Amber Palermo
Amber Palermo
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Winder, Ga.
Previous School: Winder-Barrow HS

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Raced in five meets on the season including the PBC Championships … Best 6K time was 24:14.2 at the PBC Championships Oct. 22 and her best finish was fourth overall at the Jaguar XC Challenge Oct. 14 … Finished inside the top 30 in three events … Helped Augusta earn a top 10 regional ranking and third place at the conference finals … Contributed to the Jaguars being named a NCAA DII All-Academic Team.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Received the Coaches Award at the Augusta University Athletics Awards Banquet … Raced in all six meets on the season for the Jags … Best 6K time was 25:06.0 at the Wingate Bulldog Stampede … Low finish was 29th the Royals XC Challenge … Helped team to a No. 6 Southeast Region ranking.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Raced in all six meets on the year … Best finish was 10 that the Georgia College Invitational on Sept. 12, 2014 … Took 35 at the PBC Championships on Nov. 8, 2014 and posted her best 6K time at the league championship … Helped the Jaguars reach the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Cross Country Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, Ga., in 2014 … Lettered in cross-country under coach Michael Lofton for three years and track and field for four years … Holds the 800m school record at Winder-Barrow and was a Region Champion for cross-country.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 29, 1996 in Houston, Texas … Daughter to Debra and Chad Palermo and sister to Tiffani … Plans on majoring in kinesiology.