#2 Valerie Ventura

INF | RS-Freshman | 5-6 | R/R | Oxnard, Calif. | Rio Mesa HS

2019 | Freshman

Was granted a medical redshirt for her first season at Arkansas.

Prior to Arkansas:
Held a career batting average of .468 for Rio Mesa High school … Recorded 102 hits, 72 RBI, 103 Runs, 17 homers while slugging .839 … Batted .494 during her senior year of high school with 38 hits on 34 runs with 9 homers while slugging an astounding 1.012 … Led the team to a 23-0-1 record before suffering an injury during her final season at Rio Mesa … Was named to the 2015 and 2017 First Team All-Ventura County and the First team Pacific View League … 2017 All-Tournament Team for the TNT National Tournament … Hit a 3-run walkoff home run in the championship game against the Cal A’s Quales for her club team … Also lettered four years for the Rio Mesa High School girls basketball team.

Valerie is the daughter of Andy and Nancy Ventura, and has two siblings, Andrew and Krystin.