Valenzuela, a former standout at Stanford University, will make her fourth U.S. Women's Open start after getting inside the top 75 of the Rolex Rankings on July 3. Born in New York City to a Mexican father and French mother, Valenzuela spent most of her childhood living in Switzerland and represents the country in international competition. Her father, Alberto, played golf at UCLA. Albane represented Switzerland in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as an amateur, and again as a professional in 2021 in Tokyo. In 2019, Valenzuela was named the Pacific-12 Conference's Player of the Year (she captured the individual Pac-12 title that year) and was a first-team All-American. Valenzuela twice reached the championship match of the U.S. Women's Amateur, losing in 2017 to Sophia Schubert and 2019 to Gabriela Ruffels. Her younger brother, Alex, plays at Southern Methodist University. In the fall of 2019, Valenzuela earned her LPGA Tour card by tying for sixth in the Q-Series.