|Position:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Salling joins the UCF staff as the volunteer assistant and boasts an impressive collegiate and international softball career.
Salling joined the Washington coaching staff as its graduate assistant coach in the fall of 2015. Salling spent four years playing in the National Pro Fastpitch league and is a member of the Canadian National Team, which won the gold medal this summer in the 2015 Pan American Games.
Salling started her NCAA career at the University of Oregon before transferring to the University of Washington. In her freshman season with the Ducks, she was named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. After redshirting the 2008 season to train with the Canadian Olympic softball team, she became eligible to play for the Huskies on April 2, 2009 and the sophomore started every game at shortstop to help Washington win their first National Championship.
In her first full season as a Husky in 2010, Salling earned first team NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-America, All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 honors. She was named a top-25 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention.
As a senior in 2011, Salling was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the WESPYs after being named a second team Lowes Senior CLASS Award All-American and NFCA All-American. She also earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region awards. Salling left Washington ranked in the Husky career records for batting average (T-10, .342), triples (T-eighth, 7), walks (sixth, 97), slugging percentage (ninth, .543), on-base percentage (fifth, .474) and hit by pitch (T-10, 9).
She first joined the Canadian Senior Women's National Team in 2006 and competed in her first of three ISF Women's World Championships where Canada finished fifth and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She has represented Canada at both the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games, earning a silver medal at both events, and was also an Olympian at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. At the 2010 ISF Women's World Championship, she hit .444 as Canada earned the Bronze medal, and hit .308 at the same event in 2012 when Canada finished fourth.
Salling, who was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NPF Draft, spent four seasons in the professional ranks playing for the USSSA Pride (2011, 2012, 2013) and the Pennsylvania Rebellion (2014). She helped the Pride win the NPF Championship in 2013.