Tamika Catchings attended the University of Tennessee where she led the Lady Volunteers to an NCAA title and earned National Player of the Year honors. Catchings was the 3rd overall pick in the 2001 WNBA draft and played her entire 15-year career for the Indiana Fever. Catchings has won a WNBA championship, WNBA MVP Award, WNBA Finals MVP Award, five WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and four Olympic gold medals. She was also selected to 10 WNBA All-Star teams. She is one of ten women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, a World Championship Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship.
With her platform as an esteemed professional athlete, Catchings created the Catch the Stars Foundation in 2004. She is a community leader and embraces being a positive role model by encouraging youth to be all that they can be. Her foundation "empowers youth to achieve their dreams by providing goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy, and youth development."
We are thrilled to have Tamika Catchings as our Pro Athlete Breakfast keynote speaker and excitedly welcome her to Grand Rapids in March.