Mike Palm
40  Mike Palm

Puyallup, WA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 230




WWU announces 2013-14 Athletes of the Year

Two track and field athletes honored, Catelli for men and Drake for women


Turner grabs 20 rebounds, most by Viking since 2003, as No.5 WWU pulls away from Thompson Rivers BC, 99-74

Vikings remain unbeaten at 8-0, run school-record home court victory streak to 35

COLLEGE: Finished four-year collegiate career as Western?s leader in rebounds with 874, breaking school?s oldest individual record (Jim Adams, 800, 1960-63), second in points with 1,649 and third in blocked shots with 162 ? Only player in school history ranked among top three in each of those categories ? Shot 57.8 percent (598-of-1034) from the field, including 11-of-33 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range, and 83.2 percent (442-of-531) at the free throw line. Made free throws total is school record ? Started all 27 games as senior on 16-11 squad ? Second-team Daktronics West Region and first-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star ? Led team in points (500, 18.5), rebounds (264, 9.8), field goal percentage (56.7, 187-330), free throw percentage (83.6, 117-140) and blocked shots (53, 2.0) ? Made 9-of-21 3-point attempts (42.9 percent) ? Just missed (6 rebounds) becoming first Western player since 1975-76 to average double figures in points and rebounds ? Scored double figures in 26 of 27 games and 43 of last 46 ? Grabbed career-high 20 rebounds vs. Central Washington on 3/5/03 and matched career high in points with 35 vs. Alaska Anchorage on 2/13/03 ? GNAC Player of the Week for Feb. 9-15 ? Second-team Daktronics West Region all-star and first-team GNAC all-star as junior ? Started all 27 games on 21-6 squad ? Led team in scoring with 13.6 average and free throw percentage at 89.0 (121-of-136), being second in field goal accuracy (60.6 percent, 123-of-203), rebounds (7.9) and blocks (1.5) ? Ranked No.10 nationally and second among league leaders in free throw shooting ? Also second in GNAC in field goal accuracy, fourth in blocks and sixth in rebounds ? Led team with 21 double-figure scoring games and tied for team lead in double-doubles (points and rebounds) with six ? Made 32 straight free throws during one stretch, school record being 37 ? GNAC Player of the Week for Jan. 13-19 and Jan.27-Feb.2 ? Scored 31 points vs. Central Washington on 1/31/02, hitting 10-of-11 field goals and 11-of-12 free throws ? Honorable mention Pacific West Conference West Division all-star and Little All-Northwest as sophomore on 27-4 team that won NCAA Division II West Regional title and reached semifinal at Elite Eight ? Played in 30 games, starting last 28 ? Averaged 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds, shooting 54.7 percent from the field and 84.6 percent (ranked 33rd nationally) at the line, both team-leading figures ? Ranked among Top 10 in PacWest in rebounds, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocked shots (1.2) ? Scored double figures in 22 games, having 37 points and 19 rebounds in two Elite Eight contests ? Had career high 35 points vs. Hawaii Pacific on 2/3/01 (12-of-16 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws) ? PacWest Player of the Week for Jan.28-Feb.3 ? PacWest Freshman of the Year and PacWest Tournament all-star in 1999-2000 ? Played in 27 games, making 26 starts, as redshirt freshman on 17-10 team ? In PacWest semifinal game, scored 28 points on 12-of-14 field goal shooting, the third-highest point total by freshman in school history ? Averaged 12.7 points on 60.8 percent (138-227) field goal shooting, which ranked 10th nationally, 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks ? Scored double figures in 18 games, averaging 20.6 points in last five contests ? Most Improved Award winner ? Four letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention USA Today all-USA and first-team Washington State Sportwriters Association all-State selection as senior at Rogers High School ... First-team Tacoma News Tribune all-Area and Most Valuable Player of South Puget Sound League ... Tacoma Athletic Commission Pierce County all-Area MVP ... First-team state all-tournament selection ... Helped Rams to 24-5 record, league title and sixth place at Class 4A state tourney ... Averaged 19.8 points and league-leading 10.4 rebounds ... Grabbed 292 rebounds, a school record, and scored 541 points, the second-highest total in school history ... Had career field goal percentage of 54.0, a school record ... Had career highs of 38 points and 16 rebounds in state quarterfinal win ... Second-team all-league as junior, leading league in rebounds ... Started and lettered two years ... Also lettered four years in tennis ... Team captain.

PERSONAL: Major is business ... His father, Ake, played basketball at Pacific Lutheran University, and his brother, Kristoffer, played basketball at Pacific (Ore.) University.