Alika Antone ’00, DPT’05 invests in his alma mater and future generations of Loggers

Alika Antone ’00, DPT’05 loves any chance to visit the University of Puget Sound’s campus in Tacoma’s North End, where he spent his undergraduate years and obtained his doctor of physical therapy degree as a grad student. Whether serving on the Alumni Council Executive Committee (ACEC), attending athletics events, or playing noon basketball with old friends in the Athletics & Aquatics Center, Antone is always on the lookout for ways to stay connected to his alma mater and support the next generation of students.

Antone graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and dreamed of becoming a baseball coach. When that didn’t pan out, he went back to his coach, Ken Garland, to ask for advice about his career path. At the time, he was considering applying to Puget Sound’s prestigious School of Physical Therapy, but he was nervous about the cost and whether he would succeed in the program.

“Coach looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You will never regret investing in your education,’” Antone recalls. Now, as an alumni volunteer, he’s paving the way for future Loggers to reach their goals.