NEW MEXICO:Third-year horizontal jumper who enjoyed a break-out outdoor season last spring, scoring in both the triple jump and long jump at the MWC Championships...best event is the TJ where she ranks seventh on the Lobos' all-time performers list (38-09.75)...has an outdoor redshirt season available...excellent in the classroom with a 3.70 cumulative GPA...two-time Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete...name is pronounced a-SAL SA-leh-poor.
2009: (outdoor) Scored for the first time in both the long jump (8th) and triple jump (8th) at the MWC Championships...led the team with a career-best triple jump mark of 38-09.75 at the MWC meet...cleared 19 feet for the first time in the long jump with a mark of 19-00.75 - No. 2 on the team - at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque (May 2)...competed 10 times in 6 meets...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete award winner...(indoor) No. 3 on the team in both the triple jump (37-03.25) and long jump (18-02.25)...10 event competitions in 5 meet appearances.
2008: (outdoor) Ranked 4th on the team in both the triple jump (37-01.25) and long jump (18-11.25)...also ranked 3rd on the team in the 100 (12.56)...competed 12 times in 6 meets...12th in the TJ and 14th in the LJ at the MWC Championships...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete award winner...(indoor) Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2007 graduate of Albuquerque La Cueva High School...class 5A state champion in the triple jump, runner-up in the long jump and placed third in the 100m as a senior to help head coach Jim Ciccarello and the Bears win their 3rd state title in 4 years (2004-05, `07)...school record holder in the triple jump with a top mark of 38-01.50...also had PRs of 17-07.00 in the long jump and 12.29 in the 100...3-time Jumper of the Year and '07 Sprinter of the Year at La Cueva...Academic Award winner, graduating with a 3.8 GPA.
PERSONAL:Born in Tehran, Iran...daughter of Karim and Manijeh Salehpoor...has two younger siblings: Sadegh and Ali...major is Nursing.