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Sarah Palmer (athlete)

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Sarah Caitlin Palmer[1] was born September 10, 1992 and is a native of Hawaii. She is an American former collegiate and professional volleyball player and current coach. Sarah Palmer[2] was an NCAA Division I starting Libero [3] for the Texas Longhorns[4], earning a National Championship (2012) [5] and three Big 12 Conference Championships (2011, 2012, 2013) [6] for the University of Texas at Austin Women’s volleyball team led by head coach Jerritt Elliott [7][8]. [9] [10]

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

After winning a National Championship at Texas, Palmer went on to play professionally for Team USA's Florida Wave[11] earning All Tournament Honors. She is currently the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Southwestern University. [12] [13]

As a player, Palmer was a member of the 2009 U.S. Volleyball Girls Youth National Training Team and trained with the U.S. High Performance Girls Youth A2 program in 2008. She was selected to the U.S. High Performance Girls Select National A1 program in 2007. She also attended the 2007 U.S. Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp as a part of the U.S. National Team.[14]

Coaching Career[edit | edit source]

As an Assistant Coach, Palmer [15] of Southwestern University helped lead the Women’s Volleyball Team to the Division III NCAA Final Four in 2016.

Achievements[edit | edit source]


2016 Southwestern University Volleyball Division III Final Four Assistant Coach[16]. 2015 named Florida Wave All Tournament Team. 2014 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete, Palmer was named 2012 team academic co-most valuable player and is a two-time UT Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Awardee (2013, ‘14). 2012 National Champion. 2011, 2012, 2013 BIG 12 Champion. Two-time Gatorade Hawaii Volleyball Player of the Year (2008-09) and was ranked the No. 73 recruit nationally by PrepVolleyball.com as well as a two-time PrepVolleyball.com High School All-America First Team selection (2008-09). Named to the ESPN/RISE and Under Armour/AVCA High School All-America Second Team (2009) Volleyball Magazine High School All-America honoree (2008). 2009 Schelde National Player of the Year Finalist.  Two-time Honolulu Star Bulletin Player of the Year (2008-09).  2009 Honolulu Advertiser Player of the Year. Three-time Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser All-State First Team (2007-09).  Two-time Honolulu Quarterback Club Female Prep Athlete of the Year (2008-09).  Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor inductee (2009).  Led Hawaii Baptist to three-straight Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Championships (2007-09) and earned state tournament most outstanding player honors all three sea-sons. Led Hawaii Baptist Academy to a 57-8 record in its three championship seasons. Four-time Hawaii Baptist Academy Most Outstanding Player honoree (2006-09). Led ASICS Rainbows volleyball club team to a ninth-place finish in the 17 open division at the 2010 AAU National Championships. Helped the Rainbows to a first-place finish at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 USA Volleyball Aloha Regional Championships. 2008 15U national division Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team selection. Paced the Rainbows to a gold medal in the 14U national division at the 2007 Junior Olympics. four-time principal’s honor roll selection (2007-10). [17]



References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Sarah Palmer - 2013 Women's Volleyball Roster - Texas Athletics". texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. "Sarah Palmer - 2013 Women's Volleyball Roster - Texas Athletics". texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. "Why is Texas' Palmer — a defensive star — so critical to volleyball team's offense?". mystatesman. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. "Texas Athletics". www.texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  5. "Volleyball wins 2012 national championship - Texas Athletics". Texas Athletics. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  6. "Texas Longhorns women's volleyball", Wikipedia, 2018-03-19, retrieved 2018-07-10
  7. "Texas Volleyball History: Coaching Records - Texas Athletics". Texas Athletics. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  8. "Jerritt Elliott - Head Coach - Texas Athletics". texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  9. "Final Sarah Palmer Bio - Texas Athletics" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  10. Writer, GARY GRAVES, AP Sports. "Oregon, Texas meet in NCAA volleyball final". Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  11. "Florida Wave Roster 2015".
  12. "Team USA Florida Wave Results".
  13. TEAM, USA. "Sarah Palmer - All Tournament Honors".
  14. "Final Sarah Palmer Bio - Texas Athletics" (PDF). texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  15. "Southwestern University". Southwestern University. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  16. "Southwestern (TX) Women's Volleyball | NCAA.com". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  17. "Sarah Palmer - 2013 Women's Volleyball Roster - Texas Athletics". texassports.com. Retrieved 2018-07-10.


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