MacMurray College Athletics

Palmer Field

Constructed in 2003 as part of the Campaign for the Highlanders, Palmer Field is the official home of Highlander softball. The field is located in the southern area of campus across from Freesen Field. It includes site preparation, dugouts, a scoreboard, a new backstop and fencing, and stadium-quality bleachers located behind the backstop.

Alfred Bradford "Brad" Jensen III, a class of 1974 psychology and philosophy/religion major, made a naming gift for the field in honor of Dr. Richard Palmer, Joseph R. Harker professor emeritus of philosophy, in appreciation of the influence that Dr. Palmer has had on his life and in recognition of Dr. Palmer's support of women's athletics on campus.