The past year has been a big one for Longmont native and Silver Creek High School graduate Valarie Allman.
On Tuesday, the Pac-12 Conference office announced that Allman, who is now a track and field star at Stanford University, as a Co-Pac-12 Woman of the Year along with UCLA's Christine Peng-Peng Lee. The annual award is given to a graduating student-athlete, or in this case, athletes, who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in athletics, academics, community service and leadership.
A thrower who excels in the hammer, discus and 20-pound weight, Allman has qualified for seven NCAA Championships. Her highest finish is third in the discus, which she did twice.
Allman has also medaled at the World University Games twice during her time as a member of Team USA from 2014-17 and was a team captain in 2017. She has also won the Marshal Clark Award for leadership and the Stanford Award of Excellence for her commitment to and involvement with Stanford University, and has remained an active member of the community through her volunteer work during her time at Stanford.
During her time as a prep athlete at Silver Creek, Allman won back-to-back Class 4A discus state championships. As a senior in 2013, she set the all-time Colorado prep record at 183 feet, 3 inches, and also set the all-classification state meet record at 167-03. Both records still stand.
Allman is now an eligible candidate for the national NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Having completed her undergraduate degree in product design at Stanford, Allman is currently working on her Master's degree in communications with an emphasis on virtual reality.
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