The 2013 Bears had team batting average, hits, runs and home runs that ranked in the top-5 in school history.
Honors -Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013)
At Missouri State
Allen will provide depth on the bases and in the outfield for the Bears in her second season.
Allen saw action in seven games, all as a pinch runner ... scored three runs on the season, all three during MSU wins ... scored the game-tying run in a two-run sixth inning for comeback win over Drake (March 29).
Allen was a three-year starter for head coach Meredith Marsh at Saint Paul Lutheran High ... earned all-conference first team honors all three seasons ... spent her junior season playing for a club team ... led her team to back-to-back conference titles in her sophomore and freshman campaigns ... named conference MVP and all-tournament team member as a sophomore ... earned Freshman Athlete of the Year accolades ... played basketball all four years at SPLHS, including a conference title her freshman year ... led the volleyball team to a conference title and fourth at state her senior year.
Suzanne Lydia Allen is the daughter of Jennifer and Paul Allen ... born April 15, 1994, in Marshall, Mo. ... has two brothers, Mark and Eric ... her mother, Jennifer (Keesaer), played softball at Missouri State from 1988-91, including Holly Hesse's first two seasons coaching the Bears ... her cousins, Olivia and Will Brand, play volleyball and will swim at MSU, respectively ... is an early childhood education major at Missouri State.