Sep 3, 2013
NEW YORK -- Former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever was named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 1.
This marks the second time this season and a league-record 20th time in her career that Catchings was named Player of the Week, moving her ahead of Seattle's Lauren Jackson. She is among three Lady Vols to garner WNBA Player of the Week accolades in 2013, joining Western Conference winners Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks (June 2, July 7, July 14) and Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock (June 23). Catchings previously won the award on July 21.
Catchings led the Eastern Conference and tied for the league lead in scoring last week with 22.0 points per contest. She also tied for second in the East and fourth league-wide in rebounding with 10.0 rebounds per game, while her .667 mark from three-point land (4-for-6) led the East.
On Aug. 30, Catchings recorded game highs with 22 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season as Indiana defeated New York, 73-67. Her layup with 3:56 remaining in the fourth quarter extended the Fever's lead to three, and her 10th rebound, which came with under two minutes remaining, helped Indiana put the game out of reach.