Third-year Clipper Top 5 In Several Categories
Valerie Robinson is a third year Clipper from Saskatoon, SK. The 5’ 11” forward is a huge presence on the court for the Briercrest women’s basketball team, leading the team in several stats categories.
<strong>More than just basketball</strong>
Robinson played for Evan Hardy high school in Saskatoon, from 2004 – 08. Her career was highlighted by making it to Hoopla in her Grade 12 year. Having an older brother who played basketball for the Briercrest men’s program, Robinson also wanted to have the Briercrest Experience. She knew it was a place where she could grow in all areas of her life.
“The opportunity to play on a team where the people care as much about the person you are becoming as well as your improvement and success is a huge blessing”, said the third-year post.
Robinson’s time with the Clippers has been nothing short of a great experience.
“Playing for Briercrest has brought me a lot of joy, allowing me to learn about God and myself through the people I’m surrounded with and the game I love.”
<strong>Becoming a team leader</strong>
In her first year with the Clippers, Robinson earned the honor of being name the team’s Most Improved Player, and she has continued to improve ever since. This season she is top five in the ACAC South Division in three of six stats categories. She leads the Clippers in points per game with 13.5, which is good enough for sixth overall in the ACAC South. Robinson is also second overall in the division for both field goal percentage (0.495) and rebounds (9.0/game). With an average of 0.60 blocks per game, she is fifth overall.
<strong>A few of her favorite things</strong>
Outside of basketball, Robinson likes to play guitar and games such as cribbage. She is a Philadelphia Phillies fan and her favorite movie is “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. Dark chocolate is her favorite food. Travelling is something she also enjoys, with her favorite experience being a trip to Germany in Grade 11 on a soccer exchange.
Her favorite part of Briercrest outside of athletics is the social atmosphere of the campus.
“The people that I have met and the joy that has come from those friendships is amazing . . . I just really enjoy being a part of the close-knit community here.”
Robinson is working on her AA in Social Sciences degree at Briercrest and has plans to possibly take a few years off of school once she completes it. During that time she would like to travel and do volunteer work overseas, before going back to school to work on furthering her education.