Former Orange Coast College women's basketball player Erin Tomlinson died Monday due to complications from a viral infection in a San Luis Obispo Hospital at the age of 30.
Tomlinson played at OCC from 1998-2000 and moved on to UC Irvine from 2000-2002.
The Tomlinson family will be holding a private memorial service from their Arroyo Grande residence on Sunday, however, a public memorial service will be held on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Captain's Table Restaurant, located on the Orange Coast College campus.
For more information on Wednesday's service, contact OCC Foundation Director Doug Bennett at (714) 432-5126.
"Erin was one of the hardest-working players I've ever had here at Coast," OCC head coach Mike Thornton said of Tomlinson. "We always had to fight her to keep her out of the gym because she always wanted to keep working on her game. She was an outstanding high school player at Stockdale High School [in Bakersfield], but her dream was to play Division I basketball and after Coast, she was able to fulfill her dream and play at UC Irvine. She will always be remembered here at OCC and she'll be forever missed."