Before coming to Cal Poly, Marie Lundie-Salyer was a United States Volleyball Association selection, participated in the Junior Olympics from 1974-1977 and was named the tournament's MVP.
An All-American setter on Cal Poly's first women's volleyball team, Marie helped shape the school's program into one of the best in the nation. A first-team Southern California Athletic Association selection in 1980 and league MVP in 1981, Lundie was instrumental in putting Cal Poly women's volleyball on the Division I map. A three-year captain, Cal Poly posted a 75-22 record and finished ranked in the top-10 in the nation. In 1981, Marie was selected on the all-tournament teams in the San Diego State and Cal Poly Invitationals and was the MVP of the San Jose State Invitational as Cal Poly went 41-8 and finished ranked 5th in the nation.
Today, Marie continues to play volleyball. Last year she won the National Championship Beach Volleyball Tournament. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator working at French Hospital as a Clinical Case Manager. Marie lives in Los Osos and has two children.