“We can be happy tonight, but tomorrow we have to come back and get back to business.”
WNBA Star Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings recently was named the 2011 WNBA’s Most Valuable Player.
Catchings is the all-time WNBA steals leader.
She is the first WNBA Player with a combination of 5,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
Catchings has played on seven All-Star teams and was the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2002.
Catchings is a four-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and also played on two Olympic Gold Medal teams.
Catchings played on a National Championship team at the University of Tennessee and and her father, Harvey, played in the NBA.
Tamika Catchings is a great basketball player who also has accomplished a great deal off the court.
Now that she has been named the 2011 WNBA’s Most Valuable Player, the only thing she has not accomplished yet on the court is to lead the Indiana Fever to a Championship.
Her “Catch The Stars Foundation” helps disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams.
Indiana Fever forward Tangelo Smith, who has played in the WNBA for 14 years, said Catchings is the best leader she ever has been around in her years in pro basketball.
Fever coach Lin Dunn said Catchings sets the tone for who we are with her work ethic, her desire to win and her competitive spirit.
The City of Indianapolis has many role models from all walks of life. Tamika Catchings is one of them.