In 2001, she was drafted by the Indiana Fever. After sitting out the entire year in which she was drafted due to injury, she had an all-star rookie season in 2002. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. Catchings is a 9-time WNBA All-Star, a 5-time All-WNBA selection and is famous for recording the first ever quintuple double (25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks in 1997). She serves as President of the WNBA Players Association as of the 2012 season.
On August 23, 2014 she set the all time WNBA playoff scoring record off a three-point field goal in Game 3 of the eastern conference semifinals against the Washington Mystics surpassing Lisa Leslie's 908 career playoff points. She finished the game with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 steals also surpassing Lisa Leslie for most WNBA career playoff rebounds.
After the 2014 season she ranks 1st all-time in career playoff points, 1st all-time in career playoff rebounds and 3rd in all-time career regular season scoring. She also holds the WNBA record for most consecutive playoff appearances of 10 straight seasons.
In October 2014 in a TV interview, she revealed that she will be retiring after the 2016 Summer Olympics. She said;
""I will be retiring in 2016, Lord willing, if my body holds up," "Although I plan to step away as a player that is not to say I'll step away from the game, hopefully. I am so thankful and blessed to have had an opportunity to play the game I have loved for so long. "God has truly blessed me with an amazing playing career, and now it's time to start transitioning to what He has for me beyond the lines of the basketball floor."
Tamika is the Founder of the Catch the Stars Foundation and is proud to help "prepare youth to catch their dreams one star at a time." The goal of her foundation is to provide youth with organized programs geared towards motivating them to set goals, dream bigger and achieve more. 2
Dr. Geri "Kay Kay" Hart
Kay Kay was a prominent All-American Academic Player at University of Kansas. She was a two time Big 8 player and league assists leader. Hart holds the record for most minutes played in Kansas Jayhawk history in the Big 8 with 3,841 minutes. She led KU her senior year to the Big 8 Champs with 22-6 record going undefeated in Big 8 and making it to the NCAA sweet 16.She is a “Jayhawk of Distinction” and one of the smartest basketball players in KU history. Awarded the NCAA Post Career Scholarship to Medical School with a 4.0 GPA.
Dr. Hart is a pioneer in the game of professional women's basketball by playing in the WBA. She was apart of the Kansas Crusaders, WBA 1st Champion in 1993. She is featured on WBA Collector All-Star Cards as a two time All-Star and also played on the Iowa WBA expansion team in 1994. She continued to be apart of the WBA as a radio announcer and college basketball radio play by play commentator. She also spent one season as USA Women’s Basketball Team Doctor.
Awarded the 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians Fellowship. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people and by their professional development through medical education and research. .
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