Tamika Catchings Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Salary, Family, Stats, Indiana Fever

By | May 22, 2021

Tamika Catchings Biography

Tamika Catchings an American former Indiana Fever professional basketball player who currently, Tamika works as the Vice President of Basketball Operations in Indiana Fever. He played for Indiana Fever in the WNBA for 15 years.

She as well owns Tea’s Me Cafe, serves as an analyst for ESPN & SEC Network, and doubles up as an NBA/WNBA Ambassador. She is a God-fearing skilled basketball player.

Tamika Catchings Age

Tamika was born on July 21, 1979, in Stratford, NJ, United States of America.

Tamika Catchings WNBA and Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever drafted Tamika as the third overall basketball player in 2001. However, she could not start her debut season because of an injury, nevertheless, she picked well in the 2002 season that she was named WNBA Rookie of the Year. Catchings averaged 20.3 points for the Indiana Fever in the WNBA 2002 season. Additionally, Tamika played for Asan Woori Bank Wibee in the WNBA offseason in 2003.

Tamika had his best career season in 2003 after averaging 19.7 points per game for the Indiana Fever. Additionally, she holds the record for the fastest player to score 2,000 points, get 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists, and 300 steals in the WNBA. Furthermore, Tamika was named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010.

She was also voted into the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game. Moreover, with the help of Katie Douglas, Catchings inspired the Indiana Fever to reach the WNBA finals in 2009 but lost 3-2 to the Phoenix Mercury. Nevertheless, Tamika also helped Indiana Fever win the WNBA title in 2012 and also won the WNBA Finals MVP accolade.

Tamika had a soar back in 2014 which made her miss 17 games in the WNBA season. Nevertheless, when she returned after a full recovery, Catchings played in the WNBA All-Star Game and made the winning basket for the Eastern Conference all-star team. She also helped Indiana Fever finish second in the 2014 season.

Tamika Catchings Net Worth

Tamika has estimated net worth of $5,055,000.

Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

2002 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 32
  • Rebounds Per Game – 8.6
  • Assists Per Game – 3.7
  • Steals Per Game – 2.9°
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.3

2003 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 8.0
  • Assists Per Game – 3.4
  • Steals Per Game – 2.1
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.0

2004 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.3
  • Assists Per Game – 3.4
  • Steals Per Game – 2.0
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.1

2005 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.8
  • Assists Per Game – 4.2
  • Steals Per Game – 2.6°
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.5

2006 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 32
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.5
  • Assists Per Game – 3.7
  • Steals Per Game – 2.9°
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.1

2007 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 21
  • Rebounds Per Game – 9.0
  • Assists Per Game – 4.7
  • Steals Per Game – 3.1°
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.0

2008 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 25
  • Rebounds Per Game – 6.3
  • Assists Per Game – 3.3
  • Steals Per Game – 2.0
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.4

2009 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.2
  • Assists Per Game – 3.1
  • Steals Per Game – 2.9°
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.5

2010 season T Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.1
  • Assists Per Game – 4.0
  • Steals Per Game – 2.3°
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.9

2011 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 33
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.1
  • Assists Per Game – 3.5
  • Steals Per Game – 2.0
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.9

2012 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.6
  • Assists Per Game – 3.1
  • Steals Per Game – 2.1
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.8

2013 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 30
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.1
  • Assists Per Game – 2.4
  • Steals Per Game – 2.8
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.0

2014 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 16
  • Rebounds Per Game – 6.4
  • Assists Per Game – 1.9
  • Steals Per Game – 1.7
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.8

2015 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 30
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.1
  • Assists Per Game – 2.2
  • Steals Per Game – 1.8
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.8

2016 season Tamika Catchings WNBA Stats

  • Games Played – 34
  • Rebounds Per Game – 4.8
  • Assists Per Game – 1.9
  • Steals Per Game – 1.8
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.2

Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever Stats

  • Games Played – 457
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.3
  • Assists Per Game – 3.3
  • Steals Per Game – 2.4
  • Blocks Per Game – 0.8

Tamika Catchings Tea Shop and Book

When she retired from playing professional basketball, she decided to venture into different businesses. She purchased a tea shop called Tea’s Me Cafe located in Indianapolis in Feb 2017. She used to go to Tea’s Me Cafe tea shop frequently while playing for the Indiana Fever which played a vital role in purchasing the tea shop.

She as well authored the book titled Catch a Star: Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion which was published on March 1, 2016. Moreover, the book Catch a Star: Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion is available for purchase on Amazon.

She also started a foundation called Catch a Star Foundation in 2004 which strives to help disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams. Catchings foundation provides reading materials and a fun environment for children to learn on,

Tamika Catchings Height and Weight

Tamika stands at a height of 6’2″(approx. 1.88 meters) and weighs 170 lbs (77 kgs).

Tamika Catchings College

Tamika joined Duncanville High School located in Duncanville, TX where she played basketball and earned the honor of WBCA All-American. furthermore, she as well played in the WBCA High School All-America Game and manage to score 12 points.

After her high school, she joined the University of Tennessee where she played for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball. She played College basketball for Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball as of 1997 and 2001.

Tamika Catchings College Awards

  • The Naismith College Player of the Year
  • the USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year
  • AP Player of the Year
  • WBCA Player of the Year
  • Tamika Catchings College Stats
  • Games Played – 127
  • Rebounds Per Game – 7.9
  • Assists Per Game – 2.7
  • Steals Per Game – 2.9°
  • Blocks Per Game – 1.1
  • Points per Game – 16.6
  • Total Points – 2,113
  • Tamika Catchings Family and Deaf

Tamika was born partially deaf which made her grow up using a hearing aid. She was born to her father Harvey Catchings is also a former professional basketball player and played in the NBA league. Catchings’s mother, Wanda Catchings, is also a former NBA player

She was raised up along with her sister Tauja Catchings who also plays basketball for the WNBA in Sweden. Tauja is as well the all-time leading scorer for Stevenson University. Catchings also has a cousin called Bobby who plays basketball as a forward for Eastern Illinois University.

Tamika Catchings Married

Tamika is married to Parnell Smith whom she first met in Los Angeles in July 2014 via a mutual friend. The duo later tied their knot at Skyline Club in Indianapolis, IN in Feb 2016 in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family. The wedding ceremony was attended by just 27 people. Smith is as well a basketball player and played for Pike High School.


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