Val Whiting

Former WNBA Star, Stanford All-American

National Advisory Board

Val Whiting is former ABL player, WNBA player and Stanford All-American. She has represented the USA Basketball on several occasions and in 2006 was named by ESPN Magazine a Top 25 Women’s Basketball Player in the history of the NCAA. At Stanford, Val was a part of two NCAA championship teams, three Final Fours and won four Pac-10 Championships. In addition, she finished at Stanford as the Pac-10 all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Some of her honors include, two-time National Player of the Year Finalist, two-time All-American, Pac-10 Female Athlete of the Year and ESPY Award Nominee. Val graduated from Stanford with a degree in Biology and was admitted to several medical schools. She deferred med school to play professional basketball, playing from 1994-2002. Val was selected as a member of the ABL’s Inaugural All-Star team and left the ABL as one of a few players to score 1000 points. She was then drafted by the WNBA team, Detroit Shock. With Detroit, Val was among league leaders in rebounding and helped lead her team to their first ever play-off bid.

Even though Val is a mom of two teen boys, she has a passion for seeing girls empowered through their involvement in sports. Val was awarded the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award and the Mayoral Award for Distinguished Citizen and Outstanding Service to Youth for her commitment to youth development. She is also a Certified Life Skills Instructor. For her business accomplishments, she was recognized as her home state’s “Top 35 Women in Business”. One fun fact about Val is that the reality show, MTV Made, chose her to appear in an episode as an MTV Made Coach.