Palmer Rounds Out Loaded Signing Class
Nov. 18, 2015

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

Palmer joins a Boise State signing class that already includes a top-60 as well as a top-150 prospect in the United States. The Swede’s Universal Tennis Rating of 10.57 is the highest of the trio.

“Adding Wilhelmina to this recruiting class is absolutely awesome,” said Roghaar. “She’s the equivalent of a five-star recruit in the American rating system with a lot of international experience and success at the highest levels. I love the attitude and mentality that Wilhelmina 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 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 Grad 4 tournaments. Her best wins include wins against 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.”

The three newest Broncos will join the team next fall and help continue building the solid foundation that Roghaar has started at Boise State over the past four years.

“We are really looking forward to having these three young ladies join our program next fall as not only are they incredible tennis players, but they all carry a mentality and work ethic with them that we feel is going to continue to help us pursue our ultimate goals as a program,” said Roghaar. “All three of them are exactly what we look and hope for in tennis players, students and people. Combining this recruiting class with the wonderful group that we currently have here has us very excited about the future of Boise State tennis.”

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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