Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Women's cross country garners highest GPA award; Casciano recognized for "True Grit"
Jones, Ricketts make medal stand with silver-medal efforts
Spend an afternoon with Coach Fritz Spence and the Nittany Lions women's jumps squad
Nittany Lions use home competition to prep for Big Ten Championships next weekend
On the National Stage ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the high jump ... Finished 42nd with her height of 5-5.75
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Placed third (5-7.25) || 2014 Indoor || Took eighth (5-7.25) || 2013 Outdoor || Placed seventh overall with a season-best clearance of 5-8.50 (1.74). || 2013 Indoor || Finished fifth in the high jump standings with a leap of 5-7.25 (1.71). || 2012 Outdoor || Placed 16th overall in the high jump. || 2012 Indoor || Scored a fifth-place finish in her first Big Ten appearance, clearing a season-best 5-8 (1.73).
In the Field ... || 2014 Outdoor || Only competed in the high jump ... Opened the 2014 outdoor season with a win at the Crimson Tide Invitational with her height of 5-7 ... Won the high jump at the Team Challenge with her season-best height of 5-8.75 ... Tallied fourth-place finishes at the Penn Relays and the Sun Angel Track Classic with her height of 5-7.75 || 2014 Indoor || Only competed in the high jump ... Opened the 2014 indoor season with a ninth-place finish (5-5) at the Penn State Indoor Relays ... Tallied a third-place finish at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup with her season-best height of 5-7.75 || 2013 Outdoor || Earned top five finishes at the Jim Thorpe Open, Bucknell Team Challenge, and LSU Battle on the Bayou ... Top individual finish was a third-place standing at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2013 Indoor || Top finish was a runner-up standing at the Penn State Relays ... Took fourth overall at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2012 Outdoor || Picked up a victory at the Bison Outdoor Classic with a clearance of 5-8.75 (1.75) ... Recorded a runner-up finish at the LSU Invitational, and finished third at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Also placed second at Jim Thorpe. || 2012 Indoor || Cleared 5-7 (1.70) to win the high jump in her first collegiate appearance at the Penn State Relays ... Placed third in the high jump at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... Also turned in top 10 finishes at the Penn State National and Nittany Lion Challenge.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Enjoyed outstanding success in the high jump during her career at Schuylerville High School, coming in with a career-best clearance of 5-9.25 ... A dominant force on the New York high school scene, winning five-straight Section 2 titles in the event ... Won a total of four N.Y. high jump crowns over her career ... Cleared 5-8.75 (1.75) to finish fourth at New Balance Indoor Nationals as a senior. || Personal || Born May 18, 1993 ... Currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies ... Daughter of Chris and Lisa Palmer.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field