Tamika Catchings

Class of 2021

  • Catchings player for the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers from 1997 to 2001
  • She was named a four-time All-American and helped the Volunteers win the 1998 NCAA National Championship.
  • In 2000, Catchings won WBCA Player of the Year, the Naismith College Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year, and the USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year.
  • She was drafted as the #3 pick in the 2001 WNBA draft to the Indiana Fever.
  • Spending her career with the Indiana Fever, Catchings won the WNBA Championship in 2012, being named as the Finals MVP.
  • Catchings was a 7-time All-WNBA First Team and a 5-time All-WNBA Second Team.
  • A 5-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year as well as a 10-time WNBA All-Defensive Team member and a 2-time member of the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team.
  • In 2011, Catchings was named one of the Top 15 Players in WNBA History.
  • She is a 3-time Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award winner in 2010, 2013, and 2016.
  • Catchings competed in three World Championships winning gold twice and bronze once as well as being a member of the USA Basketball Olympic Team where she won four gold medals from 2004 to 2016.