Inductees 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.
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.
Ulrich has coached in the Junior Football League and youth baseball for 32 years, while also serving as president of numerous youth leagues and director of the Peoria Diocesan basketball tournament. He began volunteering as coach for the Richwoods Browns JFL team in 1971 and served in a coaching or administrative capacity for the Richwoods JFL program from 1971-89. In addition, he served as a coach and president of the Richwoods League League, as well as Pony League, from 1975-85. During that same period, he coached the Bergan All-Star Pony League from 1981-84. In his role as St. Thomas Grade School athletic director for 32 years, Ulrich directed the 11 boys (six) and girls (five) basketball teams for 27 years, scheduling tournaments, ordering uniforms and hiring officials among his many duties. He also served as director of the Peoria Diocesan Tournament for 14 years. Ulrich coached basketball at Peoria Heights Grade School from 2006-11 and he volunteered as manager of a fastpitch team in the Peoria Park District Softball League for 23 years, while also playing on the team for several seasons. He currently is completing his two-year stint as the St. Philomena School 5th Grade boys basketball team and is preparing for his second year of coaching in the Irish youth baseball program.