Tammy Van Oppen was a 4-year starter for Limestone basketball. She led the Rockets to 3 state appearances, culminating with a 2nd place 1992 finish and a 32-1 record. The leading tourney scorer, she was All-State, All-Tourney and won the title of Ms. Basketball-Illinois.
Tammy started her collegiate career at South Florida, where she set the freshman scoring record with 494 points for the 1993-94 season. Transferring to Bradley her last two seasons, she ended her career there with 763 points, 15.0 ppg, 6.8 rebounds and is currently 10th in school history in blocked shots. She was a 2-time All-Conference pick and a 2-time MVC Player of the Week. Van Oppen finished her collegiate career with 1,600 career points.