Kickin’ It at Oxford


Allen Page ’12


By Mark Brumbaugh

The term “walk-on” doesn’t seem to fit Allen Page ’12 very well anymore. Technically, it will always remain true, since this son of Wildcat student athletes was not a recruit. He tried out for the varsity soccer team as a freshman and made the squad as a sophomore. However, in the matter of just a few games he became a fixture in the starting lineup.

Combine his accomplishments on the pitch with those in the classroom and community, and you have an impressive student athlete.

Page earned the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford this past spring during his junior year. At Oxford, Page cranked out 18 papers (on psychology, Shakespeare and modern literature) in three months, and still found time to explore soccer stadiums, France, other parts of England and the royal wedding. He even took a few timeouts to write blog entries (at blog. in order keep everyone across the pond updated.

“I’m especially thankful that our program is one that enables us, even as full-time student athletes, to participate in study abroad programs,” Page wrote in his final entry.

Not bad for a walk-on.


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