Tamara Butler
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Tamara Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Centennial

Last College:
Lincoln Land CC

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

Birthdate:
01/28/1986

2007-08: Appeared in 15 games ... scored a season-high four points against Loyola (11/29) and Northern Illinois (12/31) ... grabbed a season-best two rebounds six times.

2006-07: Appeared in 24 games ... averaged 2.8 ppg and 2.2 rpg ... scored a season-best nine points (4-for-8 shooting) in 26 minutes against Southern Illinois (2/4) ... had a season-best six rebounds against Evansville (2/2) ... in conference play, averaged 10.9 minutes per contest ... scored seven points in 17 minutes in ISU's triple-overtime win over Rice in the WNIT (3/15).

At Lincoln Land Community College: 2006 NJCAA Third-Team All-American ... NJCAA Region 24 First-Team selection ... ranked fifth in the NJCAA in rebounding ... averaged nearly 16 points and 14 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... led the team in both of those categories in addition to steals ... helped guide the Loggers to a 24-8 record en route to the Region 24 title game ... LLCC, an NJCAA Division II school, finished the 2005-06 season ranked No. 20 in the nation ... helped the Loggers to a 16-14 record in 2004-05.

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Cenetennial High School ... two-time Big 12 Conference First Team selection ... 2004 Illinois Miss Basketball finalist ... second-team all-state pick as a senior ... all-area and all-region honoree in 2004 ... school record-holder in career rebounds ... team captain and MVP in her final season ... played in the 2004 IBCA All-Star Game ... prep coach was Tim Fairchild.

Personal: Tamara Alexis Butler ... born January 28, 1986, in Champaign, Ill. ... daughter of Ethel Wilson ... majoring in recreation and parks administration and management..