Q and A With Football Seniors Rob Allen and Scott Donley
By Chris Mitchell
Sports Information Director
Washington University in St. Louis
What made you choose to come to Washington University?
Rob Allen: I knew I wanted to study something in the sciences and play football while in college. Obviously Wash U has amazing science programs so that attracted me right away. Once I met the coaches and got to know some of the older players on a visit, I thought that the football program would be a great match for me to go along with the academics.
Scott Donley: I wanted the unique experience Washington University offers of managing a rigorous academic schedule while playing at a high-quality football program.
What does it mean to you to be a student-athlete at Washington University?
RA: It has been awesome having the opportunity to be a student-athlete here. I've been able to have a world-class education while continuing to play the sport I love. I have met so many people and made so many great memories through it, which I am truly grateful for.
SD: I get the chance to be part of something bigger than myself, both academically and athletically. Not many people are lucky enough to share that experience.
Looking back on your career, what is your favorite football memory at Washington University?
RA: My favorite football memory was probably getting the Founders Cup back from Chicago at home last season. Obviously we have a pretty good rivalry with them, and it was a great way to end the season and send off last year's class of seniors. I also will remember the position group dinners we have after practice on Thursday nights. I love being able to get all of us offensive linemen together off the field and have fun in a different setting.
SD: Beating the University of Chicago in 2011 and reclaiming the Founders Cup.
What are your future plans upon graduation from Washington University?
RA: I'm planning on taking a year or so off before going to medical school. Although I'm not entirely sure what I'll do next year, it will probably have something to do with research or teaching.
SD: Gain work experience and then attend grad school to achieve a JD/MBA.