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Six-time WNBA All-Star and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Tamika Catchings joins Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm EST for a frank conversation about her career and inspirations. The basketball superstar will share her heartfelt advice for youth wanting to excel. This exclusive interview will truly inspire all listeners of every age. Tune in!
On this edition of A Second Look at Sports, we replay Dr. Dwight Allen's interview with WNBA superstar Tamika Catchings, as she tells us about growing up in a basketball family with her dad as a former NBA player, as well as how her faith has brought her through the good and bad times.
We check into the pulpit of Dr. Dwight Allen, as he gives us the word from Christian athletes around the nation on A Second Look at Sports, right here on the King James Radio Network.
A Second Look at Sports welcomes 7-time All-Star and 2012 WNBA champion Tamika Catchings. We hear from Tamika about her life before and during her illustrious WNBA career, as well as the faith in God that has carried her through.
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WNBA star Tamika Catchings, who has been voted one of the league’s top 15 players of all time, opines on the importance of working together. “Everybody who’s watched me knows I am definitely a team player,” she tells Hoops in the Sun host Randy Cruz. “And above all, even with the individual accolades that I’ve racked up, I want to win a WNBA championship. It’s a team commitment. It’s a team goal. It’s the WNBA. You got the best players in the whole world coming to America to play together on one stage. And to have that championship title is matter most to me.”
Tamika Catchings: 'Jesus is Definitely My Savior; He Walks Beside Me Through My Ups and Downs' (Gosp
She is a professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. After graduating from high school where she was named a WBCA All-American, she became one of the star athletes at the University of Tennessee women's basketball team. In 2001, she was drafted by the Indiana Fever. In 2002, she had an all-star rookie season. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. She is a six-time WNBA All-Star Selection, made the All-WNBA Team six times, and was the 2011 WNBA MVP. In 2004, 2008, and 2012, she helped lead her team to Gold in the Olympic Games. She currently serves as President of the WNBA Players Association.
Though she grew up in the church, her faith only became real to her in her senior year at the University of Tennessee when she suffered a season ending injury just months before the WNBA draft. When she realized all she had was God at that point, she says God gave her the peace and the strength to make it through. Though her injury kept her from playing her first year at Indiana, she gained a new perspective on faith, basketball, and God.
She said, "Peace definitely came from God. It came from realizing I needed to remove my focus from basketball back to God. It seems like every single time I have been hurt it has been the same thing. It's been that you get so caught up in what you are doing that you forget to give Him the glory. It is hard to be a Christian in the WNBA; and I think it is because of so many different stereotypes. Just trying to walk with Him and not be pulled by all the negative forces from the outside. I think that what I do with my platform is that I live my life as Christlike as I can. [Jesus] is definitely my Savior. He's the one that walks beside me through my ups and downs and the one that keeps me focused on where I am going in life. He protects me. He provides for me. He guides me and he leads me."
Her name is Tamika Catchings.
At the age of 21, Tamika Newhouse founded Delphine Publications and has since become a self-published, bestselling author. She has appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only nine months after her debut novel. In 2010, she was inducted into Who’s who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology, and Tamika won for the second time for Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013 she was honored with the Author of Distinction E. Lynn Harris Award. Her latest award is for the 2013 African American Literary Award for self-published author of the year.
Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission. She has been featured in Uptown Magazine, Essence, Hello Beautiful, Juicy Magazine, and in Vibe Vixen Magazine.
Tamika presently tours the country speaking about overcoming her teen pregnancy to fulfill her dream, as well as teaching aspiring writers the publishing ropes. A former radio host, she hosted her own internet radio show (AAMBC) for over three years and continues to expand her brand. She is currently living in Atlanta with her son and daughter and is currently working on her next novel.
Get to know author Tamika Sims BEYOND her pen! Lit 'Ish uncovers some interesting facts about the author and taps into her creative spirit. Listen in as we discuss the Lit 'Ish topic of the week and get Tamika's view on the issue. Lit 'Ish is NOT your typical Literary show! Quick, simple, and entertaining. You won't want to miss this!
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Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21; Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only 9 months after her debut novel. In 2010 she was inducted into Who’s who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013 she was honored with the Author of Distinction E. Lynn Harris Award. Her latest award for the 2013 African American Literary Award for self published author of the year.
Her latest book, The Words I Didn't Say, will be released June 24, 2014.
February 1st is National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) and this year's national theme is "Title IX: In it For the Long Run", which is in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX (June 2012).
Join Game Changers Live as we celebrate NGWSD with the first segment in our GCL Title IX Series: The Voice of the Athlete.
We will be joined by special guests the legendary Nancy Lieberman and 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings. The show will focus on the impact Title IX has had on their lives.
GCL airs live every Wednesday at 1:00pm ET.
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