SAAC Spotlight: SPU's Allison Wilks
Allison Wilks hit .284 with 116 kills in 78 sets during the 2021 season, playing as both an outside hitter and middle blocker.
Allison Wilks hit .284 with 116 kills in 78 sets during the 2021 season, playing as both an outside hitter and middle blocker.
Allison Wilks
Allison Wilks

Friday, March 18, 2022

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Allison Wilks
Sport: Volleyball
Institution: Seattle Pacific University
Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Bothell, Wash.

Why Did You Choose To Attend SPU?: All of my teammates seemed so close when I was on my visit. I really wanted to be a part of a culture like that, and I loved that I could do nursing and play a sport.

What Is Your Favorite College Class And Why?: Anatomy has been my favorite class, because I find it very interesting learning about how our body works.

Who Is Your Favorite Profressor?: My biochemistry professor. He was really good at explaining the material and answering questions, which I really appreciate.

How Many Years Have You Been Involved In SAAC?: Two.

Why Did You Choose To Get Involved With SAAC?: I thought it would be a good way to get involved in the athletic department and with some other students.

What Has Been The Most Memorable SAAC Activity?: We held a fall scavenger hunt that was really fun. We competed in teams and sent pictures next to the items or completing challenges all over Seattle.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You After You Graduate?: I think it will help me be prepared to plan events and fundraisers for work, and also to be able to assert myself in group settings.

What Have You Learned From Needing To Balance Athletics And Academics?: The most important thing I have learned is how important it is to keep track of your assignments. If you don’t know when things are due, you can get caught with a really busy week when you could have planned ahead.

What Is The Biggest Obstacle You Have Overcome During Your Collegiate Career?: Fighting for a starting spot was a big challenge for me.

Who Is Your Current Mentor?: My mom.

What Are Your Future Goals After Graduating?: I want to become an RN for a few years. I would eventually like to return to school and become a nurse anesthetist.

What Advice Would You Have For An Incoming Freshman?: Enjoy this time, even the hard parts. You only get to do it once!