tiffany_tamminenOne of the best multi-sport athletes in the history of Salem Community High School girl’s athletics, Tiffany (Husk) Tamminen carried that distinction on to the college level.

While Tamminen competed in cross country and track during her high school career, the 1994 SCHS graduate made her biggest impact in volleyball and basketball.

Tamminen was an anchor in the middle for three consecutive Salem North Egypt Conference championship squads, a streak that began in 1991 and carried on through her senior season of 1993.

The Lady Wildcats also won regional championships during her junior and senior seasons.

Tamminen was an NEC and All-South First Team selection as a sophomore, junior and senior and won the NEC Most Valuable Player Award as a senior.

Tamminen was also highly successful on the hardwood and still holds school records for most rebounds in a season with 367 and most rebounds per game average at 15.3, both of which were set in her senior season in 1993-94.

In fact Husk holds the top two positions in the school record book in that category.

She pulled down 331 rebounds and averaged 12.3 boards per game as a junior.

Tamminen also holds two spots in the Lady Wildcats top ten record book for most blocked shots in a season.

Her 79 swats as a senior currently ranked no. 2, while her 20 blocked shots as a junior ranks no. 10.

Tamminen ranked no.4 on the school career scoring list at the time of her induction with 1,176 points.

She is one of only eight Salem girls’ basketball players who have scored 1,000 points in a career.

Tamminen was honored by the North Egypt Conference for her senior basketball season as the league’s Honorary Captain. Tamminen originally signed to play college basketball at McKendree College, but switched to Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa prior to the start of her freshman season.

Tamminen continued to play basketball and volleyball for her first two seasons at Graceland before she decided to concentrate solely on volleyball for her final two seasons.

Tamminen’s best season at Graceland came in 1997 when she was named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference Volleyball Team.

During that season Tamminen had been selected as the HAAC Player of the Week.

During her volleyball career at Graceland she was also selected to the St. Edwards Tournament Second Team.

Tamminen was part of some highly successful volleyball squads at Graceland.

During her stay at the school Graceland won the HAAC Preseason tournament the HAAC regular season championship, the HAAC postseason Tournament and a regional tournament qualifier where they took third place.

Tamminen resided in San Clement California at the time of her induction.