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Former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings was recently named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Month for August.
Catchings currently plays for the Indiana Fever and is in her 13th year in the league. This is her first player of the month honor for the season and the third of her career. No other Lady Vol in the WNBA has been awarded the honor this season.
In August, Catchings had an Eastern Conference high in scoring with 16.7 ppg. She ranked seventh in rebounding with 6.3 rpg and sixth in steals with 1.67 spg. Leading her team, Catchings has helped Indiana to the playoffs for the 10th consecutive year.
In all In all five games so far this month, Catchings has scored in double-digits including two games with 25 or more points. Catchings scored her season high of 29 points against the New York Liberty on Aug. 10. She has scored a collective 92 points and 59 rebounds in August.
Catchings will be back in action tomorrow night, Aug. 20, against Washington at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN 2.
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