Nov. 23, 2010
About 12 years ago, Courtney Allen started off in sports by helping her brother‘s baseball team. She eventually joined the boys’ baseball team as a player, and her love for baseball and softball has grown every since.
Allen, who is undecided about her major, is now going into her second season on the City College women’s softball team after a five and a half year break from the sport due to personal reasons. She played softball for Elk Grove High School before coming to City College.
Allen is one of six kids, and also the twin sister of Panthers starting quarterback Cody Allen, who was born one minute before her. Cody was given the award of male athlete of the year for his play during the 2009-2010 season.
Allen says that although she and her brother both have found success in their respective sports, they do not compete to see who is the better athlete.
“We help each other a lot through struggles,” says Allen. “I try not to compare each other to our successes.”
The rest of the softball team calls Allen “the grandma” of the team, since she is 24 years old and mostly plays alongside 18- to…» Read More