Tamika Catchings to Release New Autobiography “Catch A Star”

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Former Pantherette and current WNBA All-Star releases her autobiography Catch A Star: Shining Through Adversity to Become a Champion

Indianapolis, IN – Basketball star Tamika Catchings shares her adverse, yet triumphant journey in her upcoming autobiography Catch A Star: Shining Through Adversity to Become a Champion, on March 1, 2016. The book is co-authored with Ken Petersen and features an introduction from former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.

catch_a_star_160219_newsCatch a Star, Catchings shares stories of her childhood, when her love for the game began. Growing up, Tamika suffered from profound hearing loss, bullying, and the anguish of her parents’ divorce. But she wasn’t about to allow those challenge to determine her destiny. Through perseverance and God’s grace, Tamika became one of the top female basketball players of all time.

Catch a Star is her story of overcoming. Of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship. Of being named one of the WNBA’s top 15 players in history. Of earning three Olympic gold medals. And of founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams.

Catch the Stars Foundation was founded in 2004 to empower youth to achieve their dreams through goal setting programs that promote fitness, literacy, and mentoring. The foundation meets needs through a specific emphasis on supporting and assisting under-served and low-to-moderate income communities throughout Indianapolis.

The publication of Catch a Star follows Catchings’s announcement to begin her final season in the WNBA this May. Playing for what will be a total of 15 seasons with the Indiana Fever, Catchings has earned impressive titles including the 2012 WNBA Championship and WNBA Finals MVP, WNBA’s 2011 MVP, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, and 2002 Rookie of the Year. Tamika is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist and was a four-time All-American and a member of the National Champion University of Tennessee Lady Vols under legendary coach Pat Summitt. Catchings serves as the president of the WNBA Player Association and was recently selected to be the first woman to receive the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award.

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