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.
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.
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.
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