GW Softball Standout One of 14 Awardees
Costlow, Gray Take Home All-Conference Honors
Senior Set New Career Hits Record Over Weekend
Colonials Conclude 2015 Season with Sweep of URI
Colonials Honor Seniors, Take Two from Rhode Island
Enters the season as GW's all-time leader in career doubles (41), home runs (28), RBIs (128), extra-base hits (72) and slugging percentage (.622) ... Also ranks second all-time at GW in career hits (163), batting average (.345), runs scored (103) and total bases (294), third in on-base percentage (.417), fifth in triples (3), walks (48) and assists (283), sixth in hit-by-pitch (12) and stolen base attempts (34), seventh in chances (604), eighth in steals (22) and at-bats (473) and ninth in games started (153) ... Only Colonial ever with three seasons of at least 50 hits and 30 RBIs ... Will enter the season tied for eighth among active players in all of Division I in doubles.
2014: Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Started all 48 games in which she played at shortstop ... Set a GW single-season record with 19 doubles, which led the Atlantic 10, and matched her own mark with 25 extra-base hits ... Batted .355 (50-for-141) with a team-best 42 RBIs and 87 total bases ... Tied for the team lead with six home runs ... Ranked second on the team in average (.355), hits (50), runs scored (28), slugging percentage (.617), walks (17) and on-base percentage (.439) and was fourth with 12 stolen bases in 17 attempts ... Her 42 RBIs rank third on GW's single-season list, while her .355 average and .617 slugging percentage rank sixth, her 50 hits, 87 total bases and .439 on-base percentage seventh, five hit-by-pitch eighth, six home runs and 28 runs ninth and 12 steals 10th ... Ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in RBIs and 13th in average ... Ranked fifth in the nation in doubles per game (0.40) ... GW's primary No. 3-hitter in the lineup ... Second on the team with 15 multi-hit games and notched a team-high 11 multi-RBI efforts ... Batted .423 (33-for-78) with runners on base, including .464 (26-for-56) with runners in scoring position ... Reached base at a .500 clip (11-for-22) as the leadoff hitter in an inning ... Hit .306 (19-for-62) with 12 RBIs with two outs ... Batted .333 (16-for-48) with six doubles and 12 RBIs in Atlantic 10 play ... Her six doubles against conference opponents ranked second in the league ... Hit .500 (16-for-32) with seven doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs and six runs scored during a nine-game hitting streak from March 9-20 ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on March 17 ... Third Colonial ever to receive multiple Player of the Week awards ... Scored four runs in the second game of the Cornell doubleheader, matching GW's single-game record ... Hit .571 (12-for-21) with three doubles, two homers, 11 RBIs and five runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak from April 19-May 3 ... Reached base safely in the final eight games of the season ... Drove in three runs four times in a 10-game stretch from April 16-May 3 and five times on the season ... Was hit by a pitch twice against Saint Louis (April 26), matching GW's single-game record ... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team by College Sports Madness ... Served as team co-captain for the second year in a row ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative ... Recognized on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester ... Invited to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.
