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Valerie  El Houssine
18   Valerie El Houssine


Longchamps, Belgium

Last College:
South Florida


Outside Hitter


Career at Tulsa: A returning letterwinner ... has played in 28 career matches and has recorded 14 matches with double-digit kills and 23 matches with double-digit digs.

Junior (2013): Played in 28 matches and 110 sets ... recorded 270 kills, 2.45 kills per set, 400 digs, 3.64 digs per set, 34 blocks, 0.31 blocks per set, 304.0 points and 2.76 points per set ... totaled 93 kills, 2.27 kills per set, 140 digs, 3.41 digs per set, 17 blocks, 0.41 blocks per set, 107.0 points and 2.61 points per set in league matches ... ranked 16th in C-USA with a 3.63 digs per set overall and 16th with a 3.41 digs per set in league matches ... registered a career-high 20 kills and added 25 digs at UAB (9/29) and was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week on that following Monday, where she also hit .346 (20-2-52) against the Blazers ... tallied 11 double-doubles on the season ... recorded nine-plus digs in 23 of 26 matches and 20-plus digs in five of 26 matches ... recorded a career-high 26 digs against Oral Roberts (9/3) ... compiled four blocks against Rice (10/4) ... was named to the Dayton Invitational All-Tournament Team.

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