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Katharine Palmer
Katharine  Palmer

Administrative Assistant

Katharine Palmer is in her second year with the men's basketball program and seventh at Virginia. She provides operational support and is the first point of contact in the men's basketball office. Palmer also serves as an important piece in recruiting efforts by creating and designing all materials. Additionally, she assists in coordinating travel arrangements and contributes to the oversight of the program's newsletters and social media efforts.

Palmer previously spent five years as an assistant director with the University of Virginia Athletics Media Relations office. She worked with the Cavalier field hockey, swimming and diving and softball teams. Palmer was named to Swimming World's honorable mention list three times for their annual SID of the Year award and led all publicity efforts for six Virginia athletes leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

Before arriving at UVa, Palmer, a native of Defiance, Ohio, spent two years at the University of Wisconsin where she worked with the women's soccer team and assisted in publicity for the football and women's basketball programs.

Palmer graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in communications in 2005. She worked four years in the athletics communications office as an undergraduate and interned for a semester with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2003.

Palmer teaches high school Sunday School at Peace Lutheran Church and works with the youth on a weekly basis. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) and resides in Charlottesville.


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