Valerie (Verducci) DeAngelis
Valerie (Verducci) DeAngelis

Valerie (Verducci) DeAngelis

Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field

Grad Year: 1997

Year Inducted: 2007

Valerie (Verducci) DeAngelis was a three-sport student-athlete who ran track & field and cross country, while also playing basketball, from 1993-97. She competed at the 1997 NCAA Div. III Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 400 meter hurdles. The East Greenwich, Rhode Island native is the RIC record-holder in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles with times of 16.10 and 64.68, respectively, set in 1997. She also earned All-ECAC, All-New England and All-Little East honors in both indoor and outdoor track during her four-year career.

DeAngelis was also a two-year starter as a point guard in women’s basketball, serving as team captain during her senior campaign. She is tied for the school record for the most steals in a game (eight). She received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the R.I.A.I.A.W. in 1996, RIC’s Helen M. Murphy Award in 1997 and was named to the College’s All-75th Anniversary Women’s Track & Field Team in 2005.

DeAngelis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rhode Island College  in 1997 and received her M.Ed. in physical education from Delta State University in 1998. She is currently a teacher and coach at Byng ISD in Oklahoma.

DeAngelis resides in Ada, Oklahoma with her husband Brian. They have two children: Brianna (6) and Kaylee (3).