Valerie Ventura - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#2 Valerie Ventura

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

Career Highlights
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020)

2020 | Redshirt Freshman
Appeared in 24 games and made 18 starts at third base… Hit .263 with one double, six RBIs and two walks… Made first collegiate appearance as a pinch runner and scored a run against UTEP (Feb. 7)… Collected first collegiate hit in first start at FGCU (Feb. 16)… Registered first two hit game against Villanova (Feb. 28)… Hit first double against Villanova (Feb. 29)… Notched first RBI against South Dakota State (Feb. 21).

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 RBIs, 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 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 three-run walk-off 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.

Daughter of Andy and Nancy Ventura… Has two siblings, Andrew and Krystin.