Palermo wins Helen Stephens Award at WWU

Palermo_JamieJamie Palermo of Santa Fe, N.M., is the 2013 recipient of the
Helen Stephens Award at William Woods University.
The Helen Stephens Award is presented annually to an
outstanding junior
student-athlete who has achieved
excellence both in the classroom
and in the area of
intercollegiate athletics.  This award is presented to a student who demonstrates
the talent, discipline and desire that best
describes the legacy of William Woods alumna and
Olympic champion, Helen Stephens.The Helen Stephens Award is selected by the athletic department and is regarded
as the
department’s highest honor.

Palermo is a stand-out athlete in both golf and
soccer. Her soccer achievements include first team Academic All-American Midwest
Conference, Academic All-American Midwest
Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District.
Her golf honors include All-American Midwest
Conference, member of the NAIA National
Championship All-Tournament Team, NAIA All-American
(First Team), third
place NAIA National
Championship Qualifier, Capital One
CoSIDA Academic All-District
First Team At-Large and Capital One
CoSIDA Academic All-American
Third Team At-Large.
Palermo also set the WWU record for a low
72-hole score with a 295 (73-74-75-73; +3). At the time
it was tied for best overall score by
either gender,
and is still the best four-round “to-par” score for either program.
Along with her numerous
athletic achievements, Palermo is actively involved on campus. She is a member
of Collegiate DECA, SWAT (Student Website
Advancement Team), a peer
mentor and a former Freshman
Advantage mentor. Palermo is also a founding member of the National Society
of Leadership and Success and is a member of President’s Twenty.
Palermo is double majoring in management
information systems and business administration with a concentration in economics and
finance. She has played on the soccer team for two
years and on the golf team for three