Valerie de Pourtales Athlete Profile

#5 Valerie de Pourtales

Position: Setter Height: 5-9 Roster Years: 1979-1982 Hometown: Villa Park, CA

At BYU

  • Majored in economics with plans to study law after graduation
  • An honors program student and Trustees Scholar
  • Had two years of varsity experience
  • Team captain in 1981 and 1982
  • From coach Elaine Michaelis: "Valerie is an aggressive competitor and an accomplished setter."
  • Played in every BYU game her freshman year
  • 1980 conference stats: 12 aces, 108 kills, 194 assists, 45 saves
  • Had a serving percentage of 99 percent in 1979 with only two errors of 180 attempts
  • Was seventh in the conference in defense with 15 stuff blocks, 78 digs and 93 defense points in 1979
  • Participated in volleyball clinics and played doubles, sand and indoor volleyball while spending the summer of 1982 in Washington D. C. working with the Senate Joint Economic Committee
  • Named MVP of 1982 BYU Preview Invitation