Tamika Catchings is a retired professional basketball player who played her entire 15-year career for the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Catching's has won a WNBA championship (2012), WNBA Most Valuable Player Award(2011), WNBA Finals MVP Award (2012), five WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012), two Olympic gold medals (2012, 2016), and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2002). She has also been selected to ten WNBA All-Star teams, 12 All-WNBA teams, 12 All-Defensive teams and led the league in steals eight times. She is one of 9 women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.
After playing at Adlai E. Stevenson High School and graduating from Duncanville High School, Tamika Catching's became one of the stars of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. In 2001, the Indiana Fever drafted her. After sitting out the entire year in which she was drafted due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002 and is famous for recording the first ever quintuple-double (25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks in 1997). She served as President of the WNBA Players Association from 2012-2016.
Tamika after a long successful career in the WNBA has decided to help other young ladies to have the same opportunity as she did to play at the next level. She has decided to give back to young ladies by operating her Tamika Catching's Academy, Camps, and her Tournament Shootouts. Tamika is passionate about her new adventure in the world of women's basketball. Come and support Tamika as she hopes to inspire young ladies from all over the country to fulfill their dream of playing at the next level.