Kolie Allen

Player profile

  • Hometown Lombard, Ill.
  • High School Glenbard East
  • Year Fifth Year
  • Height 5-11

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Twitter: @KolieAllen
Instagram: @KolieAllenn

Ohio State Career

  • 2021 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier
  • 2020 and 2022 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient
  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • Started senior year ranked No. 12 in doubles with Isabelle Boulais, first Buckeye team in Top 15 since February 2018
  • Ended freshman season No. 96 in ITA singles rankings
  • Ranked No. 61 in doubles at end of sophomore year (with Irina Cantos Siemers) and No. 39 in doubles at end of junior campaign (with Boulais)
  • 43-31 dual match doubles record with the Scarlet and Gray and 48-28 in singles dual matches; 68-45 overall in singles and 56-49 in doubles

Fall 2022 (Fifth Year)

  • Ranked No. 116 in singles at the end of the fall
  • 7-4 in singles, with 4-2 mark in doubles
  • Defeated No. 17-ranked Kari Miller of Michigan at ITA Midwest Region Championships
  • 3-2 at ITA Fall Ranked Spotlight in singles, with 2-1 doubles mark
  • Started fall ranked No. 32 with Isabelle Boulais in doubles

Summer 2022

  • Won Evansville 60K doubles title with Ava Markham of Wisconsin
  • Reached semifinal of 25K doubles tournament in Columbus partnered with Isabelle Boulais

2021-22 (Senior Season)

  • Received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Ohio State
  • 12-7 in singles dual matches in the spring, including 11-3 mark on court four and 5-2 B1G record
  • 10 doubles dual match victories, with 5-3 mark in Big Ten play
  • 3-5 in singles and 5-4 in doubles in the fall; action was limited while returning from offseason surgery
  • Ranked No. 12 in preseason doubles rankings with Isabelle Boulais, the first Buckeye team in the Top 15 since Feb. 20, 2018 and highest for a Buckeye team since Miho Kowase and Francesca Di Lorenzo ended 2017 No. 3
  • Posted a come-from-behind win in UC/Xavier tournament and two wins at Gamecock Hidden Duals
  • Reached semifinals of ITA Midwest Regional with back-to-back 8-2 wins paired with Boulais
  • Notched two doubles victories in Arizona to close fall play
  • Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-Big Ten team

2020-21 (Junior Season)

  • Earned Big Ten’s automatic berth into NCAA Doubles Championship with Isabelle Boulais
  • Duo fell to No. 2 seed from Duke in opening round of NCAA Championship
  • 10-11 in singles dual matches (0-1 at No. 1, 0-3 at No. 2, 7-5 at No. 3, 3-2 at No. 4)
  • Clinched team victory vs. Penn State to seal Big Ten regular season title
  • 15-4 in dual matches in doubles in the spring, including a 15-3 mark with Boulais
  • Ended season ranked 39th with Boulais in ITA doubles rankings
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

2019-20 (Sophomore Season)

  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
  • 14-8 overall, with 7-4 dual match record, in singles, playing on court four
  • 6-11 in doubles and was 4-6 in dual matches, with 3-2 record on court one with Irina Cantos Siemers
  • Ranked No. 125 in singles at end of fall
  • Entered doubles rankings with Cantos Siemers in February at No. 53 and at No. 61 to close season
  • Clinched Buckeyes’ 4-3 win over No. 2 Florida State in College MatchDay match at USTA National Campus, coming back for a 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 win on court four
  • Three-set win in Buckeyes’ 4-3 victory at Oklahoma State to advance to ITA National Indoors
  • Posted wins over Georgia Tech and Texas at ITA National Indoors in hometown of Chicago
  • Won four of last five singles matches, with victories over Kentucky, Arizona State, Florida State and Northwestern
  • Paired with Cantos Siemers to defeat nation’s No. 9-ranked doubles team from Vanderbilt
  • Reached quarterfinals at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and ITA Scholar-Athlete honors

2018-19 (Freshman Season)

  • 21-7 on the year, leading team with 19-6 dual match record in singles
  • 15-11 overall in doubles, with 14-9 dual match ledger playing on all three courts (7-4 in Big Ten matches)
  • Ranked in singles from Feb. 20 through the end of the spring, reaching a high of No. 48, and ending year at No. 96
  • Ranked No. 45 in doubles with Shiori Fukuda in the preseason
  • 4-4 mark at No. 2 singles, with 15-2 record on court three
  • Defeated then-No. 21 Kelly Chen of Duke at ITA National Indoors, rallying for three-set win
  • Three-set win over Victoria Flores of Georgia Tech Jan. 19 was first collegiate victory
  • 2-1 in singles at Michigan Invitational in first collegiate matches; posted doubles victory over Michigan tandem with Danielle Wolf
  • Did not compete in the fall because of injury
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and ITA Scholar-Athlete honors

Prior to Ohio State

  • Won Illinois state singles title in 2017, finishing year 33-0
  • U16 USTA Level 1 national doubles champion
  • 2014 U14 National Hard Court Doubles Bronze Ball winner
  • 2015 U16 National Clay Court Championships Doubles Bronze Ball Winners G16
  • 2015-August USTA National Doubles Championship Level 1 U16 gold ball winner
  • Won 18s national team championship with Midwest squad in 2016, team placed fourth in 2017
  • Won Midwest Level 2 18s title in December 2016
  • Won 18s doubles and finished third in singles at National Level 2 championships in 2017
  • Member of Math Honors Society and earned honors GPA


  • Only child of Jody, an All-American volleyball player at Illinois State, and Maurice
  • Speech and hearing science major
  • Enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family and attending sporting events
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