Wayne State College

Diana Asay Salerno

Inducted: 2002

Diana (Asay) Salerno lettered for the Wildcats in both volleyball (1983-86) and track (1985-88). In volleyball, Asay Salerno was a four-year starter for Head Coach Marilyn Strate at outside hitter. She was named honorable mention All-Conference in 1986 after combining for 227 kills, 64 blocks, 160 digs and 22 service aces. For her career, she played in 382 games, had 719 kills, 367 blocks, 553 digs and 102 service aces. Asay Salerno was a four-year letter winner in track under longtime coach LeRoy Simpson. She was an NAIA All-American in the shot put in 1986, placing fifth with a throw of 43 feet, 9 1/4 inches. Asay Salerno also earned Academic All-American honors in 1988. Asay Salerno graduated from Columbus Lakeview in 1983 and lives with her husband, Pat, and two children Madeline and Lauren in Omaha. Asay Salerno graduated from WSC in 1988, majoring in physical education. At the time of her induction into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame on October 5, 2002, Asay Salerno was the Director of Program Management Office at First Data Resources in Omaha. She also was on the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.