Meet Allison Jaskowiak, a basketball player for the University of Southern California. She is currently entering her fifth year at USC as she pursues her graduate degree. See pictures and her biography here.
Allison Jaskowiak is in the news because she has somewhat of a dilemma regarding her upcoming wedding. You see, she is engaged to Ian Kennedy, pitcher for the New York Yankees, who had just gotten moved up from the Minor Leagues. Their wedding is scheduled for October 6th and is to be held in St. Louis, Missouri. That’s right in the middle of playoffs, and Kennedy just might make the 25-man postseason roster. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that this would happen when they set their wedding date long ago. Postponing the wedding isn’t really an option either, as her season with the Trojans starts in November. It will be interesting to see what happens…if Kennedy can make the wedding or not.
Allison Leanne Jaskowiak was born on July 12, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the daughter of Dennis and Cynthia Jaskowiak. She has a brother, Derek, and a sister, Emily. Her family is quite athletically inclined, as her grandfather Charles played college basketball at Bowling Green, her father played football at Missouri, her brother played football at Navy, and her sister played basketball at Tulsa.
Allison graduated from Parkway West High School (Ballwin, Missouri) in 2003. She lettered all four years in basketball and volleyball, lettering her senior year in track and field. She became the captain of the varsity basketball team in 2003. Her basketball team would place second at the 2003 MSHSAA 4A State Championship. She’s athletic, beautiful, and has the brains to go along with it. During high school she was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Beta Chi Pi (Science Honor Society), and was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students.
Allison was awarded a fifth year of eligibility for USC, as she is pursuing her graduate degree. She graduated from USC in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Language and a Minor in Business. Jaskowiak was team captain during the 2006-2007 basketball season. Head coach Mark Trakh is thrilled that she is returning. See her stats while at USC here.
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