August 12, 1974 |
Timberlake, North Carolina
|High school||Person (Roxboro, North Carolina)|
|Draft||Elite draft, 1997
|Utah Starzz (1997–1999)
Detroit Shock (2000–2001)
Orlando Miracle (2002)
Connecticut Sun (2003–2004)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2005)
Seattle Storm (2006)
|Awards and honors|
|2004 Most Improved Player|
Born in Timberlake, North Carolina, Palmer attended Person Senior High School in Roxboro, North Carolina, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. She participated in the inaugural WBCA High School All-America Game in 1992, scoring eleven points.
Palmer was named to the team representing the USA at the 1994 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team won all eight games, winning the gold medal, but not without close calls. In three games the teams had to come from behind to win. One preliminary game ended up as a single point victory, and the gold medal game went to overtime before the USA team beat South Korea by a single point, 90–89. Palmer was the leading scorer for the team, averaging 18.9 points per game. She also led the team in rebounding with 9.3 per game.
Palmer took her first coaching position at Virginia Commonwealth University while playing in the WNBA. In 2007 she joined the staff at the University of Kentucky under Coach Matthew Mitchell. She remained there until 2009.
In 2009, Palmer became an assistant coach at the University of Virginia under legendary Coach Debbie Ryan.
In 2011, Palmer became the head women's coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
- College: University of Virginia
- Team(s): Utah Starzz, Detroit Shock, Orlando Miracle, Connecticut Sun, San Antonio Silver Stars, Seattle Storm (WNBA)
- WNBA Player Profile
- June 2006 Seattle Storm article on her injury
- July 2005 press release on joining the Virginia Commonwealth University coaching staff