Gaby Palmeri
Gaby  Palmeri


Davis, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS


Outside Hitter



109 Waves Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.


Three Waves Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Senior Gaby Palmeri and junior Ashley Morgan garnered WCC All-Academic first team accolades.


Waves Upset #11 San Diego on Senior Night

Seniors Gaby Palmeri (10), Brooke Honeycutt (7) and Reegan Dennis (14) were honored.


Waves Crash Down on San Francisco 3-1

Hannah Frohling led the Waves in kills for the fifth-consecutive match with 17.


Waves Best Santa Clara in Four Sets

Hannah Frohling led the Waves with 15 kills on a .344 hitting percentage.


Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's

Waves fell 1-3 to the Gaels.


Women's Volleyball vs. Alabama

Waves beat Alabama 3-1.


Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

Waves beat LMU 3-2 at home.


Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga

Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga (Photos by Martin A. Folb)


Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts

Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Photos by Jeff Golden)


Earned WCC All-Academic first team status for three consecutive seasons and picked up Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete honors twice and WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll three times, twice in the “silver” category … Competed in 87 matches and 261 total sets in four seasons as a Wave … Has a career hitting percentage of .211 after posting 1.93 kills … Tabbed 504 total kills, 175 digs, 130 blocks, 18 assists and four aces … Tallied a career-best 16 kills and 13 digs at Creighton (9/12/14) … Hit double-figure kills on 17 occasions … Amassed a career-high .529 hitting percentage (9-0-17) vs. Gonzaga (11/1/14) … Credited with a career-best five blocks at Santa Clara (11/15/14), Santa Clara (11/10/16) and San Diego on senior night (11/22/16) .

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2016: Tabbed to WCC All-Academic first team … Played in 16 matches and 48 sets as a senior … Tallied 1.54 kills/set with 74 total kills and 32 errors on 240 swings to post a .175 hitting percentage … Also amassed 0.48 digs/set (23) and 0.54 blocks/set (26) … Tabbed double-figure kills once … Tabbed a career-best five blocks against Santa Clara (11/10/16) and San Diego on senior night (11/22/16).

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2015: WCC All-Academic first team … Earned Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete honors … Garnered WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” accolades … Played in 30 matches, while making 20 starts for the Waves last season … Competed in 92 total sets … Amassed 1.82 kills/set, 2.03 points/set, 0.46 digs/set and 0.41 blocks/set … Posted 167 kills with a .200 success rate … Amassed four double-figure kill matches, including a season-best 14 against Loyola Marymount (9/26) … Had six or more kills in 17 different matches … Tabbed five digs twice, against UC Santa Barbara (8/29) and Alabama (8/29) … Tallied four blocks twice, against UC Santa Barbara (8/29) and Florida Atlantic (9/4).

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2014: Started in all 30 matches and appeared in 108 sets ... WCC All-Academic first team pick ... Ranked third on the team with 257 kills for a 2.38 average ... Surpassed double figures in kills 12 times ... Ranked second on the team with 62 total blocks for a 0.57 average ... Led Pepperdine with a career-high 16 kills and a career-high 13 digs at Creighton (9/12) for her first collegiate double-double ... Swung at a career-high .529 (9-0-17) clip vs. Gonzaga (11/1) ... Put down 15 kills on 30 errorless swings (.500) vs. Oral Roberts (8/30) ... Also charted a .500 hitting percentage at San Francisco (11/13) with 10 kills off of 20 errorless attempts ... Paced the Waves with 15 kills in a 3-2 win at Saint Mary's (9/25) ... Also charted 12 kills vs. the Gaels for her second and final double-double of the year ... Credited with a career-high five blocks at Santa Clara (11/15) ... Totaled 13 assists, four aces, 107 digs and 295.0 points ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.

PEPPERDINE SAND 2014: Squad member during 2014 season.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2013: Appeared in 11 matches and 13 sets during rookie season ... Tallied two kills, two digs and two blocks at Saint Mary's (10/12) ... Also had a pair of blocks vs. Loyola Marymount (11/16) ... Totaled six kills while hitting .077, three digs and four blocks ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2010 USA Volleyball A2 team.

CLUB: Played for Force Performance Volleyball Club from 2008-10 before finishing club career at the Northern California Volleyball Club ... Most recently placed fifth with her 18s club in the open division of the USAV Junior National Championship ... Picked up a third-place finish in the national division the year prior and a second-place showing in the national division in 2011 ... Member of the 2011 National Division MVP team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2013 ... Sacramento Bee Player of the Year as a senior ... 2012 MaxPreps California All-State Division I MVP and first-team selection ... Delta River League MVP as a senior and co-MVP as a junior ... 2012-13 Sacramento River Cats Volleyball Player of the Year ... 2012 MaxPreps All-American second team honoree ... Ranked #67 on prepvolleyball.com's list of "Senior Aces" ... Earned a spot on the Delta River League first-team roster as a senior and junior and was an honorable mention as a sophomore and freshman ... Sacramento Bee All-Metro first team as a senior and junior, and a second-team selection sophomore ... Led squad to a second-place finish at the 2012 Division I State Championship and a fifth-place finish in 2011 ... Four-time Delta River League Champs ... Four-time San Joaquin section champs ... 2012 NorCal champions ... Played alongside teammates who went on to play at several different college programs including UCLA (Zoe Nightingale), UC Santa Barbara (Megan Sullivan, Noa Nightingale), Gonzaga (Paige Folger), Montana State (Loni Kreun, Dana Vestman) and UC Davis (Allie Wegner) ... Graduated in the top 3-percent of her class.

PERSONAL: Born in Dayton, Ohio ... Daughter of Mark Palmeri and Cynthia Ramos ... Father is an emergency room physician while mother works as an OB/GYN ... Has four siblings, Ivan, Jack, Sophia and Sidney ... Double majoring in biology and political science ... Chose Pepperdine because "Pepperdine offered the perfect combination of athletic competitiveness, academic diversity and international study opportunities. Plus, nothing beats Malibu" ... Is a black belt in karate ... An avid reader, hiker, kayaker, yogi, concert goer and biker.

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Philip Noel-Baker ... Favorite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... Favorite movie is The Darjeeling Limited ... Favorite tv shows are Community, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report ... Favorite musical artist is Tame Impala ... Favorite food is fish tacos.

Our favorite photos from Gaby's sophomore season last fall!

Posted by Pepperdine Women's Volleyball on Friday, June 5, 2015

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