team, Winn helped guide the 1994 Broncos to the program’s ninth NCAA tournament appearance with a 40-20 overall record and a first place finish in the West Coast Conference with a mark of 21-9.  In his best season with the Broncos, Winn batted .294 with 30 steals in 35 attempts as an All West Coast Conference outfielder in 1995. An excellent base runner, Winn’s 30 steals ranks third on the all-time single season steals list for Santa Clara. 

Winn was selected in the third round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft by the Florida Marlins. After stealing 51 bases in the minors in 1997, he was taken in the third round of the expansion draft by Tampa Bay and made his major league debut in 1998. By 2002, he was the Rays' MVP, with a .298 batting average, 39 doubles, nine triples, 14 homers and 27 steals.  For his efforts, Winn represented Tampa Bay in the 2002 Mid-Summer Classic as a member of the American League’s All Star team. A switch hitting outfielder, Winn went on to serve stints with the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals.  During his thirteen-year major league career, Winn hit .284 with 110 home runs and 662 RBIs in 1,717 games. 

Winn is native of Danville, California, and currently works for the San Francisco Giants and for CSN Bay Area as a baseball analyst.  In addition, he serves as President of a charitable organization called the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT).  BAT is a short term bridge which was founded to confidentially help members of the baseball family who are in need of medical, financial or psychological assistance. Randy has been married 13 years to his wife Blessings (Santa Clara ’97).  They have two children Sadia & Shannon.