|Hometown||Coeur d'Alene, ID|
|Birthday||November 22, 1980|
Formerly Janelle Ruen, Janelle Allen was heavily recruited to play basketball out of high school, where she set school records in both points in basketball and kills in volleyball. Allen attended Eastern Washington where she played both sports, earning Big Sky all-academic honors all four years. Allen was honorable mention all-Big Sky in basketball, and three times named all-conference in volleyball, including being the 2002 Big Sky Conference MVP.
Janelle is married to AVP pro Billy Allen and they have one son together, Ketch Allen.