Tamika Catchings, Keynote Speaker

In 2001 Tamika Catchings was drafted by the Indiana Fever. Her WNBA career with the Fever lasted for 16 seasons and included many awards including a WNBA championship, a Most Valuable Player Award, five Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and four Olympic gold medals. Catchings was also selected to ten WNBA All-Star teams, twelve All-WNBA teams and twelve All-Defensive teams.

Tamika is known for her prolific scoring both near to, and far from, the basket. She is also highly skilled at defending, ball-handling and rebounding.

Currently Tamika remains busy with the Catch the Stars Foundation, which she founded in 2004 for the purpose of helping underprivileged children become successful in academics and sports by providing literacy programs, mentoring, basketball camps and fitness clinics. Tamika is also a Game Analyst for the Indiana Fever, owner of Tea’s Me Café, Director of Player Programs and Franchise Development for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and a popular keynote speaker.

Tamika and her husband, Parnell, live on the westside of Indianapolis where, rumor has it, they can be seen riding bikes together in their neighborhood, or enjoying a friendly game of 1-on-1 and Knockout in their driveway.