2013: GW's Female Athlete of the Year ... Started all 50 games at shortstop and was the Colonials' primary No. 3 hitter ... Set GW single-season records with 53 RBIs, 43 runs scored, 25 extra-base hits, 106 total bases and a .675 slugging percentage and matched her own program mark with 11 home runs ... Also led the team in average (.363), hits (57) and doubles (12) and ranked second in walks (21) and on-base percentage (.445) ... Set new career highs in each category ... All of those numbers rank among GW's single-season top-10 marks, including average (3rd), hits (3rd), doubles (4th), walks (5th) and on-base percentage (5th) ... Her 53 RBIs ranked fourth in the Atlantic 10, while her .363 average ranked eighth ... Stole five bases in seven attempts ... Batted .409 with 10 extra-base hits, 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored against A-10 opponents ... The .409 average ranked eighth in the league ... Ranked 26th in the nation in RBIs per game (1.06) ... Hit .407 (24-for-59) with runners in scoring position ... Had 14 two-out RBIs ... Recorded a team-best 18 multi-hit games, including five three-hit efforts, and 15 multi-RBI performances, with three or more RBIs six times ... Reached base in 12 of 13 games from March 9-30, batting .425 (17-for-40) with five doubles, four home runs, 18 RBIs and 14 runs scored ... Drove in at least one run in six straight games during that stretch ... After an 0-for-2 at Towson (April 2), began another 10-game on-base streak, batting .571 (16-for-28) with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 16 runs scored from April 5-20 ... In all, reached base in 22 of 24 games from March 9-April 20 ... Went 3-for-4 with two home runs, including a walk-off two-run shot, in the first game of the St. Bonaventure doubleheader (April 13) ... She is the 12th player in school history to hit two homers in a game ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on April 15 ... Finished a single shy of the cycle at Rhode Island (April 19), going 3-for-4 with five RBIs ... Named College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks (April 15, April 22) ... Ended the season on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .458 (11-for-24) with six RBIs ... Named team MVP ... Earned Atlantic 10 preseason and postseason all-conference first team honors from College Sports Madness ... Team co-captain.
2012: Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and All-Tournament Team ... Started all 55 games at shortstop and batted in the heart of the order each game ... Put together one of the best rookie campaigns in GW history ... Set the school single-season home run record (11) and matched the school mark for RBIs (33) ... Also led the team in average (.320), hits (56), runs scored (32) total bases (101) and slugging percentage (.577) and ranked second in on-base percentage (.370) and third in doubles (10) ... Recorded 136 assists on the year, second-most in school history ... The 101 total bases were the second-most in a season in program history, while the 56 hits and 32 runs scored were third, and her .320 average was the fifth-best single-season mark ... Set program rookie records in hits, batting average, runs, homers, total bases, on-base percentage and at-bats and matched the record for RBIs ... Ranked third in the A-10 in total bases and slugging percentage ... Had a team-best 13 multi-hit games and recorded three RBIs twice ... Batted .328 in Atlantic 10 play and led the team with 21 hits, 39 total bases and five home runs ... After starting the season with just five hits in her first 38 at-bats (.161), broke out with a 4-for-4 outing against Towson (March 7) ... Put together three separate hitting streaks of five games or more and reached base in 12 consecutive games from March 16-29 ... Recorded multiple hits in four straight games from April 1-7, including back-to-back three-hit performances, batting .714 (10-for-14) with two doubles and three home runs in that span ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on April 9 ... Ended the season on a six-game hitting streak ... Hit .368 (7-for-19) with seven RBIs, six runs scored and five extra-base hits, including three home runs, in five games at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... Drove in the winning run with a suicide squeeze bunt in the top of the 14th inning to knock out defending A-10 champion Fordham and reach the title game ... A day later in the championship, tied the game in the top of the seventh with a two-run homer off A-10 Pitcher of the Year Sara Plourde ... Named team MVP at the Senior Honors Luncheon.
High School: Led team to Division I CIF Central Section State Championship in 2010 and runner-up in 2009 and 2011...helped team to three consecutive Southwest Yosemite League Championships...two-time First Team All-Power League honoree...named to Second Team All-Power League her sophomore season...two-year captain...twice named to first team all-area squad...as a senior, boasted .515 on-base percentage and had league-best .846 slugging percentage...in junior and senior years posted team-best 87 hits, nine triples and seven home runs...stole a team-leading 16 bases in 2011 while picking up 25 RBIs, scoring 28 runs and touching base in all but three contests...also plays ASA for Jets Gold in Southern California and Southern California Combat Panthers club teams...member of National Honors Society and California Scholarship Federation...earned school's Academic Award and Medical Academy Award...member of Key Club, Pacific Rim, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wigs for Kids and Medical Academy Clubs...graduated in top-14 percent of class with 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Victoria Kaleokalani Valos...born February 18, 1993...daughter of Pamela and Nicholas Valos...youngest of four children...has two brothers, Nick and Philip, and one sister, Kehulani...intends to major in psychology.