Alexandra Palmer
Alexandra Palmer


Laguna Beach, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Beach HS

Last College:
Santa Clara




Gophers End Season in Four-Set Loss to No. 1 Seed Penn State

Minnesota ended the season at 27-8


Gophers Prepare for the NCAA Regionals in West Lafayette

Minnesota takes on Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday


Minnesota Punches a Ticket to the Sweet 16 With Four-Set Win Over Creighton

Gophers advance to Sweet Sixteen matchup against Purdue


Minnesota Advances to NCAA Second Round with 3-0 Defeat of Liberty

Gophers will play Creighton tomorrow at 6 p.m.


Volleyball Set to Host NCAA First and Second Rounds

Minnesota faces Liberty, while Creighton and Marquette are the early game

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2013 • SENIOR SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • Primary setter for the Gophers and established 1101 assists, 17 aces and 281 digs • Started in all four matches at the UAB/Samford Tournament and helped Minnesota to a .339 hitting clip, 140 assists and four aces • Named to the Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament Team when she had 89 assists and 18 digs, including a double double against Ball State (35 assists, 10 digs) • Had a match-high 32 assists against Indiana (9/25) • Added a match-high 34 assists in the Purdue win (9/29) • Produced 46 assists, 10 digs and a kill in the Penn State loss (10/9) • Provided a match-high 27 assists and eight digs in the Ohio State win (10/12) • Had a match-high 31 assists in the Michigan State win (10/17) • Added a double-double of 32 assists and 11 digs at Wisconsin (10/23) • Held a season-high 52 assist in the win at Purdue (11/1) • Helped the Gophers to a .336 hitting clip against Ohio State (11/15) and had a match-high 29 assists • Helped Minnesota to a .385 hitting clip and 20 assists in the Michigan win (11/22) • Added 26 assists against Wisconsin and three kills (11/27) • Posted a team-best 34 assists, an ace and six digs in the win over Colorado (12/7).

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Opened her Minnesota career at the James Madison Invitational (8/25) • had 15 assists in the season opener against the Dukes • started against Appalachain State and held a match-high 29 assists in the 3-0 win • started all three matches in the Diet Coke Classic, had two aces and held a team-high 22 assists in the LIU Brooklyn win (8/31) • helped the team to an above .500 hitting percentage in both the LIU Brooklyn and Miami (OH) matches • held a match-high of 33 assists in the victory versus Texas (9/6) • also added 21 assists against Texas (9/7) • recorded a service ace and 18 assists in the sweep against North Dakota State (9/10) • earned two aces and 16 assists in the against Dayton (9/14) at the Golden Hurricane Classic • led the team with 29 assist against Kansas State (9/14) • earned a Minnesota career high 42 assists in the sweep over Tulsa (9/15) • received all-tournament team honors for her performance at the Golden Hurricane Classic • had 44 assists and one ace against Illinois (9/21) • earned a career high 54 assists in the win over Northwestern (9/23) • named Big Ten Setter of Week after the Big Ten opener • had 37 assists and three digs in the win over Ohio State (9/28) • had 26 assists and led the team with 12 digs against Penn State (9/29) • added a match-high 52 assists, two service aces and 13 digs in the victory over Michigan (10/3) • had a double double with 52 assists and 10 digs against Michigan State (10/6) • had 51 assists and six digs against Iowa (10/12) • established 49 assists and led the team with 14 digs with 14 against Nebraska (10/14) • produced 34 assists, six digs and one ace against Wisconsin (10/17) • had 43 assists and two block assists in the defeat over Purdue (10/20) • helped the Gophers to a team .424 hitting clip and registered 42 assists, one dig, and one block assist against Northwestern (10/26) • added 39 assists and five digs to the victory over Illinois (10/28) • produced 37 assists and five digs against Penn State (11/2) • had 53 assists and reached a career high 16 digs in the win over Ohio State (11/4) • had 34 assists and six digs against Michigan State (11/9) • earned 29 assists, four digs, and one block assist against Michigan (11/10) • had 48 assists and made it a double-double with 11 digs against Nebraska (11/16) • had 35 assists, one ace and five digs in the Iowa sweep (11/17) • aided 37 assists and added seven digs to the sweep over Wisconsin (11/21) • recorded 29 assists and also had one service ace and three digs at Indiana (11/24) • had a match-high 39 assists and two kills in the NCAA First Round win over Liberty (11/30) • had 48 assists and two aces and helped the Gophers to a .314 hitting clip in Creighton win (12/1) • ended the season with a double double match with 38 assists and 12 digs against the Penn State Lions in the Regional Final (12/8).

PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: Played at Santa Clara with current Gopher Dana Knudsen • played in 71 sets and was second on the team with 429 assists to go along with 131 digs • received Honorable Mention honors on the WCC All-Academic Team • as a sophomore in 2010, played in 68 sets, averaging 2.84 apg • had 165 assists and 59 digs in 2010 • suffered a wrist injury her freshman year (2009) and was unable to play at full strength for most of season. AT LAGUNA BEACH: A 2009 graduate of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif. • coached by Lance Stewart • 2008 Prep Volleyball All- American and Academic All-American • was tabbed for Senior Ace team on PrepVolleyball.com website and as one of Volleyball magazine's Fab 50 • 2008 first team all-county • 2008 CIF first team • team won the CIF Division II championships in 2006-07 • runner ups in CIF state championship in 2006 • 2008 USA Volleyball Junior A2 National Training Team • played club volleyball with Laguna Beach VBC for coach Michael Soylular • club team won the bronze medal at the JO 18 Open when she was named to the al-tournament • club team won 16 Open JOs in 2006 when she was named the MVP.

PERSONAL: Born April 9, 1991 • Daughter of Sylvain and Rosemary Palmer • has a younger brother, Andrew and a younger sister, Allison • sister Allison plays for Arizona State • enjoys reading and hanging out with friends • majoring in Latin.


Gopher Spotlight: Seniors Alugbue and Santana


In our regular season home finale, the University of Minnesota honored its seniors, Toni Alugbue and Daly Santana in a post-match celebration.

Gophers Beat Ohio State in Five-Set Thriller


Minnesota ended its regular home season in a five-set win over Ohio State, 25-27, 29-31, 25-17, 25-15, 15-9. The Gophers are now 25-4 overall and 17-2 in the Big Ten.

Gophers Close Out Regular Season This Week


Minnesota hosts No. 16 Ohio State Wednesday and travels to Indiana Saturday to close out regular season.

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