Butler High 1972-1976
Valerie was recognized as an All-State performer in 1975 and 1976 and helped bring a measure of success that continues today for the Butler Bears. She amassed statistics that still remain at the top of the KHSAA record books. In state tournament play, she had 24 rebounds in one game and an amazing 73 total tournament rebounds. Valerie was as All-State and All-State Tournament Team selection in 1975 and 1976. Her nickname ‘Artis”, after the famed Artis Gilmore, was an accurate and well-earned title.