At Stanford, Val was a part of two NCAA championship teams, three Final Fours and won four Pac-12 Championships. In addition, she graduated Stanford as the Pac-12 all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Some of her honors include, two-time National Player of the Year Finalist, two-time All-American, two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and ESPY Award Nominee. Val has been featured on FoxNews, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Essence Magazine and ESPN.com.
Even though Val is a mom of two boys, she has a passion for seeing girls empowered through their involvement in sports. Val was awarded the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award and the Mayoral Award for Distinguished Citizen and Outstanding Service to Youth because of her life-skills program for female athletes. This program was also featured in the national media.
Val is a Certified Life Skills Instructor as well as a Certified Performance Edge Coach. She also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance. She has mentored thousands of athletes who not only played basketball in college and professionally but also became citizens who contribute positively to their communities.