Tamika Catchings Speaker Profile
Tamika Catchings Biography
Tamika Catchings was born July 21, 1979 in Stratford, New Jersey and is an American WNBA player who plays for the Indiana Fever. She is a prolific scorer close to and far from the basket, as well as a capable rebounder, ball handler and defender. After playing at Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL) and graduating from Duncanville High School, Tamika Catchings became one of the stars of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. In 2001, she was drafted by the Indiana Fever. After sitting out her rookie year due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002.
An All-American with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball for 1997-2001, Catchings was drafted by the Indiana Fever in 2001. Unable to play her rookie season, she had an outstanding year in 2002 and was named WNBA Rookie of the Year for that year. She has led Indiana Fever in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in all six of her WNBA seasons. Catchings played for the USA Women's Basketball Team at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, helping the team win the gold medal.
In 2005, she scored her 2,000th point in the WNBA. With this she became the fastest player to score 2000 career points in the WNBA, reaching the milestone in only four seasons of play. She is also the fastest to 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists, and 300 steals. In 2005, Catchings was also named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. Catchings then repeated as Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.
In 2006, she was voted in to the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game, and was also the leading vote-getter, but had to sit out because of a foot injury. At half-time she was announced as a member of the All-Decade Team along with 9 other players and former Comets coach Van Chancellor.
Catchings is a 5-time WNBA All-Star and 5-time All-WNBA selection. She is also President of the WNBA Players Association.
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Posted on 26 April 2016 | 2:13 am
Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings was the keynote speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team Banquet that happened on April 21st at the Horizon Convention Center. It was a fantastic overall event as Catchings made time to sign autographs for her fans and talk with kids about being able to achieve their dreams Read More
Posted on 6 March 2015 | 5:44 pm
Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings will be speaking at the Seymour Christian Church on March 15. The five-time defensive player of the year will be talking to people about her life, career in basketball, and how her faith and connection to family are the number one priorities in her world. She will be at both Read More
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