Dan Oppland

#42 Dan Oppland

Pos. F
Ht. 6'8"
Wt. 225
Yr. So.
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School [Prev. School] Whitfield

2004-2005: First Team All-Conference performer, averaged team-high 18.6 points and 6.8 rebounds ... earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team honors ... 3rd in Mid-Con in scoring and 2nd in free throw pct. (77.2%)... recipient of Valpo's Joel Oberman Rebounding Award and Dr. Bill Steinbrecher Free Throw Award ... made 42.3% of three-pointers, third on team ... scored in double-figures all but three games ... Scored at least 20 points in 18 of 31 games ... scored season-high 29 January 22 at Western Illinois.

2003-2004: Earned Second Team All-Conference honors, averaging team-leading 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds ... winner of Valpo's Homer W. Drew Sr. Most Improved Player Award ... named to Mid-Con All-Tournament Team, scoring a career-high 32 points in semi-final win over UMKC ... tallied double-digit points in 28 of 31 games ... ranked in the top 10 in Mid-Con points, rebounds, and free throw & field goal pct.

2002-2003: Appeared in all 31 games off the bench as a true freshman ... grabbed five or more rebounds 10 times ... scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in win over Chicago State in Mid-Con Tournament quarterfinals.

Prep: A two-time All-State selection at Whitfield High School ... also named to All-Conference and All-Metro teams as a junior and senior ... nominated for McDonald's All-America honors as a senior, averaging 25 points and 13 rebounds ... helped Whitfield to Missouri State Championship as a sophomore ... also competed in high school State Championships in cross country.

Personal: Dan is the son of Steve and Barb Oppland ... brother Mike plays for Calumet [Ind.] College basketball team ... played for Athletes in Action in Macedonia and Albania during summer of 2005 ... major is sports management ... born January 7, 1984.