Caitlin Salak | #45 | C
Hometown: Mattoon, Ill.
Previous School: Mattoon HS
Major: Elementary Education
Experienced post player with good size and a good mid-range jumper.
2009-10: Played in 14 games and started one as a senior ... scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds ... scored three points and grabbed two rebounds in just five minutes at Valdosta State (1/13) ... scored 12 points against Concordia-Selma (2/23).
2008-09: Appeared in 14 games, including one start, and totaled 20 points ... recorded four points in win over Spring Hill (11/25) … tallied season-high six points and six rebounds against Alabama-Huntsville (1/8).
2007-08: Salak completed her second season with the Argonauts, seeing action in 17 games ... finished the year with 14 points and 22 rebounds ... averaged one block for every 11 minutes played.
2006-07: Appeared in 21 games as a freshman ... scored a career-high 11 points in a win over Dillard (11/28)... recorded three blocks against nationally-ranked Valdosta State (1/27).
High School: Earned two letters in basketball and volleyball ... averaged five points, four rebounds and three blocks per game over her junior and senior seasons ... averaged eight points, six rebounds and three blocks per game for her career ... Most Valuable Player of the volleyball team as a senior ... Played on AAU club Hoopstars Midwest out of St. Louis in the summer of 2005 ... named Graphic Arts Student of the Year as a junior.
Personal: Daughter of Craig Salak and Polly Salak ... has a brother, Chris, and a sister, Jenny ... brother, Chris, played basketball at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville ... grandfather, Ed Ehlers, played basketball at Purdue and professionally for the Boston Celtics ... uncle, Tom Ehlers, played college football at Kentucky and professional football with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills ... major is Elementary Education ... plans to study for her Master's degree after graduation.
Photo by John Blackie