Val Whiting

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Val Whiting played professional basketball in the United States and abroad after gaining All-American status at Stanford University and Ursuline Academy. In 2007
and the NCAA named Val as one of the Top 25 NCAA players of the past 25 years. After graduating from Stanford, Val played with the Viterbo, Italy team in 1994-95, spent the next season in Brazil, and
then played three seasons in the American Basketball League with San Jose and Seattle. In 1999, Whiting was drafted by Detroit in the second round of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She
averaged 6.5 points and 6.7 rebounds in her first season, helping Detroit make the playoffs. Whiting was traded to the Minnesota Lynx in 2001 and retired after the 2002-2003 season. Whiting played
her college basketball at Stanford, where she led the Cardinal to two NCAA championships. Val was a two-time All-American selection, Pacific Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1990, and
graduated as Stanford’s all-time women’s leading scorer and rebounder. She was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, then the third woman to achieve this distinction. She was also
a two-time participant in the U.S. Olympic Festival. At Ursuline Academy, Val led her team to four Delaware scholastic basketball titles and was a multi-year All-State performer.




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