Palacio was also named to league’s cross country silver anniversary squad
2006 ESPN The Magazine Third-Team Academic All-American ... only the second Navy runner in program history to earn academic All-America honors ... 2006 Patriot League Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... first Midshipmen to earn the league's yearly recognition ... three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member ... named to the Superintendent's List in each of the past-two semesters and has earned Commandant's List distinction in all-six semesters.
First Midshipman in program history to compete in two events (100-meter hurdles and pole vault) at the NCAA East Regional ... two-time All-East performer in the pole vault during the 2005 and `06 ECAC Indoor Championship ... also earned All-East honors in the 60- and 100-meter hurdles and indoor pole vault in 2006 ... two-time First-Team All-Patriot League runner in the 100-meter hurdles ... as a sophomore, she earned first-team all-league accolades in the 60-meter hurdles and indoor pole vault ... captured first-team all-league honors in the 55-meter hurdles as a junior.
In the Record Books:
Owns the six-fastest times in program history in the 100-meter hurdles ... name also appears five times among the top-10 marks in school history in the 55-meter hurdles and 60-meter hurdles ... has cracked into the top-10 in the indoor pole vault twice and once in the outdoor pole vault.
Set school record in the 100-meter hurdles during the ECAC Championship ... completed in 13.95 seconds, becoming the first Midshipman to run the event in less than 14.00 seconds ... established Patriot League Championship records in the 55- and 100-meter hurdles ... during the indoor championship, she ran the 55-meter hurdles in 8.05 seconds, a career-best mark ... at the outdoor championship, she completed the 100-meter hurdles in 14.02 seconds ... posted four first-place performances in the 55-meter hurdles and indoor pole vault ... during the outdoor campaign, won the 100-meter hurdles five times and once in the long jump and pole vault ... in a first-place effort in the indoor pole vault against Army, she cleared a career-best height of 12'8" (3.86 meters) ... surpassed 12'5-1/2" (3.80 meters) at the Penn Relays during the outdoor season ... soared 18'8-3/4" (5.71 meters) in the long jump at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship.
Set season-mark with a 8.89 in the semifinal round of the 60-meter hurdles before posting a 8.91 showing to claim the title ... cleared 12'3-1/2" in the pole vault to lead all competitors ... with her 12'6" effort in the pole vault at the ECAC Indoor Championship ... owned Navy's top-efforts in the indoor and outdoor pole vault events ... recorded four first-place showings in the indoor pole vault event ... claimed first in the pole vault versus Army in the outdoor meet ... recorded season-best time in the outdoor 100-meter hurdles with a 14.75 effort in that meet.
Finished first at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.17 seconds ... placed second in both the 60-meter hurdles (8.87 seconds) and pole vault (11'9-3/4") at the Patriot League Championship ... posted the team's top-indoor height in the pole vault with a mark of 12'3-1/2" versus Army ... also ran an indoor career-best time of 8.31 against Army in the 55-meter hurdles ... posted an indoor career-best time of 17'5" in the long jump versus Columbia ... ran a season-best outdoor time of 14.91 in the 100-meter hurdles versus Army.
Attended Garden Spot High School ... earned four letters in track and three in volleyball ... won three medals at the 2002 Pennsylvania State Championship ... set league records in the pole vault and hurdles ... was crowned a district pole vault champion in 2003.
Daughter of Wolfram and Arlene Andrews ... born May 31, 1985, in Lancaster, Pa. ... majoring in quantitative economics.