In April 2008, Allen was recognized by the Broadcast Education Association. He, along with classmates Jennifer L. Borget and Marco A. Villarreal were recognized as the top student news anchors in the country. That same month, Allen received a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Television General News Reporting.
- Hollingshead, Todd. “BYU student broadcast team named top student newscast.” BYU News. 14 Apr. 2008. 23 May 2008. <http://byunews.byu.edu/archive08-apr-broadcast.aspx>.