HIGH SCHOOL (Mt. Spokane): Lettered four years in baseball...all-league...Mt. Spokane Spring Sport Athlete of the Year...scholar athlete...honor roll...AP scholar...Deca state qualifier...ASB member...high school baseball coach was Alex Schuerman...played summer ball for the Spokane Heat, coached by Barry Matthews.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 30...nickname is ARA...has two younger sisters...hobbies are snowboarding and chillin...favorite food is babyback ribs and pizza...favorite movie is Dodgeball...something most people don't know about him is that he likes turtles...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...father is a former Major League Pitcher...favorite athlete is Felix Hernandez and favorite team is the Seattle Mariners...son of Brian and Shelly Allard.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy not only to get the best education available, but also to graduate with money instead of in debt. I wanted to be challenged in college, not to waste my life partying. Coming here also gave me any opportunity to give back to the country which has done so much for all of us. This place really allows you to do something more than most people could ever think of."