FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFive-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings spent part of the day at Anderson on Wednesday, speaking to students and the AU women’s basketball team. Catchings was the featured speaker during Campus Worship time and spoke to the team later. She spends much of her time when not playing for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA talking to groups around the country. She shares her Christian testimony and an especially heartwarming and inspirational story about growing up with disabilities. A legend in women’s basketball, Catchings played college hoops at Tennessee, where she achieved All-American status four straight years. She was drafted by the Indiana Fever in 2001 as the third overall pick. In her rookie season she was selected Rookie of the Year, and finished runner up for the league’s MVP award. She has been named to the All-Star team five times. In the spring of 2004, Catchings formed the “Catch the Stars Foundation,” which provides sports and academic related programs for at-risk youth.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WNBA SUPERSTAR TAMIKA CATCHINGS VISITS AU