Each month, we ask an Indiana Humanities friend or partner how he or she thinks, reads and talks. We feature that someone in the “How do you identify with the humanities” section of our e-newsletter. This month, it’s Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever. Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Fever are partnering throughout the month of June for a number of Title IX initiatives, including a special pre-game event on June 21 that will feature Title IX Trailblazers. Learn more, here.
Think: Thinking is a part of my everyday life because it keeps my mind fresh. Through my thought processing, I am able to prepare for anything and everything that might come up during my day.
Read: I love to read as much as I can. Books that have an inspirational message and/or carry a positive storyline capture my attention the most. Reading helps to free my mind from stress, relax me and take me places that I’ve never been.
Talk: Communication is essential to being able to express yourself and your feelings. Being able to talk helps me to enjoy interaction with my family, friends and teammates.
Indiana’s “do-everything” forward returns for her 12th season in the WNBA after capturing her first MVP honor in 2011. Catchings led the Fever in points per game, rebounds, assists and steals in each of her first six active pro seasons and again in 2010 and 2011. Catchings is a two-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States, medaling at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and again in 2008 in Beijing, China.She will represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Off the court, Catchings is one of the country’s most highly-regarded citizen-athletes.