Mike Palm
40  Mike Palm
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Puyallup, WA

High School:
Rogers

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 230

Position:
C

Age:
23


06/03/2014

WWU announces 2013-14 Athletes of the Year

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

12/17/2013

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.