Senior Kevin Palmer received national recognition recently as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi guard was named the Midseason Player of the Year in the Southland Conference by The Baseline Online website.

Palmer, who is second in the Southland Conference in scoring with 20.4 points a contest, has scored 13-or-more points in every outing this season. He had a season-high 28 points at Texas a week ago which is the most scored against the Longhorns this season. On Saturday at Central Arkansas, Palmer finished with 23 points hitting 11-of-12 free throws in a win to post his eighth 20-point game of the year.

The senior is not only getting things accomplished in the scoring column but in steals as well. He was tenth in the nation as of Jan. 7 with an average of 2.8 steals a contest. He is 21st in scoring.

Palmer and his teammates travel to Texas State on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. contest. The Islanders play their first home conference game of the season Saturday at 7 p.m. versus Northwestern State on Stripes Court at the American Bank Center.