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Whitney Palmer
Player Profile:
Whitney Palmer 1379479
Position: Forward
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Plano East


- 2009 All-Big 12 first team honoree (first at OU since 2005)
- 2009 NSCAA All-Region second team honoree (first at OU since 2005)
- 2008 All-Big 12 second team honoree
- 2007 Big 12 All-Newcomer team member
- Finished 2009 regular season ranked eighth in the nation with 15 goals and 16th with 32 points
- Holds five OU records and ranks in the top five in six others
- One of three Sooners in program history to collect All-Big 12 honors in three straight seasons
- First to lead OU outright in goals in three straight seasons
- 29career goals ranks second all-time at Oklahoma; 61 points is third
- Second fastest to score 20 goals in program history
- Goals scored in freshman and sophomore seasons is second most in OU history
- Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 with Lauren Alkek
- Played club soccer for Dallas Texans

2010 (SENIOR)
2010 All-Big 12 second team member ... 2010 Big 12 All-Tournament Team ... 2010 Preseason All-Big 12 pick ... Had five goals and three assists in last 11 games ... Led OU in goals (9) and points (22) ... Program leader in goals (38) and points (83) ... Tallied goals in three straight games against Colorado College, Missouri State and Rice (fifth such streak in career) ... Goal against Francis Marion tied school record for most goals in a career (34) ... Also had assist vs. FMU ... Moved into sole possession of OU's No. 1 spot in career goals (35) and points (76) with goal and assist at Kansas ... Scored 30th career goal off penalty kick against Colorado College ... Scored game winner vs. Rice, Iowa State, Colorado and Texas A&M (Big 12 Champ.) ... 10 game winners is third best at OU ... Tallied game's first goal in regular season game at Texas ... Started 64 straight games and played in every OU game since freshman year ... Owns eight school records and ranks in the top five in four others.

2009 (JUNIOR)
Named first team All-Big 12 and second team all-region (NSCAA)... Scored in six of the last10 games with eight goals ... Tallied first goal of 2009 against Missouri State ... Recorded program's second career hat trick and tied a school record vs. Tulsa ... Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1 and Sept. 29) ... Ranked eighth in the nation at the end of the regular seasonwith 15 goals and 16th with 32 points ... Second in Big 12 in goals and points ... Led goal scorers in Big 12 play with eight ... Became the first player in OU history to score a goal in four straight games with consecutive scores against Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado and Texas Tech ... Moved into sole possession of second place all-time at OU with 29 career goals after two-goal ... Ranks in the top five of 11 different offensive categories at OU ... Second fastest Sooner to reach 20-goal plateau (44 games) ... Tallied two assists in Sam Houston game (tied school record) ... Owns three career assists.

Named to the All-Big 12 second team ... Led OU in goals scored for second straight season ... Eight goals ranked ninth in the Big 12 Conference ... Four goals came in Big 12 play, also ranked ninth ... Total is the third most for a goals scored in a single season at OU ... Goal against Ole Miss made her the third fastest player in OU history to score 10 goals ... Also ranked in the top 10 of the Big 12 Conference with 57 shots (10th), with 32 coming in league play ... Fired 22 shots on goal, team high ... Scored in three straight games (Central Michigan, Ball State and North Texas) ... Also tallied scores against Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Kansas Baylor (game winner) and Iowa State ... Had career-high eight shots against Texas Tech.

Named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Sept. 11 ... Led team in scoring with six goals and 13 points ... Also led team in game winning goals with four (tied for fourth in Big 12) ... Scored first goal of career in season-opening win over Alabama A&M on Aug. 31 ... One of three Sooners to score two goals in a game this season (Oral Roberts) ... Also tallied goals against William and Mary, North Texas and Baylor ... Goal against Baylor was the only game she scored in that didn't result in a game-winning goal ... Recorded first assist against Colorado ... Fired a team-leading 40 shots with 23 on goal.

High School
Lettered four years at Plano East High School under Susan Peel ... Tallied four goals and three assists in 13 games played during senior year en route to earning second team all-district honors in 2006 ... First team all-district in 2005 and honorable mention in 2004 ... Played club soccer for one of the nation's top-rated club teams, the Dallas Texans '88 ... Also lettered two years in track (2005 and 2006).

Full name is Whitney Denise Palmer ... Born in Plano, Texas ... Daughter of Jordan Shannon and Vanessa Dunlap ... Has one brother, Jordan, and three sisters, Cherie, Chelsea and Cody ... Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 ... Major undecided.

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