The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and local volleyball on the passing of former national indoor and beach volleyball player Ayanna Dyette.
Ayanna's enthusiasm, commitment and love for her family, friends and country - her passion for the sport of volleyball, her pride and joy in representing her country have left an indelible positive impression on everyone who knew and met her.
Her courageous battle and indomitable will in the face of her illness - her unwavering faith and trust in God provided inspiration to those who knew her.
May she rest in peace.
AYANA DYETTE Former TTO Indoor and Beach Player Passed
Where there is life; there is hope… It’s a philosophy former national volleyballer Ayana
Dyette, endorses from her hospital bed. Her battle with cervical cancer ended earlier
today 1st July 2018.
A player who enriched the lives of those she was in contact with, played indoor volleyball before she moved to beach. Her must competitive years was on the
NORCECA beach circuit and won the hearts of many with her inviting smile. Her career on the circuit started in 2010 and continued until 2016. Her partners included Nadiege Honore, Elki Philip, Malika Davison and Nancy Joseph. She played in 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada and 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2015 she had her first and only participation at the FIVB world Tour in St. Petersburg, USA.
Born on the 10th January 1986 (32 years) had a short stint as the Public relation officer
during the presidentship of Mushtaque Mohammed.
Her career was as follows:
Financial Advisor with the Panamerican Life Insurance since February 2014 fulfilling the role in determine clients’ needs and financial situations by schedule a complete fact-finding appointments, determining the extent of present coverage and investments , ascertaining long-term goals for financial stability for themselves and their families.
Customer service Representative with RBC bank (Oct 2012 to April 2013) Processing of local and foreign drafts, daily balancing of cash, buying and selling of foreign currency, daily interaction with customers.
Assisted the Director of Sports with the successful completion of various National Sporting Organizations (NSO'S) and their subvention requests for the distribution of funds for the financial year. Management of events held by the Ministry of Sport in relation to sporting activities, and sporting education. (Dec 2007 to May 2008)
Student of Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain from 199-2003 and actively participated in sports as captain of the U15 football team, then goal keeper for the senior football team. Was a member of the Under 14, Under 16 and Under 20 National Volleyball teams.
After secondary school she got a volleyball scholarship to attended the Indian State college where she got her associated degree in Business Administration and Management then went on to Delaware State University (2006-2008) to pursue her B.Sc. in Business, Management and Marketing and Related support services.
In Keeping with true Ayana excitement, she waited for her story to be published on the newspaper before she departed at 2.00 pm with the company of her close friends and family at her bedside. May Almighty God rest her soul in Peace.