Prior to Tulsa: Two-year letterwinner at University of South Florida ... named to the All-Big East Second Team as a freshman in 2011 as she paced the league and ranked 20th nationally in service aces per set with a 0.44 clip ... led the team with a 3.65 kills per set, which ranked third in the Big East ... had a 4.15 kills per set in league play in 2011 ... Totaled 621 kills, 76 blocks, 515 digs, 77 serivce aces in 53 matches.
High School: Competed for the Belgian National Team at the Junior World Championship in the summer of 2011 ... led the Belgian Youth National Team to a Gold medal in the Young Olympic Games in August of 2010 ... played for the VC Mosan Yvior Club team in Belgium's premier league, the Honor Division.
Personal: Born Valerie Laura El Houssine on Aug. 17, 1993 in Antwerp, Belgium ... daughter of Ali El Houssine and Marleen Verret ... favorite professional volleyball player is Logan Tom ... favorite movie is The Notebook and favorite TV show is "Castle"... majoring in management & marketing
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