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    Valerie Muoneke

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    Last College:
    Connors State JC

    Height:
    6-2

    Position:
    Forward/Center

    Experience:
    1L

    Valerie Muoneke

    2000-01 Season (Junior)
    Poured in a career-high and game-leading 19 points shooting 9-of-12 in Houston's win over Memphis in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament on March 3 . . . Pulled down six rebounds and had three assists . . . Recorded double digits in scoring in three of the final four games of the season . . . Shot 50% (4-8) from the field for eight points in the win over Marquette Feb. 16 . . . Pulled down a team-high eight boards . . . Posted a 54.1 shooting percentage (20-37) from the charity stripe this season . . . 124 of her 203 points were scored in 16 C-USA games for an average of 7.8 per game . . . Her average was the fifth-best on the squad . . . Returned to the court for the first time following a broken finger on Dec. 30 vs Middle Tennessee . . . Scored five points and pulled down three rebounds in her return . . . Suffered a broken finger on her right hand in the Kentucky game Nov. 26 . . . Missed seven games . . . Recorded double figures six times this season . . . Made six starts and appeared in 24 games this season for an average of 18.3 minutes per game . . . Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds three times, vs McNeese State on Nov. 17, at Nebraska on Nov. 22 and vs Marquette on Feb. 16.

    Junior College/Other
    Played in 29 of 30 games for Connors State . . . Was named All-Conference (Bi-State Conference) and All-Region for Region II (NJCAA) . . . Averaged 13.4 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game and averaged 3.4 assists per game . . . Also attended Blinn Junior College.

    High School
    Attended Cypress Falls High in Houston where she helped the team to Regionals for three straight years . . . Was one of the leading scorers and rebounders in the Houston area throughout her high school career and earned MVP honors in numerous tournaments . . . Was named to First Team All-District (Cy-Fair) for two years as well as the Leading Shot Blocker in Houston.

    Personal
    Born February 14, 1980, in Ann Arbor, Michigan . . . Parents are Nik and Njideka Muoneke . . . Brother, Gabe, played for the University of Texas . . . Goes by her middle name "Valerie" . . . Majoring in educational psychology . . . Nickname is "Da-Da" . . . Hobbies include singing and card collecting.

    Tidbits on Muoneke
    Favorite Movie: The Color Purple
    Favorite TV Show: Ricki Lake
    Favorite Animal: Siberian Tiger
    Favorite Subject: Biology
    Favorite Song: Red Wine
    Favorite Place to Visit: Africa
    Favorite Athlete: Hakeem Olajuwon
    Dream Car: Mercedes Benz
    My Dream Date Would Be: Morris Chestnut
    Person I Would Most Like to be Interviewed By: Michael Jordan
    My Ideal Meal Would Be: Anything with chicken or fish
    My Teammates Think I'm: Out-spoken
    My Favorite Sport Besides Basketball: Tennis
    Best Advice: After you've given it all you got, then you can say you tried
    My Role Models are: My family
    I Hope I Accomplish My Goal of: Earning my degree
    Few People Know That I: Am a "softie"
    My Teammates think I am: Crazy

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