Salvo Does The Little Things That Make For Big Wins (Oct. 7, 2009)
2009 (As A Senior)
Named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention ... played in 104 sets and all 30 matches ... second on the team with 281 kills, averaging 2.70 per set, and was second in total points with 334 for the season ... also second on the team with 257 digs, averaging 2.47 per set ... posted 15 matches with double-figure kills and 14 matches with double-figure digs ... led the team with 10 double-doubles in kills and digs ... had a season-high 17 kills against Stanford on Oct. 10 and matched that number later in the season against USC on Nov. 13 ... also had a standout double-double in that USC match with 17 kills, 18 digs and season-high 6 blocks ... set a new career-high in hitting percentage against Arizona on Oct. 3, hitting .562 with 10 kills on 16 attempts with just one error ... also hit over .500 at Cal (11-0-20) ... double-figure kills in seven-straight matches in Pac-10 play from Oct. 3 through Oct. 30 ... tallied 20 service aces on the season and a season-high three against Gonzaga on Sept. 5 ... registered 56 blocks for the season, fourth on the team ... named to the All-Tournament Team at the Tampa Twice Tournament where UW beat Florida and Minnesota.
2008 (As A Redshirt Junior)
Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Played in 107 sets and 30 matches ... Second on the team in service aces with 0.28, fourth in the Pac-10 ... Eight double-doubles on the season, second-most on the team ... Recorded a season-high 18 kills against Arizona on Nov. 28 ... Averaged 2.88 kps and 2.41 dps ... Posted double-figure kills 16 times and double-figure digs 10 times, including a season-high 20 digs at Hawai'i (Sept. 13) ... Notched a team-high seven service aces against Gonzaga (Sept. 4) ... Had five multi-ace matches, including three matches with four or more aces ... Tallied six solo blocks on the season and 35 block assists ... Hit over .300 in nine matches.
2007 (As A Junior)
Sat out the 2007 season per NCAA rules after transferring from Utah.
2006 (As A Sophomore At Utah)
Member of the USA A2 team ... second team All-American ... Mountain West Conference Player of the Year ... first team MWC selection ... started all 32 matches at outside hitter ... averaged 4.13 kills per game, 3.35 digs per game and 4.98 points per game ... also added 0.78 blocks per game, and 0.45 services aces per game with a .288 hitting percentage ... had 29 double-figure kill performances, including 23 consecutive matches ... recorded a career-best 20 kills at New Mexico (Nov. 4) and at Air Force Academy (Nov. 17) ... had 18 double-figure digs performances, including eight matches with 15 or more digs ... tallied 21 digs vs. USC (Sept. 2) , 21 vs. UNLV (Sept. 9) and 20 vs. Wyoming (Nov. 9) ... had 18 double-doubles ...posted a career-high nine blocks vs. Colorado State (Nov. 25) ... collected four or more services aces four times, including a career-best six aces vs. BYU (Oct. 27).
2005 (As A Freshman At Utah)
Member of the USA Junior National Team ... West Region and Mountain West Freshman of the Year ... All-MWC selection and All-MWC Tournament honoree ... ranked 12th in the conference and was the top freshman in kills per game ... garnered MWC Player of the Week accolades twice (Aug. 29 and Nov. 7) for leading Utah to wins over Idaho State and then-No. 12 BYU ... started all 32 matches at outside hitter, averaging 3.36 kills per game, 2.47 digs per game and 4.08 points per game ... also chipped in 0.87 blocks per game and 0.31 service aces per game with a .248 hitting percentage ... had 27 double figure kill performances, including 19 kills vs. Arkansas (Sept. 10) and 18 kills vs. New Mexico (Oct. 14) ... had 15 double figure digs performances, including 20 digs at UNLV (Nov. 18) and 15 digs at BYU (Sept. 28) ... recorded 14 double-doubles ... posted five or more blocks 10 times, including a season-best eight stuffs vs. San Diego State (Oct. 22).
At Viewmont High School
A three-year letterwinner at Viewmont High School ... two-time Gatorade Player of the Year ... twice named the 5A MVP by the Desert Morning News and Salt Lake Tribune ... led team to back-to-back state titles (2004-05) ... also earned two letters in basketball ... three-time all-state selection (first team in 2004-05 and second team in 2003) ... played club volleyball for High Country under head coach Kim Norman for seven seasons ... helped team tied for first place at the 2006 Global Challenge in Italy, earning MVP honors ... team placed second at the 2007 USA Open Championship in Austin, Texas and 2006 USA Open Championship in New Orleans.
Born in Ogden, Utah to Bruce and Lori Salvo ... father played basketball at Utah State ... mother played volleyball, basketball and track and field at Utah ... has two brothers, Skyler (21) and Landon (14) ... cousin Jenny graduated from UW in 2007 ... a sociology major.
Getting To Know Airial
Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite meal: Steak and eggs, hash browns and fluffy pancakes and a tall glass of milk
Hobbies: Cooking, ping pong, doing nails
Greatest athletic influence: Mother and Father
Favorite Song: "Alright" by Pilot Speed
Biggest Celebrity Crush: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Advice for Aspiring Athletes: Work hard. Take advantage of the time when you are at practice and be mindful of what you are working on to get better. Work hard at school, because that is what gives you the opportunity to play such a great sport.
Favorite Dance Move: The Jitterbug
Most Embarrassing Volleyball Moment: I was going after a shanked ball, but the ball hit the wall and I tried to avoid the ball by jumping. When I jumped, I came down and slipped on the ball instead and landed right on my butt.