Honoring extraordinary Indianapolis women

Honoring extraordinary Indianapolis women

The Recorder nominated two local women to receive an award from the Indiana Commission for Women. Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb recently presented the awards to Rupal Thanawala and Tamika Catchings. Catchings, who overcame shyness which stemmed from hearing loss, went on to become a star player in the WNBA and a community leader in Indianapolis. Catchings created the Catch…

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Monumental march encourages voter registration, push for legislative change

Monumental march encourages voter registration, push for legislative change

On the lawn of the Statehouse Sunday, protesters gathered by the hundreds to rally against police brutality and encourage people to vote. As songs like “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke played on the loudspeaker, signs held high and low could be seen expressing support for the black community. “If we register young people to vote, that’s when…

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Tamika Catchings named to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Tamika Catchings named to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Swin Cash are headed to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. Joining the three former WNBA stars are Carol Callan (contributor), Carol Stiff (contributor), Sue Donohoe (contributor) and Debbie Brock (veteran player). The seven members will be inducted on June 13. Catchings was a…

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Celebrating Black History: Tamika Catchings

Celebrating Black History: Tamika Catchings

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Tamika Catchings is one of the state’s legendary basketball players. If you were to just scratch the surface of her career, you’d see a 10-time All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She is also a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame candidate. But, the work she’s done off the court, some would say, matters even more. On the…

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Tamika Catchings’ Role Grows As Indiana Fever Hire 2019 WNBA Champion Marianne Stanley As Next Head Coach

Tamika Catchings’ Role Grows As Indiana Fever Hire 2019 WNBA Champion Marianne Stanley As Next Head Coach

As the Indiana Fever search for firm footing in the aftermath of Tamika Catchings’ move from the hardwood to the front office, the team on Tuesday announced basketball lifer and 2019 WNBA Champion Marianne Stanley as its new head coach. Stanley was an assistant in the Pac-10 during the 1990s but jumped to the WNBA in 2000 with the Los…

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Tamika Catchings discusses 2021 NBA All-Star game Legacy Initiative

Tamika Catchings discusses 2021 NBA All-Star game Legacy Initiative

by: Staff Reports Posted: Oct 9, 2019 / 10:55 AM GMT-0400 / Updated: Oct 9, 2019 / 04:05 PM GMT-0400 INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The NBA All-Star game won’t be in Indianapolis until 2021. But we are already leaning the way the league wants to invest in communities across Indiana. It’s called the Legacy Initiative, and co-chair of the All-Star 2021…

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Dream catchers: Ballher Brand inks Tamika Catchings, eyes big things

Dream catchers: Ballher Brand inks Tamika Catchings, eyes big things

Owner Tom Miller has started a Kickstarter campaign that could provide new uniforms to girls basketball teams Eleven years ago, Tom Miller and WNBA star Tamika Catchings made a connection. Today, they have a partnership that Miller believes will grow his company and the game. Miller recently signed Catchings to a three-year endorsement deal with Ballher Athletic Apparel, his clothing…

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Tamika Catchings to appear on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ this Summer

Tamika Catchings to appear on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ this Summer

Tamika Catchings has accomplished a lot throughout her athletic career. The 10-time WNBA All-Star led the Indiana Fever for 15 seasons after a successful four-year run under legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee and won four Olympic gold medals before she retired from the league after the 2016 season. Now, three years removed from the league, Catchings is ready for…

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Indiana Fever hire new president, promote Tamika Catchings to VP

Indiana Fever hire new president, promote Tamika Catchings to VP

How many basketball executives get up at 4 o’clock in the morning to work out and look like they’re in All-Star playing shape? Now, there is at least one: Tamika Catchings. “I’m ready, right?” she said Monday at an Indiana Fever news conference. The Fever announced Allison Barber will be new president and chief operating officer and that Catchings will…

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