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Skylar Allen

  • height 5-9
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Mahomet, Ill.
  • Major Exercise Science
  • High school Callisburg [Texas]
  • height 5-9
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Mahomet, Ill.
  • Major Exercise Science
  • High school Callisburg [Texas]

Skylar Allen Bio


  • 2021 AVCA All-American (Second Team)
  • 2023 AVCA All-American (Second Team)
  • 2023 CCSA All-Conference Team
  • 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021, 2022, 2023 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2023 CCSA All-Academic Team


  • Part of just the second pair in program history to earn AVCA All-America honors, making the second team with partner Simone Priebe.
  • Also named to the CCSA All-Conference team with Priebe, again just the second pair in program history to be honored at the conference level.
  • Finished with a 20-10 overall record, playing exclusively on the top court. Priebe and Allen are the first pair in program history to reach 20 wins on court one in a single season.
  • Won four matches against ranked opponents, highlighted by a win to clinch the team’s dual win over No. 5 LMU (March 18).
  • Set the program record for career wins on court one as an individual, currently with 57. Her 65 career wins overall ranks sixth in program history.


  • Went 18-12 overall, making 29 starts in the No. 1 position.
  • Five of her wins came against ranked opponents; No. 5 TCU, No. 20 FGCU, No. 15 Pepperdine, No. 5 LSU and No. 20 Tulane.
  • Through three seasons, she ranks second in program history for most starts and most wins while playing in the No. 1 position.


  • Part of the first pair in program history to earn All-America honors, making the AVCA second team along with teammate Katie Smith.
  • Went 16-6 overall with Smith, highlighted by a program-record 12-game win streak to end the season. That win streak was highlighted by a 4-0 performance at the postseason conference tournament, which included wins over the number one pairs for No. 3 Florida State and No. 7 TCU. That earned them the AVCA’s National Pair of the Week award, which was also a first for the program.
  • Finished her first full season with the team with a 22-10 overall record and 20-10 mark playing at number one. No other Gamecock individual in program history had more than 17 wins at number one entering this spring, and only four other Gamecocks have 20 or more CAREER wins at the number one position.
  • Of her 22 wins, six came against nationally ranked opponents and 11 came against conference rivals.


  • Stepped into the lineup from day one, winning five matches with partner Katie Smith before the season was cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Went 5-7 overall, 0-3 at number one and 5-4 at number two.
  • Four of her five wins came against nationally ranked opponents: No. 16 TCU, No. 4 USC, No. 20 College of Charleston and No. 14 Long Beach State.


  • Lettered in basketball, softball and track along with indoor volleyball in high school.
  • Led Callisburg to the 2017 state final, earning All District MVP
  • 2017 All-Texomaland Volleyball Player of the Year, Texas Sports Writers 1st team All State, Texas Girls Coaches Association All State and Texas Volleyball Coaches Association All State.
  • All District MVP again in 2018, leading Callisburg to the Class 3A State Championship title while earning State Tournament MVP in the process.
  • 2018 Texas Sports Writers Association All-State MVP, Texas Girls Coaches Association All State and All Star Legacy team, Texas Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Year.
  • Played club volleyball at 692 Texas, capping her prep career with a Rox VB National Championship in the summer of 2019.
  • Named to the Junior Volleyball Association’s 2019 Beach Watch List.


  • Daughter of Mark and Angela Allen.
  • Has one sister, Avery.
  • Father pitched in college and now works as the pitching coach at the University of Illinois.
  • Mother played softball in college and now coaches at Callisburg HS.
  • Plans to major in exercise science, with the goal of working as a strength and conditioning coach.