Brett Kenneth Vana, originally from North Royalton, Ohio, attended Lake Erie College from 1991 to 1995. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry.
While at Lake Erie College, Vana was a four-year starter and captain of the men's basketball team. At his time of induction, he held records in five major statistical categories, including points scored (1184), field goals made (423), free throws made (333), steals (129) and assists (490). He was named "Lake Erie College Male Athlete of the Year" in 1993-1994 for his achievements on the basketball court. During his senior year, he was named to the Great Lakes NAIA All Region team.
Vana was active in many clubs and organizations throughout his undergraduate years at Lake Erie College. He was a member of the Italian club, Mortar Board and Student Government Association. Vana also served as a resident assistant (RA) in the dormitories for the Office of Student Life.
Three short years after graduation, Vana found himself coaching a state championship team in North Carolina. The next year, he left Providence Day High School to become a men's basketball assistant at Western Kentucky. Since then, Vana has been living in Switzerland coaching a professional men's basketball team.
The Lake Erie College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recognized all these athletic achievements and contributions by Brett Kenneth Vana with induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 29, 2000.