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Liana Salazar - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Liana Salazar

Position Midfielder
Height 5'3''
Class Senior
Hometown Bogotá, Colombia
High School Instituto Pedagogico Nacional

Career Honors

  • 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring)
  • 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Spring)
  • 2011 NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team
  • 2011 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
  • 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall)
  • 2011 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Fall)

2012 (redshirt freshman)

  • Utilized redshirt season
  • Named to the both the Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s honor rolls

2011 (Freshman)

  • Selected NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team and Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
  • One of four players to log over 1,700 minutes and started all 21 contests in the midfield
  • First career goal was the game-winning score during the 81st minute of a 2-1 win versus South Dakota State (Sept. 4)
  • Scored a goal in KU[apos]s 3-2 double-overtime victory versus Texas (Sept. 30)
  • Took a personal-high three shots at Missouri (Oct. 21) and found the back of the net on one for a score
  • Recorded a goal and played all 110 minutes of the Jayhawks’ 3-3 tie versus Texas A&M in the Big 12 Championship (Nov. 2)

National Experience

  • Played for Colombia in three World Cups, including the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany and drew a start versus team USA
  • Appeared in all five matches and started in four during the 2010 U20 World Cup in Germany where her team finished fourth
  • Started all three contests for Colombia during the 2008 U17 World Cup in New Zealand


  • Daughter of Ignacio Salazar and Mireya Vergara
  • Has one brother, Jeisson
  • Attended Instituto Pedagogico Nacional before coming to KU