Name: Allie Parent
Sport played: Basketball
Years played: 4 (Freshman year at Rivier College)
Year graduated: 2012
Academic major: Marketing
Current address: Old Hickory, Tennessee
Please share some of your favorite SJC memories - on and off the field:
I think 95% of my college memories involve my amazing basketball family. There isn't enough space provided to mention them all so here are some highlights...
Favorite memories on the court: Beating USM (first time since '94), our W25 journey, the photo taken after beating Rivier College in playoffs my senior year, hitting Tiff after tearing my ACL, Meg McDev nailing a 3-pointer against Albertus Magnus to go into OT, running "blue", FSU, stretching circles, repping #21 after the legend Meg Daigle retired, getting to play my favorite sport with my favorite people under the guidance of a wonderful coaching staff.
Favorite memories off the court: The night after my last college game with my teammates, Scully days, dancing to B2K, game nights, California trip, New Years, Spring Fling, trips to Boston to scout the competition, krumping, suite gatherings, recycling bin pranks, midnight Wendy's runs, trips to the Old Port, Country Fest in the summers, going to other SJC sporting events, "meeting" my fiance.
Notable performances as an SJC athlete (records, championships, individual accolades):
GNAC Runners Up 2012, Team Captain 2010-2012, GNAC All-Sportsmanship 2012, GNAC All-Academic 2011 & 2012, GNAC Honor Roll 2011, Rutland Invitational All-Tournament Team
Where are you employed? Please tell us your job title, duties, how long you've been there, etc.:
I am currently employed at CMT (Country Music Television) in Nashville, Tennessee. We are a channel dedicated to all things "country" including music videos, concerts, original programming, acquired series, new artists, award shows, and more. I have been working at CMT since moving to Nashville two years ago and have recently transitioned into a consumer marketing position. My department of four is in charge of plan development, plan implementation and project management for show-specific marketing plans and other brand/channel initiatives. We are essentially responsible for the television commercials, magazine ads, radio spots, video sneaks, etc. that you may see advertising any of our shows! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love country music! I am extremely thankful to be immersed in this culture on a daily basis.
Please tell us about your family, if applicable:
Back in Maine I have my wonderful and supportive parents, Joe and Angie, my older sister Casey, and a large extended group of family and friends. In Nashville, I live with my fiancé Tyler (Kelley), who is also an SJC graduate and former member of the men's basketball team. Although he was a 1,000 point scorer at St. Joe's, I tend to regularly beat him at all shooting games. We are proud parents of three fur babies: Cami, Cash, and Chesney.
What do you do for fun?
I frequent more concerts in one year than most people do in a lifetime. I also enjoy watching sports with Tyler, listening to music and drinking a beer on the back deck, playing with my animals, hiking waterfalls, going out in Nashville with my girls, pushing new country music on willing friends, game nights, and making trips home to Maine to see family and friends.