Palmer Signs NLI
April 14, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Wilhelmina Palmer signed a National Letter of Intent with Boise State women's tennis Friday, head coach Beck Roghaar announced. Palmer (pronounced PAUL-mare) hails from Sweden and has ranked as high as No. 458 in the ITF World Junior Rankings.

“Wilhelmina is the equivalent of a five-star recruit in the American rating system with a lot of international experience and success at the highest levels," said Roghaar. "I love the attitude and mentality that she brings to her tennis as she thrives on competition. She loves the team atmosphere and is one of those players that will come in and add to all aspects of the team right away.”

Palmer originally signed a letter of intent with Boise State in November 2015, rounding out what was considered the No. 25 recruiting class in the country. An injury kept her from joining the Broncos for the 2016-17 campaign, but she will now be a freshman in 2017-18 and bolster a roster that does not include a senior and features all freshmen and sophomores in the top half of the singles lineup.

Palmer has ranked as high as No. 6 in Sweden and has been in the top 10 each year at the junior level. She competes out of SALK, Sweden’s biggest tennis club. On the International Tennis Federation circuit Palmer owns a championship title in a Grade 5 tournament and semifinal appearances in two Grade 4 tournaments. Her best wins includeknocking off a top-130 junior player in the world and top-25 American.

“Wilhelmina has won some major tournaments and had very strong results throughout her junior career,” said Roghaar. “She’s without a doubt going to bring a lot to our team and make a big impact for us.”

Why Boise State?: “I chose Boise State because I am confident it is a school and team I want. I met (assistant coach) Kristian (Widen), who knows my father and have talked a lot to coach Beck. I really feel like they are good people who care about me and I’m sure they can help me to become a better tennis player.”

Why I Love Tennis: “I love competing. I have been around tennis from birth because my father is a coach and ever since I was little my strength has been competing. I love being in an atmosphere where everyone wants to win.”

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