NORMAN, Okla. -- Senior Whitney Palmer added another program first to conclude her impressive Sooner soccer career. The Plano, Texas, native became the first Sooner to be named an All-Region selection in two separate seasons. The National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) tabbed Palmer a second team member for the second straight year.
Palmer, who also collected her fourth All-Big 12 selection a month ago, led Oklahoma in scoring for the fourth consecutive season in 2010 with nine goals and 22 points (four assists). She is the only Sooner to lead OU in scoring in four straight years and the only player in program history to be named all-conference on four occasions.
She finished her career at OU as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 38 goals and 83 points. Overall, she holds eight OU records and ranks in the top five in six others.
“Whitney Palmer is a program changer as her production has shown at OU,” said OU Head Coach Nicole Nelson. “Whit is an incredible athlete who is fearless with an exceptional ability to finish. One of the things that sets Whitney apart from other great goal scorers, and athletes, is her work rate and commitment to developing tactically. Given her growth tactically over the last two years, I believe she is a very complete attacking player.”
Palmer and the Sooners made history in 2010 as they appeared in the program’s first Big 12 Championship game, only to fall in penalty kicks to No. 10 Oklahoma State. OU also went on to make the second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2003 with a trip to the Portland Regional.
She is set to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.