El Houssine Joins Tulsa Volleyball Program
Feb. 26, 2013
TULSA, Okla. -
Valerie El Houssine has joined The University of Tulsa volleyball squad, Head Coach Steven McRoberts announced today.
El Houssine, a transfer from USF, is a 5-11 outside hitter that brings not only college experience, but international experience as well.
El Houssine was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team as a freshman in 2011 for the Bulls, as she paced the league and ranked 20th nationally in services aces per set with a 0.44 clip. She also led USF with a kills per set average of 3.65, which ranked third in the BIG EAST, and had a kills per set clip of 4.15 during league play. El Houssine was second on the team in digs per set with a 2.12 average.
A native of Eghezee, Belgium, El Houssine competed for the Belgian National Team at the Junior World Championship in the summer of 2011, and led the Belgian Youth National Team to a gold medal in the Young Olympic Games in August of 2010. She also played for the VC Mosan Yvoir Club team in Belgium’s premier league, The Honor Division.
“We are extremely excited to have Valerie join our team this fall,” McRoberts said. “She brings a lot of experience not only collegiately, but also internationally. She is a great student in the classroom as well. Val has close to a 4.0 GPA and that shows me a lot about her discipline off the court. Valerie is a six rotation outside hitter and her serve is definitely a weapon. She makes our team better.”
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