January MVP

Cody Allen - Outdoor Pursuits Manager

Cody Allen

Rec Sports' Student Staff MVP for January is Cody Allen. Cody started working for Outdoor Pursuits in January 2015. In his position as an OP manager, Cody has done a spectacular job supervising the rock wall and planning adventure trips for LU students. Cody's leadership, passion, and guidance makes him a true MVP.

Cody says, "Working for OP makes people a little jealous when I tell them what I do, which is help people enjoy the outdoors. My goal is to get the LU community involved in outdoor recreation, and I get to do that with the help of an extraordinary team that I now call my friends. It's hard to consider what I do at my job as 'work' because I'm doing something that I love."

Cody graduates this May with a degree in Electrical Engineering. We asked him how his job at the Rec will contribute to his life experience after graduation and he said, "Outdoor Pursuits is primarily student-led, and we have a lot of freedom in our programming, which demands a lot of responsibility. This has led me to grow as a self-driven employee. I've gained confidence in my ability to work with and lead a team, and those skills will be essential in growing my career. Alongside my career, I hope to continue helping others get involved with the outdoors through local programs and churches." We know that wherever Cody goes in life, he'll be a strong leader with new, fresh ideas!

When he's not engaging LU students in adventure activities, Cody volunteers as a musician at his church - and he's been playing music for over 10 years! Last summer, he went on a 200-mile backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevada in California. Cody said, "When I'm not doing crazy stuff like, that I enjoy cycling and rock climbing."

Cody's life motto is, "Anything can be an adventure. It's up to you to make it one." Congratulations, Cody!

About Our Most Valuable Personnel

The student staff of Recreational Sports consistently go above and beyond to serve the LU community. They're an invaluable asset to our university, and their work is vital to the future of collegiate recreation.

Recreational Sports created the Most Valuable Personnel program to show our appreciation to our student staff. We thank them for their outstanding contributions and student leadership!