HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University senior Miranda Palmer is one of the nation’s top players as recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) earlier today. The Arcadia (Ohio) native was one of ten athletes across the country named First Team All-America this season.
An Honorable Mention pick as sophomore and Second Team selection last year, Palmer led the Foresters in points (21.3), assists (3.7) and steals (1.9) to go along with pulling down 2.9 rebounds per night in her final campaign.
Palmer wrapped up the year holding six national rankings which included finishing 4th in points per game (21.3), 5th in total scoring (659), 30th in field goal percentage (.490), 30th in free throw percentage (.811), 31st in total assists (115) and 37th in assists per game (3.7).
As one of just two Crossroads League players named NAIA First Team All-America, the 5-6 guard has drawn plenty of attention from her league peers since splashing onto the scene in 2013. After being named to the All-Freshmen Team as a rookie and racking up three First Team All-Conference honors, Palmer earned the league’s most distinguished award this year by being selected as the Crossroads League Player of the Year.
Palmer concludes her time in green and white as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,173 points for a career average of 17.1 ppg. She is just the second Forester to surpass the 2,000-point plateau. She will also graduate holding the school record for most points in a game (48) and shares the top honor for points in a season (659) and most field goals in a game (18).
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.