Biography:

• First competed at the Canadian Team Trials at the age of 13
• Went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on an NCAA bowling scholarship where she became a three-time All-American and 2009 NCAA National Champion
• Finished in 4th at the 2017 US Women’s Open tournament, losing only to the eventual champion during the televised finals
• Won gold at the 2017 Canadian Team Trials
• Placed a career-best 23rd at the 2017 World Championships in Las Vegas

A Little More About Valerie

Getting into the Sport: After failing to qualify for Canada’s youth team at the age of 13, she set a goal to make the senior team within the next couple years because “I wanted to compete with the best of the best” … Outside Interests: Received a bachelor degree in nutrition, exercise, and health science and dietetics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln … Earned her Masters degree in nutrition in 2013… Works as a registered dietician and health coach when not bowling… Loves strength training, hiking, and skiing during the offseason…Odds and Ends: Collects postcards and shot glasses wherever she travels… Favourite quote “Champions don’t show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have.”