Jenn Salling first joined the Senior Women’s National Team in 2006 when she competed in her first of three ISF Women’s World Championships, helping Canada to a fifth place finish and qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games. She represented Canada at both the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games, earning back-to-back silver medals. Salling played one year for the University of Oregon (2007), batting .481 with 14 home runs and was one of the top 10 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (the only freshman to be named a finalist). She was also named a First-Team All-American. Salling made the switch to the University of Washington in 2009 where she won a National Championship in her first season. During her three seasons with the Huskies Salling would be named Female Athlete of the Year at the WESPYs in her senior year, a Second-Team Lowes Senior CLASS Award All-American, a First-Team NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-America in junior and was twice named to the All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 Conference Teams.
Family: Parents Todd and Marilyn Salling… Older brother Scott… Getting into the Sport: Started playing softball at age 5… Her father was a men’s fast pitch catcher so she says she was at a softball field for the first time at two weeks old… Outside Interests: University of Oregon (2007), University of Washington (graduated 2011, Bachelor in anthropology)… Works as a softball coach… Odds and Ends: Nickname: J Sall…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
|OG: 2008 – 4th||ISF WCh: 2012 – 4th; 2010 – BRONZE; 2006 – 5th|
|PAG: 2011 – SILVER; 2007 – SILVER||WCup: 2010 – 4th; 2009 – BRONZE; 2007 – BRONZE; 2006 – BRONZE|
|FISU: 2007 – GOLD||PACh: 2009 – SILVER|