Rowan Palmer
Rowan Palmer
State: Tennessee
Year: So.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Hardin Valley Academy
Major: B.S. Mechanical Engineering ABET
Residential College: Pauli Murray

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.525 (3/24/2018)

2019: Exhibitioned on vault ... Member of ECAC Division One Academic All-Team

Summer 2018: Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) research intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Study Abroad in Dubrovnik, Croatia: Southeastern European History and Culture. 

2018: Competed on vault ... Exhibitioned on beam ... Season high score of 9.525 on vault ... Competed unoffically on beam at Bridgeport (9.150) ... Earned vault career-high at ECAC championships (9.525) ...

High School: Level 10 gymnast from Tataru's Gymnastics training center in Knoxville, Tennessee...2nd on vault at the 2014 Eastern National Championships...Multiple time Regional competitor...

Questions with Palmer:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "My sister is by far my biggest influence. She is always incredibly passionate about the what she does, and works incredibly hard to achieve her goals. She is on of my biggest supporters, and is always there to cheer me on, help me through time times, and make me laugh. She has shown me what is possible as an athlete, a student, an engineer, and a woman in STEM."

Favorite event? Why? "Beam, because whenever I get in the zone and enjoy being present and confident, I feel like I'm capable of anything."

Why Yale?: "I chose Yale because of the amazing sense of community, along with the ability to continue to challenge myself and grow as both a student and an athlete. Yale provides an opportunity to explore STEM and engineering within a liberal arts college, while also valuing the dedication and hard work required for athletics."