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Tamika Catchings Wiki Biography
Born Tamika Devonne Catchings on the 21st July 1979, in Stratford, New Jersey USA, she is a retired professional basketball player who played in the Women`s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for the Indiana Fever, but also played abroad for such teams as Galatasaray in Turkey, Spartak Moscow in Russia, and others.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tamika Catchings is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Catching`s net worth is as high as $300,000, an amount she has earned through her successful career in basketball.
Tamika Catchings Net Worth $300,000
Tamika is the daughter of the former NBA player Harvey Catchings. She grew up in the Chicago area where she went to Stevenson High School, and led the basketball team to the Illinois’s IHSA Div. AA State Championship. That year she received the Illinois Ms. Basketball award, becoming the youngest player ever to win. However after her sophomore year, Tamika and her family moved to Texas, and she enrolled at Duncanville High School, where Tamika continued with her basketball career, and earned honors as a WBCA All-American, and also played in the WBCA High School All-America Game, in which she scored twelve points. After matriculation, Tamika became a student at the University of Tennessee, where her career was brought up to the next level. She played for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, and received All-American honors, winning the National championship in the 1997-1998 season.
After she obtained her diploma in 2001, Tamika declared for the WNBA Draft and was selected by the Indiana Fever as the third overall pick. She spent her entire WNBA career playing for the Fever, which increased her net worth by a large margin. In her first season, Tamika averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, which earned her the Rookie of the Year award. The next season was her best, as she averaged 19.7 points and 8.0 rebounds, in addition to 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
Until the end of her career, Tamika played at the top level and earned numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, both as an individual and as a part of the Indiana Fever. She became the WNBA champion in 2012, and was also named as the WNBA Finals MVP. She has 10 All-Star game appearances, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, and consecutively from 2013 until 2015. Also she was named into the All-WNBA First Team seven times, in 2002, 2003, 2006, and from 2009 until 2012. Furthermore she was the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year five times, in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012, and was the WNBA steals leader an amazing eight times, in 2002, 2005-2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2016, among many other awards.
Apart from playing on a team level, Tamika has also been recognized by playing with the USA Women`s National team, winning four Olympic gold medals, in 2004 in Athens, four years later in Beijing, followed by London in 2012 and most recently in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Furthermore, she has two gold medals from World Championships, in 2002 held in China and 2010 in the Czech Republic.
Regarding her personal life, Tamika has been married to Parnell Smith since February 2016; the couple has been together since 2014.
She is also recognized for her philanthropic activities; born with a hearing loss, she struggled through her childhood years, and wore a hearing aid. Knowing what she has been through, she decided to help children with similar problems, and has started the Catch the Stars Foundation Inc. Thanks to her work she has received the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award, and several other.
|Net Worth||$300 Thousand|
|Date Of Birth||July 21, 1979|
|Place Of Birth||Stratford, New Jersey, United States|
|Education||Duncanville High School, University of Tennessee|
|Parents||Harvey Catchings, Wanda Catchings|
|Siblings||Tauja Catchings, Kenyon Catchings, Bryce Catchings, Chrystie Catchings|