Tamika Catchings

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On March 1st, Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings released her autobiography titled, “Catch A Star.”  Catchings is a ten-time WNBA All-Star and she has played with the Fever since the 2002 season, where she was Rookie of the Year.  Catchings helped lead the Fever to the 2012 WNBA Championship, and she also played on 3 Olympic Women’s Basketball teams that took home Gold.

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Catchings has proven she is a force to be reckoned with on, and off the court.  “Catch A Star” is actually Catchings’ second book.  She wrote a book called “Dreams Are For Catching” in 2009 that was geared towards teens.

“Catch A Star” is Catchings’ story about faith, overcoming adversity, and becoming a champion.  Catchings was born with a hearing loss, and she was bullied as a child due to having to wear hearing aids.  She says, “It’s my journey from a little girl to where I am now.  It talks a lot about all of my experiences.  You know I’m a very faith-oriented person so my faith is intertwined in pretty much every aspect of my life.”

Catchings has announced that she will retire after her 15th WNBA season, and after her run at a fourth gold medal at this summer’s Olympic games.  She also revealed she plans to stay involved in the game, and hinted at possibly writing a few more books.

Catchings says she hopes her book spends at least one week on the New York Times’ best seller list.  You can purchase “Catch A Star” on Amazon, and read more on the story here.

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