April 15, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Erin Owen-Salters

Erin Owen-Salters
Erin Owen-Salters

The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments to where they are today.

Erin Owen-Salters (CWR ’87) was one of the most decorated swimmers of her era. The Olmsted Falls native earned All-American status in two events in 1985, placing fourth in the nation in the 200-yard butterfly and fifth in the 100-yard fly. She entered the 1985 NCAA Championship as the top seed in the nation in the 200 fly—becoming the first and only woman in CWRU history to accomplish that feat. During her career, she set four school records and her 200 fly time of 2:09.67 stood for 16 years—the longest standing women’s varsity record in program history.

Following graduation, Owen-Salters earned her PhD in clinic psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1994. She went on to work in the department of psychology for four years as an associate professor being beginning a private practice as a psychologist. Owen-Salters and her husband, Todd, reside in Dallas with their son, Orion, and daughter, Avra.

For more information on the banquet, go online. To purchase tickets, email Karen Krakowiak or call her at 216.368.2420.

Posted by: Emily Mayock, April 15, 2011 09:28 AM | News Topics:

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