Tamika Catchings has added another WNBA Player of the Week award to her career total. The Indiana Fever forward has earned her third award for the 2012 season. She has also announced a celebration for her Olympic gold medal that has been scheduled for Sept. 1. Catchings continues to be a crucial part of the Fever's success.
WNBA Player of the Week
Tamika Catchings, who has spent 11 years with the Indiana Fever, earned another WNBA Player of the Week award. In addition to her recent award for week 9, she has won Player of the Week in week 1 and week 5. The latest accolade comes after her return from the Summer Olympics with a gold medal.
A Consistent Player
Catchings has always been a reliable player for the Indiana Fever, and her role is essential to the team's success. The WNBA has cited the Fever's two wins a row in one week as a reason for the award because Tamika Catchings had a crucial part in the victories. In 2012, she has an average of 17.8 points per game and 3.1 assists per game, so these numbers are similar to her previous Indiana seasons that show her ability to remain consistent. It is easy to understand why she has accumulated 17 WNBA Player of the Week awards during her career.
Celebrating the Olympic Gold Medal with Tamika Catchings
Although Tamika Catchings is thrilled to get another Player of the Week award, she has not finished celebrating her Olympic gold medal. Indiana Fever fans will have the chance to join her at a private party. On her official Facebook page, Catchings has revealed that the party will be held at the Locker Room Restaurant after the Sept. 1 game with the Chicago Sky.
Most fans are already aware of her organization, the Catch the Stars Foundation, and the party will promote it. Catchings has shared that she plans to have a fundraiser, raffles and giveaways at the event. Despite her ongoing success, she has never lost sight of her goal to empower youth, and this remains the focus of the Catch the Stars Foundation.
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