Rick Allen

Rick AllenAthlete • Inducted 2008

Rick Allen earned NJCAA All-American honors in singles and doubles play in 1989, becoming the first tennis athlete to earn multiple All-American honors. He won the No. 5 singles bracket, and along with his partner, Scott Jurgensmeier, won the No. 3 doubles national championship. He is the only player in JCCC history to win nationals titles in both singles and doubles. Allen had 15 wins that season in singles, and capped his career with 29 wins, which at the time was a program best. Allen and Jurgensmeier won 14 matches in doubles play, which was also a record. Allen helped JCCC win two conference and region titles, and post a third-place at the national tournament, the best in team history. Allen continued his education at Washburn University, and graduated in 1991 with a BBA in accounting.