This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is junior Marie Allo, a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s golf team. Allo is a golf enterprise management major from Newton, Connecticut.
Why did you choose Stout?
“I am originally from Connecticut and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after high school. I was really into golf in high school and thought I could maybe have a career in it. I found a two-year technical school in South Carolina called the Professional Golfers Career College (PGCC) and graduated from that in Dec. 2015. This school had an agreement with Stout where I could transfer my credits from PGCC to Stout and earn my B.S. in golf enterprise management.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?
“Outside of school and athletics, I like to watch hockey, specifically the Boston Bruins, play golf and listen to music.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“I have a few favorite pro-athletes: Lexi Thompson and Rickie Fowler are my fave golfers. I also like Brad Marchand from the Boston Bruins. He’s awesome on the ice and he’s awesome to watch.”
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
“A few fun facts… I’ve never broken a bone (knock on wood) but I was hit in the head by a hockey puck when I was four. I also have a brother who I like to compete with; golf is the only sport I can beat him at.”