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Former Forward for the WNBA's Indiana Fever, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

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Tamika Catchings is a four-time Olympic Gold medalist and 16-year WNBA player with the Indiana Fever.

Catchings 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 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 the entire year in which she was drafted due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002.

In 2002, she became the first American to win gold at both junior and senior world championships. Catchings played on the U.S. junior team that won the 1997 world title as well as the 2002 senior world championship squad.

The transition from college to professional ball was seamless for Catchings -- once she got on the court. After sitting out the 2001 WNBA season with two knee injuries, Catchings debuted with a splash for the Indiana Fever in 2002, winning the Rookie of the Year award, making the All-WNBA first team and finishing second in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year.

Catchings 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), four Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2002). She is one of only 11 women to attain all four accolades.

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. In 2011, Catchings was voted in by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.

She is famous for recording the first ever quintuple-double (25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks) in 1997 and served as President of the WNBA Players Association from 2012 to 2016.

The daughter of 11-year NBA veteran Harvey Catchings, Tamika isn't the only child in her family with basketball skill. Her sister Tauja, a year older than Tamika, was an All-Big 10 forward at Illinois and was drafted in the third round of the 2000 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Tauja now heads up the charitable foundation she created with Tamika, Catch the Stars.

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Tamika Catchings

Former Forward for the WNBA's Indiana Fever, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

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Tamika Catchings Biography

Tamika Catchings is a four-time Olympic Gold medalist and 16-year WNBA player with the Indiana Fever.

Catchings 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 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 the entire year in which she was drafted due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002.

In 2002, she became the first American to win gold at both junior and senior world championships. Catchings played on the U.S. junior team that won the 1997 world title as well as the 2002 senior world championship squad.

The transition from college to professional ball was seamless for Catchings -- once she got on the court. After sitting out the 2001 WNBA season with two knee injuries, Catchings debuted with a splash for the Indiana Fever in 2002, winning the Rookie of the Year award, making the All-WNBA first team and finishing second in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year.

Catchings 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), four Olympic gold medals (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2002). She is one of only 11 women to attain all four accolades.

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. In 2011, Catchings was voted in by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.

She is famous for recording the first ever quintuple-double (25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks) in 1997 and served as President of the WNBA Players Association from 2012 to 2016.

The daughter of 11-year NBA veteran Harvey Catchings, Tamika isn't the only child in her family with basketball skill. Her sister Tauja, a year older than Tamika, was an All-Big 10 forward at Illinois and was drafted in the third round of the 2000 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Tauja now heads up the charitable foundation she created with Tamika, Catch the Stars.

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  • Tamika Catchings, WNBA Champion - YouTube
    Apr 4, 2017 ... Tamika Catchings talks about her childhood struggling with hearing problems, discovering her passion for basketball, and joining the...
  • Tamika Catchings - Illini Land FCA Keynote Speaker
    Tamika Catchings speaking at the 2016 FCA Banquet in Champaign, IL.

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  • How to book Tamika Catchings?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tamika Catchings for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tamika Catchings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tamika Catchings or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tamika Catchings?

    Booking fees for Tamika Catchings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tamika Catchings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tamika Catchings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tamika Catchings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tamika Catchings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tamika Catchings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tamika Catchings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tamika Catchings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tamika Catchings for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tamika Catchings generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dave Dravecky, Shannon Miller, Lisa Leslie, Shawn Johnson East and Nastia Liukin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tamika Catchings for an upcoming event.

Tamika Catchings Speaker Videos

  • Tamika Catchings, WNBA Champion - YouTube
    Apr 4, 2017 ... Tamika Catchings talks about her childhood struggling with hearing problems, discovering her passion for basketball, and joining the WNBA.
    Tamika Catchings - Illini Land FCA Keynote Speaker
    Tamika Catchings speaking at the 2016 FCA Banquet in Champaign, IL.

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