|Position:||Assistant Director of Sport Performance|
|Alma Mater:||Castleton State College, Vt.|
Allison Salter joined the Columbia strength and conditioning staff in September 2011. She works primarily as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Columbia volleyball, softball, men’s and women’s diving, archery, men’s and women’s fencing and men’s and women’s squash teams.
Before arriving in Morningside Heights, Salter worked in the New York Mets organization as its strength and conditioning coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones (2011), the organization’s Class-A affiliate and the Gulf Coast League (2010). With the Cyclones, she directed active warmups, on-field conditioning, weight room lifts and speed and agility drills. Salter worked directly with managers, coaches, physical therapists and athletic trainers to ensure the overall well-being of all players.
Prior to her tenure with the Cyclones, Salter worked in the strength and conditioning department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She also served as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning office at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where was the lead for women's basketball and assisted with men's basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, gymnastics, swimming and diving, track and field, soccer and football. Salter also has collegiate experience at Binghamton University.
A 2007 graduate of Castleton State College in Vermont, Salter majored in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. At Castleton State, Salter was a student assistant with the men's ice hockey and skiing teams.
Salter earned a master's degree in exercise and sport sciences, human performances, which she received from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2009. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has certifications with USA Weightlifting (USAW).